Stephen Ganote Named Managing Director of Avascent
WASHINGTON, DC – Avascent, the leading strategy and management consulting firm serving government-driven markets, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Ganote to Managing Director.
Since joining the firm in 2010, Mr. Ganote has served clients in space, communications and select technology markets and has been a leader in Avascent’s Space practice. Mr. Ganote has directed dozens of successful assignments with leading companies and technology-focused non-profit organizations, helping them start new businesses, achieve growth objectives in core and adjacent markets, develop innovative strategies and business models, and pursue successful mergers and acquisitions.
“Stephen has been instrumental in growing Avascent’s Space and Satellite practice,” noted Steve Irwin, Avascent’s president. “Stephen’s extensive consulting and executive management experience in the satellite and communications industries informs his advice to clients around the world in strategic planning, growth and organizational effectiveness.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join Avascent’s ownership group and look forward to continuing to help Avascent expand our support to clients in achieving their strategic and growth goals,” Mr. Ganote said.
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.
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.