Matthew D. Anthes
Founder and Managing Partner
Matthew Anthes is Founder and Managing Partner of Union Square Strategic. Mr. Anthes has spent over fifteen years as a consultant in the nation's capital providing strategic counsel and program execution to clients in a range of areas including public affairs, procurement and public policy. He has worked with many businesses, including start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, to achieve their public sector objectives and reach key stakeholders by assisting with issues management, defining strategy and message development.
Mr. Anthes provides clients with expertise in federal relations, government procurement, project development/business acceleration, and federal, state and local marketing with a focus on health care, education, energy, homeland security and information technology initiatives. Mr. Anthes assists clients with branding their public sector message and offers strategic guidance and tactical marketing assistance. He is also active in identifying, qualifying, and capturing federal funding.
Prior to founding Union Square Strategic, Mr. Anthes opened the Washington DC office of a Boston-based firm and served as Senior Vice President for four-plus years. In addition, he served as Director, Federal Affairs for eight years at Van Scoyoc Associates in Washington, DC.
Mr. Anthes began his career as an intern and then Special Assistant to the Clinton Administration’s Political Director, where he developed political landscape briefings for members of the Cabinet and served as a link between the Executive Office of the President and elected officials nationwide.
Mr. Anthes is involved in several other business ventures including foundation work, and health and wellness initiatives, where he is Co-Founder of Big Apple Juicery, a cold-pressed juice company that will launch in New York City in 2015.
Mr. Anthes is active in local politics. He has served as Chair of the Lee District Democratic Committee in Alexandria, Virginia and as a political appointee to the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council in Virginia. Currently, he serves on several boards including the Homeland Security Foundation of America’s Board of Directors, Anthurium Solutions, N2 Global Solutions and Screening for Mental Health. He is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and pursued graduate course work in public policy at Georgetown University.