WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - The Avascent Group announced today that it has been selected as one of Consulting Magazine's "Seven Small Jewels" for 2011. This annual award, determined by Consulting Magazine's editors, evaluates firms with fewer than 250 professionals among such criteria as revenue growth, firm culture, innovation in consulting, and client impact.

Avascent was recognized for the value and quality of its work, client intimacy, and deep insight into business opportunities and issues that is missing from most consultancies serving firms in the government space.

The award highlights two key differentiators of Avascent, according to Steve Irwin, president of the firm. "We provide our clients with unparalleled strategic and tactical advice to grow in heavily regulated markets. We couldn't exist without that strong customer reputation and track record." He added, "This award also reflects the type of organization we've built over twenty five years, with a culture that challenges and rewards staff for their hard work. We've created a collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment." Irwin credits the firm's emphasis on talent management and continuous staff development for the enthusiasm and creativity that helps Avascent's clients tackle their growth objectives.

Irwin believes that the best lies ahead for the firm, its employees, and its clients. "This firm's management team is forward looking. We're always motivated to add new talent, improve our capabilities, and invest in or acquire new service lines to help our clients in new ways." Over the past year alone, the firm has grown its international consulting offerings to assist its clients develop business overseas, developed an internet-based market analytic and forecasting tool, and grown its M&A transactional support capabilities.

About The Avascent Group

Avascent is the leading strategy and management consulting firm serving clients whose primary customers are government organizations. Operating in industries at the intersection of business, technology, and government policy, Avascent combines the analytic rigor and breadth of the large general management consultancies with the sector depth of a boutique firm to deliver sophisticated, fact-based and pragmatic solutions for our clients.

About Consulting Magazine

Consulting Magazine is the flagship publication of the consulting profession. Through a variety of media, Consulting Magazine features the latest information and insights on consulting careers, talent retention strategies, thought leadership, as well as emerging client and technology trends. Founded in 1999, it is published six times per year.

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For further information, contact:
Mr. Tim Stanos
(202) 452-6990
email: press@avascent.com

The Avascent Group
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