Chertoff Group appoints M&A advisory services director

The Chertoff Group, a security advisory firm, has named Kristjan Kornmayer as director of M&A advisory services. Previously, Kornmayer was a senior engagement manager at Avascent.


WASHINGTON – August 6, 2018 – The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that enables clients to navigate changes in security risk, technology and policy, today announced the appointment of Kristjan Kornmayer as a director of M&A Advisory Services. With six years of aerospace and defense-focused advisory experience, Kornmayer will manage The Chertoff Group’s buy-side diligence transaction support for private equity and strategic buyers.

Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Kornmayer was a senior engagement manager at Avascent, where he led projects supporting growth strategy objectives for defense industry clients. He executed inorganic strategy development, target screening, buy-side diligence and post-merger integration on transactions worth more than $3 billion cumulatively. Over the course of Kornmayer’s tenure at Avascent, he successfully managed over 40 projects, including managing a large international team conducting a $1 billion carve-out of a European defense electronics provider.

“We are excited to have Kristjan Kornmayer join our accomplished M&A Advisory Services team,” said Jason Kaufman, president and M&A practice lead at The Chertoff Group. “Kornmayer brings a successful track record in working with high-growth, mission-focused companies in the aerospace and defense market. His unique skill set, coupled with his international experience, makes him an exceptional asset to our growing practice.”

Together with its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, The Chertoff Group offers M&A advisory services including sell-side and buy-side advisory services, as well as related strategic advisory services to complement a client’s growth plan. With a distinguished track record of advising on nearly $8 billion in closed M&A transactions, The Chertoff Group provides integrated investment banking services and growth capital investments for high-growth companies in the national security, cyber security and government technology markets.

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About The Chertoff Group:
The Chertoff Group is a global advisory services firm that applies security expertise, technology insights and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Through its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, the firm provides M&A advisory services in global security markets and assists cyber and tech-enabled security companies raise capital to grow their enterprise. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., The Chertoff Group maintains offices in Menlo Park, Calif. and New York, N.Y. For more information, visit