SOURCE: Renaissance Strategic Advisors

Renaissance Strategic Advisors

January 07, 2011 07:30 ET

Renaissance Strategic Advisors Adds Jeffrey Roncka as Managing Partner

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) - Aerospace/defense strategy advisory and M&A due diligence firm Renaissance Strategic Advisors today announced that Jeff Roncka will be joining the firm as its newest Managing Partner.

In addition, several new members will also join the practice. New additions to the RSAdvisors family include: Jacob Markish, Principal; Ryan Peoples, Associate Principal; and Graham Smart who joins our Board of Advisors. In addition, John Gaffney is being named a Managing Principal. Pierre Chao, Managing Partner, commented, "We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to add such a breadth of capability and experience to the Renaissance Strategic Advisors team. The ability to serve our clients has been greatly enriched by the strengths of these individuals."

Jeff Roncka brings over 17 years experience as a deeply experienced consultant and aerospace/defense professional with a career that has spanned the Department of Defense, Global Technology Partners and Charles River Associates.

Jacob Markish brings 12 years of experience as a consultant where he has specialized in aerospace technology, economics, and business strategy. Jacob will be based on London and will join our new European practice.

Ryan Peoples has a decade of experience as a management consultant and aerospace and defense analyst, at both Charles River and the Institute for Defense Analysis.

John Gaffney is being named a Managing Principal after serving as an Executive in Residence in 2010. Prior to joining RSAdvisors he was the Vice President and Director of M&A for SAIC's $3.5 billion Defense Solutions Group. John has more than 20 years experience as an aerospace and defense executive.

Graham Smart is our newest Board member. He joins us from Thales and is a veteran of the trans-Atlantic aerospace/defense industry.

"We are delighted to add these talented and experienced professionals to our team. The background and capability of each of the individuals will significantly strengthen our ability to provide clients with great insight into all aspects of an increasingly dynamic and challenging aerospace and defense business environment," stated Managing Partner, John Kenkel.

Renaissance Strategic Advisors is a Washington D.C.-based, aerospace and defense industry advisory firm focused on corporate strategy development, strategic business development services and due diligence/M&A support services. The firm works with clients across the full lifecycle -- from venture start-ups to industry leaders; and up and down the value chain -- from component manufacturers to prime contractors.

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