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Our People

Our business is exceptional because our people are exceptional. Get to know the people that make Cantarus what it is.

Lee Adams

Chief Executive Officer

Lee is a founder of Cantarus and, after leaving Accenture as one of their top-performing consultants, has led the business from a three-man start-up to a Prolific North top-thirty digital agency employing over fifty people, winning innumerable UK and global awards, and serving a world-class client list in the UK and internationally.

A strong technologist with a proven track record in business, Lee has over twenty years’ experience delivering success in ‘digital’ to organisations large and small. He combines the ability to help clients to design and execute their business plan and digital roadmap, with a relentless focus on enabling ongoing performance tracking and evidence-based decision making. This has been instrumental in shaping Cantarus into an organisation known for delivering results and, consequently, with a better-than-world-class Net Promoter Score consistently exceeding +80.

Lee has worked at senior and executive levels in virtually every sector of the economy and has particularly deep expertise in the areas of membership, infrastructure services, web, mobile apps and ecommerce. He has helped dozens of leading organisations achieve success including WHSmith, Institute of Directors, Action for Children, Worldpay, Royal College of GPs, Barclays, Stroke Association, Sports Direct, TNT Post (Whistl), EDF Energy, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, University of Chicago, United Utilities, The Children’s Society, INTO University Partnerships, Chartered Institute of Building, Cambridge Assessment and a plethora of public sector organisations.

Mike Cundall

Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined Cantarus on its undergraduate placement program in 2009 before graduating from the University of Manchester top of his year with a first-class degree in Computing with Business Applications. Since then, he's led some of our most high-profile projects for the likes of the Institute of Directors, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Sports Direct, WHSmith and many more.

Mike was previously Head of Professional Services prior to his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He now oversees day-to-day business operations across the organisation and strives for customer satisfaction in all areas. Mike also works closely with Lee on business growth and strategy.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys a variety of sports including football and tennis – Mike is part of Cantarus’ five-a-side team and is a Sheffield Wednesday season ticket holder.

Our Management Team

Chris Gray

Infrastructure Services Manager

Chris was employee #2 at Cantarus and has been instrumental in the design, deployment and operation of Cantarus’ comprehensive and state-of-the-art infrastructure services offering. Chris joined Cantarus in 2010 as a consultant having previously worked with RM Group. Chris has 15+ years of experience providing hardware, software, and implementation consultancy for nationwide and global brands such as Worldpay, INTO University Partnerships, Snow+Rock, Royal Mint, Glasdon, Pharmacy2U.

Mubin Al-Haddad

Marketing Manager

Mubin joined Cantarus in 2016 and heads up our Marketing department. Mubin brought with him extensive experience from advertising big-hitters, Ogilvy, having led their digital and social strategies for OgilvyOne Africa prior to joining Cantarus.

Tom Walters

Principal Consultant

After graduating with a 1st in Computer Science, Tom joined the Cantarus team and brought with him significant experience in web and mobile app development. He regularly speaks at conferences such as MEMX and DIGX, and works primarily in business development.

Steve Fisher

Strategic Development & Platforms Manager

Steve leads Strategic Development at Cantarus, coordinating the development of our own products as well as ensuring that the tools we use to deliver digital excellence are best-in-class. Since joining Cantarus in 2013, Steve has delivered a wide range of projects for the likes of WHSmith, Sports Direct, INTO University Partnerships, and the Royal College of General Practitioners. Steve also fulfils the role of Delivery Manager for the MemConnect app platform.

Mark Eichler

Principal Consultant

Mark joined Cantarus in 2019, establishing a London presence and offering UK and international clients guidance on digital strategy and online community. Prior to joining Cantarus, Mark helped build what rapidly became a leading online community platform for membership organisations as product manager and UK/EU Director. Earlier professional roles include managing technology for membership bodies and technology policy aide to US Senator Bill Roth of Delaware.

Eugene Varghin

Customer Success Manager

Eugene obtained his degree in Computer Science with Business and Management, a subject he chose due to his passion for bridging the gap between tech capabilities and business needs. He joined the Cantarus team in 2016 as an Analyst and has since been involved in various projects both as a Developer and Consultant. Eugene now leads our Customer Success team, putting all of his focus into ensuring Cantarus' customers realise their full business potential through digital platforms.

James Fear

Principal Consultant

James joined Cantarus as Principal Consultant after spending the last ten years working with membership and education organisations to provide them with viable, practical and successful business solutions. He has a vast knowledge of the workings, culture, and personnel within these sectors.

Rebecca Doran

Technical Delivery Manager

Rebecca joined Cantarus in 2015 as a Developer, and since her time at Cantarus she has worked as an Analyst Developer, Consultant and as of 2019 she was promoted to the role of Technical Delivery Manager. Rebecca has worked on and led major projects such as WHSmith and Sports Direct, The Children's Society and University of Chicago to name a few.

Brendan Killough

Technical Delivery Manager

After graduating with a 1st Class Masters in Physics from The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, Brendan started his career as a developer. He joined Cantarus in 2017 as a Consultant and was promoted to Technical Delivery Manager in 2019. Some of the projects Brendan has led include INTO, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Association of Anaesthetists and Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME).

Rob Helsby

Lead Designer

Rob sets the creative direction for our work, whilst overseeing and managing the design team. From designing web platforms to crafting brand identities, he has worked on a wide range of projects with global clients and household names for almost 10 years. Prior to joining Cantarus Rob was Senior Designer at a UK top-10 digital agency, where he worked extensively with the agency’s flagship account, Lexus Europe. Other previous clients include Co-op Food, Morrisons, Pizza Hut Restaurants and MoneySuperMarket.

Team Ethos


Our managers are here to steer the ship, but without the rest of our 50+ strong team at Cantarus HQ, we'd be lost at sea. Our people are empowered to take control, make decisions and drive excellence in every area of the business - regardless of job title. Our relatively flat hierarchy and supportive culture ensures that we are always focused on delivering outstanding solutions rather than navigating office politics.


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