Avant Advisory Group announces business alliance with Waypoint Leadership, a strategic project execution firm

  |  December 22, 2009

Newport Beach, California, December 24, 2009, Waypoint Leadership Inc., (www.waypointleadership.com) a Newport Beach based firm that focuses on strategic project execution and acceleration, and Avant Advisory Group (www.AvantAdvisory.com), a premier management consulting firm, have partnered to provide world class financial and operational project management and execution support to their clients. Waypoint Leadership’s associates are experts in executing strategic projects. Waypoint’s proprietary methodology focuses on creating predictability, reduction and minimization of business risk associated with strategic projects, and increasing overall execution effectiveness to maximize the return on investment for critical projects. Avant Advisory Group provides specialty services relating to: merger and acquisition advisory, due diligence, and integration; turnarounds, restructurings, crisis, insolvency and bankruptcy management; and forensics and dispute resolution support. The firm also offers strategic, operational, and financial expertise to its clients with its CFO, C-Suite and interim management services. The complimentary, combined capabilities of the two firms position them to provide even greater value and superior service to their clients. “Avant Advisory’s strategic and financial services are complementary to our tactical execution process to help our clients effectively achieve their strategic goals,” said Jeff Blanton, Principal of Waypoint Leadership. “We are very excited about this alliance with Avant Advisory, which brings great benefit to our clients as well as to our firms. We see this as an increased opportunity to bring further breadth of experience and expertise to often underserved middle-market companies.” Jim Davidson, managing director of Avant Advisory Group, said “Waypoint Leadership’s expertise in project management and execution is most valuable in supporting our current and future clients, particularly in integration of companies and their operations. We could not be more proud of our alliance with the Waypoint Leadership as well as our relationship with Jeff and his team. We are excited about our complementary strengths and the deepened expertise we bring to our clients together in unsurpassed capabilities and resources.” About Waypoint Leadership, Inc. Waypoint Leadership focuses exclusively on the acceleration of strategic projects to maximize return on investment. Its team consists of experienced professionals from a wide range of organizations and industries ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to early start-up companies in fields such as medical devices, consumer products, information technology, entertainment, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. The vast experience of Waypoint executive project leaders includes: merger and acquisition integrations, plant closures, new product development and commercialization, technology transfers, supply chain management, expansion initiatives, portfolio management, strategy development and deployment, change and growth management in start-up and large companies in domestic and international business settings. To learn more about Waypoint Leadership, please refer to www.waypointleadership.com or call Jeff Blanton (714) 330 1713. About Avant Advisory Group Avant Advisory Group is a professional services consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara, California. The firm is comprised of highly skilled strategic, operating, and financial executives. Avant’s consultants have decades of combined business, executive, and consulting experience and thousands of successful case studies. Its professionals come from some of the most prestigious consulting firms and companies. Avant Advisory Group specializes in: * Mergers, acquisitions, and capital transactions * Turnarounds, restructurings, insolvency, and bankruptcy of companies in crisis * C-Suite executive and transition management: CFO, CRO, COO, CEO, and board of directors * Forensics, fraud investigations, and dispute resolution support Clients include public, middle-market, and emerging-growth companies across the country. Their management teams, investors, capital providers, and other professionals, including attorneys, trustees, creditor committees, secured lenders, and other parties in interest, all benefit from the firm’s services. Whether serving in interim management or advisory roles, Avant Advisory draws on its deep operational financial and operational experience to provide comprehensive services across the investment lifecycle. Front-end due diligence and post-merger and acquisition support, portfolio company evaluation, turnaround management, and exit advisory are only a few of these services. Avant Advisory Group’s mission is to leverage trust and confidence in its services, create value, and enhance each client’s success. The firm accomplishes this by helping clients improve profits, EBITDA, cash flows, and asset management. There is also no stronger advocate for each client than Avant whether it is by its forensics and dispute resolution support services, turnaround, restructuring, and crisis management expertise, merger and acquisition advisory services, or its profitability and operational improvement capabilities. To learn more about Avant Advisory Group, please refer to www.AvantAdvisory.com or call James F. Davidson, CTP, CIRA, CPA/CFF, CM&AA at (714) 924 7888. Media Contacts: Jeff Blanton President Waypoint Leadership, Inc. Newport Beach, CA (714) 330 1713 jblanton@wpldrs.com James F. Davidson, CTP, CIRA, CFE, CPA/CFF, CM&AA Managing Director Avant Advisory Group Los Angeles, CA (714) 924 7888 JDavidson@AvantAdvisory.com

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