A Day in the Life of Riley
Riley supports growth strategy development for clients in government-driven markets in Avascent’s Canada office. His work includes existing and emerging market opportunities, evaluating potential M&A targets, Price-To-Win analyses, and due diligences. Prior to joining Avascent, Riley was part of the international finance team at General Dynamics. He holds a B.E.Sc. in Civil Engineering with Distinction from Western University and a B.A. in Honours Business Administration with Distinction from the Ivey Business School.
I wake up after my third alarm goes off, stretch, and get ready to go on my morning run.
I’m back from my run, I have a quick shower and put on comfortable clothes. Today I’ve chosen to work from home so I’m wearing more casual attire compared to how I’ll dress in the office tomorrow.
I begin my day by checking my email and Teams pages for the two projects I am working on. I browse through a few daily industry newsletter emails which help to keep me up to date on the latest news.
I have a 15 minute stand up meeting for a strategy project I am working on based out of our Washington DC office. Team members provide updates on workstreams & we discuss our path forward for the day.
I start conducting secondary research on international aerospace procurement strategies in support of a public sector project I am staffed on. I am hoping to identify a couple more themes to finalize the slides I am working on. My team has our interim brief with our client scheduled at the end of the week.
Lunch time approaches quickly! Today I make my go-to lunch: a Greek yogurt parfait with mixed berries.
After lunch, I pivot to my corporate strategy project to work in Excel. I’m building two market size models that will help to determine the attractiveness of potential expansion markets for our client.
I’ve made good progress on refining my market models which I plan to walk my PM through during our tag-up meeting tomorrow. Pleased with my progress, I take a break outside for some fresh air.
I message through Teams another Analyst on my public sector project to chat about our international procurement research. We share our findings and brainstorm a template for our summary slide.
I step out for a weekly dinner with friends that in reality only ends up happening once or twice a month.
I’m home from dinner and I log back on to finalize my draft international procurement strategy slides.
I’m done for the day, so I sit back and relax by catching up on one of my favourite TV shows, Succession.