Eric Cantor

Vice Chair and Managing Director


Eric Cantor is vice chair and managing director at Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank, and serves as a member of its board of directors. He advises clients on issues spanning the intersection of public policy and industry. Eric has more than 30 years of political and business experience and was formerly a United States Representative from Virginia. He served as US House Majority Leader from 2010-2014 and led the public policy and legislative agendas. During the 112th Congress, Eric served as the House designee to the Biden Commission, where he worked closely with the Vice President on issues surrounding the federal budget and levels of indebtedness. One of his many accomplishments as Majority Leader was the passage of the JOBS Act, which makes it easier for start-up and emerging growth companies to access capital. Eric is regularly featured in publications focusing on a wide range of topics including both domestic and international matters.

Eric holds a BA from The George Washington University, a JD from The College of William and Mary, and an MA from Columbia University. He co-authored the New York Times best-selling book, “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders.” Eric serves as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s executive council on infrastructure and has been named a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He served on the US Department of Defense policy board, a group tasked with providing the Secretary of Defense with independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of defense policy, from 2017-2020.