Marcus Cantu

Senior
Marcus is a great example of a business professional who successfully started a second career.

He spent several years in management for the food service industry before starting his career in public accounting. He is a proud, two-time, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) alumni with a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While in food service, Marcus traveled to yummy destinations such as Sonoma, Napa, La Jolla, Los Angeles, New York and Cabo San Lucas to enjoy the unique culinary flair of each.

Born and raised in Texas, Marcus looks forward to outdoor activities. Listening to the Randy Rodgers Band while floating the Frio River is his idea of a relaxing day off. Marcus also spends time on his mountain bike, playing sand volleyball, and hitting the gym – all to afford him the ability to try new food and beverages. With his culinary background, Marcus likes to experiment with food. His current fav? Maple bacon-wrapped cranberry orange breakfast muffins. Great news for us – he shares!

CliftonStrengths® Signature Themes
(Top 5)

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Individualization®

Marcus is intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. He has a gift for figuring out how different people can work together productively.

Achiever®

Marcus works hard and possesses a great deal of stamina. He takes immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.

Restorative™

Marcus is adept at dealing with problems. He is good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

Harmony®

Marcus looks for consensus. He doesn’t enjoy conflict; rather, he seeks areas of agreement.

Learner®

Marcus has a great desire to learn and wants to continuously improve. The process of learning excites him.
Notable Accomplishments & Affiliations
Published Articles & Mentions
  • 2017-2018 San Antonio CPA Society, Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Texas Restaurant Association, Advocate
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants San Antonio, Member and Committee Participant
  • Accounting career speaker to Accounting students
  • Alumni Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) at UTSA, Student President