WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - The Avascent Group, a leading strategy and management consulting firm, has added Vasco Fernandes as a partner in its Washington, DC office. "Vasco is an important addition to our leadership team as we continue to grow and expand the range of services we can provide our clients," said Avascent Group President Steve Irwin. "In addition to bringing world class business strategy, operations improvement and organization design capabilities to the firm, Vasco also brings a wealth of experience in working with leading clients worldwide, having built large consulting practices in North America and Europe, and having led highly successful projects there and in Asia, Australia, South America and the Middle East."

Mr. Fernandes has over 25 years of experience as a leading business innovator, management consultant and advisor to leading private enterprises worldwide. In addition to his work with private clients, Mr. Fernandes has worked with leaders of large federal, state and local agencies in the design and successful roll out of large scale transformation initiatives, most recently in the area of Health Care and Electronic Health Records. Previously, Mr. Fernandes was a Vice President and Director at Mercer Management Consulting Inc. (now Oliver Wyman), where he served as the managing partner of the firm's DC office. Mr. Fernandes was also a London-based principal with Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. (Commercial Sector, now Booz & Co.), where he led successful worldwide strategy and operations improvement initiatives for clients in various industries. Mr. Fernandes has a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Master's degree from the George Washington University.

"Avascent is uniquely positioned to advise senior executives as they look to align their strategies and organizations to a dynamic global market environment," said Mr. Fernandes. "I'm pleased to be joining a firm with such a strong group of professionals, deeply loyal clients, and long record of growth."

About The Avascent Group
The Avascent Group (www.avascent.com) is the leading strategy and management consulting firm serving clients operating across the full spectrum of government-driven markets. Working with corporate leaders and financial investors, Avascent delivers sophisticated, fact-based solutions in the areas of strategic growth, value capture, and mergers and acquisition support. With deep sector expertise, analytically rigorous consulting methodologies, and a uniquely flexible and adaptive service model, Avascent provides clients with the insights and advice they need to operate and succeed in highly complex and dynamic customer environments.

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