WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - Leading strategy and management consulting firm, The Avascent Group, announced today the formation of Avascent International (AI), a strategic advisory firm focused on helping corporations, financial institutions and governments identify and capture strategic opportunities around the world.

Avascent International brings together an extraordinary group of individuals with experience at the highest levels of government and deep expertise in the finance, energy, technology, defense and security sectors. "We are excited to be able to bring together such a noteworthy and talented group," said AI President Steve Ganyard. "We believe our model of experience and insight, combined with rigorous analytical capability, offers a unique model that will create extraordinary value for our clients."

The Avascent International team includes (in alphabetical order) David W. Barno, Barry M. Blechman, James C. Clad, Eliot A. Cohen, Raymond Dolan, Eric Edelman, Stephen Ganyard, Kristofer Harrison, Thomas Mahnken, Leland Miller, Paul Riseborough and Celeste Ward. The firm will operate from offices in Washington, DC, New York, London and Canberra.

In forming the new affiliate, The Avascent Group has sought to broaden the range of capabilities it can bring to bear to solve its clients' most pressing challenges, both in the United States and abroad. "We have long seen the potential of complementing Avascent's traditional strategy and management consulting services with senior-level strategic advisory services to best serve our clients' needs," said Avascent Group president Steve Irwin. "With the formation of Avascent International, we are able to fulfill that vision."


Avascent International provides strategic management consulting solutions and expert geo-political counsel to help corporations, financial institutions and governments identify and capture strategic opportunities around the world. For more information, visit www.avascentinternational.com.


The Avascent Group is the leading management consulting firm specializing in serving senior executives in the defense, aerospace, homeland security, logistics, technical services and infrastructure sectors. Avascent provides a full range of management consulting services, from strategic planning to market analysis to organizational and operational improvement. For more information, visit www.avascent.com.

For further information, contact Mr. Steve Ganyard: phone - (202) 452-6990; email - steve.ganyard@avascent.com

Contact Information: Mr. Steve Ganyard: phone - (202) 452-6990 email - steve.ganyard@avascent.com