Mr. Stephen Ganote is a Managing Director at Avascent where he serves clients in space, communications and select defense technology markets – and leads its commercial space practice. His work focuses on strategic planning, growth and organizational effectiveness and is informed by extensive consulting and executive management experience in the aerospace, defense and communications industries.
Prior to joining Avascent, Mr. Ganote was with Booz & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton’s Aerospace & Defense practices, where he advised leading private sector and government clients on strategy, market analysis, acquisitions, organizational structure and innovation. He had previously held business development and corporate strategy positions at Intelsat, the world’s largest provider of satellite communications services, at 360networks a global communications provider, and COMSAT Corporation. He began his career as a legislative assistant to United States Senator Barbara Mikulski, advising on business, trade and finance issues.
Mr. Ganote earned an M.S. in international trade and finance from Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and a B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University. He is the past President of the Washington Space Business Roundtable and is currently serving on its Board of Directors.