Steve Cantonis


Vice President – Atlanta


Steve Cantonis is a Vice President for the Pariveda Atlanta office and co-founder of Drift Away Luxury Lodging. He is known as a creative problem solver with a focus on delivery excellence and the development of others. He has a passion and proven track record for providing innovative solutions and successful outcomes for complex problems.  His commitment to delivering high value simple solutions comes from a desire to ensure his clients and their customers, along with his colleagues and teammates, are well cared for. This commitment has solidified steadfast, trusted relationships with his colleagues and clients as a recognized leader, mentor, friend, and someone who can be counted on to get things done.

As co-founder of Drift Away Luxury Lodging, Steve has had to wear many hats to build a business from the ground up.  Everything from financial modeling, building a team, tax prep and financial projections, all things digital, customer acquisition, long term planning, and even learning to run heavy machinery, he’s done a bit of everything to build and grow this boutique luxury property management company located in the North Georgia Mountains.

His desire for the success of his team and those around him is a constant focus, providing thought leadership and coaching to his fellow employees and clients alike.

Steve has over 25 years of experience in business and technology services starting his career with Pricewaterhouse.  Over the years he has collaborated with many companies to lead initiatives from large-scale organizational and business transformations, innovation design and delivery, to strategy and process improvement.

Steve has helped his clients change the day-to-day operations of project delivery from large scale waterfall processes to more iterative processes focused on quality, speed to market, and transparency. Having a background with an entrepreneurial spirit, he’s led many initiatives that have helped his clients realize new technology products, capabilities, and insights for their business. His expertise spans business transformation, digital experience, customer experience, merger integration, technology and innovation process development and delivery, information management and analytics, and change management.

Prior to joining Pariveda Solutions, Steve was a Partner with Slalom Consulting.  At Slalom, Steve collaborated and lead teams focused in the Telecommunications, Retail, and Financial Services industries.

Favorite Hobby: I enjoy working with my hands, mainly power tools, to create, build, and fix things. It can be anything from large home remodeling efforts to fixing bicycles or working cars. If I’m not doing this, then I’m on my mountain bike exploring all the great trails and gravel roads in Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Favorite Sports Team: Hands down it’s all sports for the Florida Gators, my alma mater!  Tough living in the state of Georgia lately, but we manage just fine.

Favorite Music Artist: My music taste spans all types of genres, to say have a favorite would be an in the moment name.  I listen to a lot of country (old and new), classic rock, some pop, and jazz.  Now if I was asked who’d I pay money to go see, currently that would be Eric Church or Chris Stapleton, but my last concert was Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Motely Crue, and Poison

Skill Set: Complex Problem Solving, Digital Transformation, Operations and Process development and improvement, User Experience, Relationship Development and Sales, Pricing Strategies, Business Formation, Change Management, Software/Application Implementation, Product Development, Talent Development.