SOURCE: The Avascent Group

May 30, 2007 10:59 ET

New Leadership at The Avascent Group's Commercial Aerospace and Aviation Group

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 30, 2007) - The Avascent Group is pleased to announce that Daryle E. Lademan will take over leadership of the company's Commercial Aerospace and Aviation Group.

"With close to fifteen years' experience in defense and aerospace consulting -- covering market and policy analyses, acquisition strategy development, candidate screening, and business due diligence -- Daryle is a natural fit to lead our work in this area," said Avascent President Steve Irwin.

Lademan began her consulting career at CSP Associates, where she worked on a range of strategic and transaction advisory engagements for clients in defense, aerospace, and other high technology markets. Throughout the mid- to late 1990s, she was heavily involved in transaction and due diligence efforts in support of strategic and financial buyers of defense and aerospace companies. Her work has spanned the full range of the commercial aerospace industry, from component suppliers to large aerostructures manufacturers to major subsystems providers. "Daryle has brought a sophisticated understanding of the operational, financial, competitive and regulatory issues facing commercial aircraft suppliers and operators, from major airlines to fractional ownership firms and other general aviation users," noted Mark Shields, a Vice President at Avascent and former partner in Mercer Management Consulting's Transportation practice.

"I am excited to lead Avascent's work in the commercial aerospace sector," said Lademan. "This is a dynamic time for the business and one in which new technologies and business models are transforming the sector. Avascent is well-equipped to serve clients as they maneuver through these changes, helping them address the full range of strategic and management challenges, from market share expansion to M&A to strategy implementation."

About the Avascent Group (

The Avascent Group (formerly DFI Corporate Services) is a premier provider of business consulting services to clients in a variety of industries that operate at the intersection of business, technology, and government policy. From its defense and aerospace roots, the firm has evolved into a leading, full-service strategy and management consulting firm, offering clients a range of strategic advisory services. Avascent combines analytic talents with a deep understanding of the industries it serves to provide timely, insightful, actionable advice to our clients.

Contact Information

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    Doug Berenson
    The Avascent Group
    1717 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
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