DENVER - The Innovation Group is pleased to announce that Michael Vanaskie has become a senior vice president and partner in the firm. Since joining The Innovation Group in 2015, Vanaskie’s projects have covered many markets, clients, and areas of work. He is instrumental to the firm’s respected research services, where he has become known for creating customized instruments for clients, specifically in the areas of tourism growth, amenities, and expansion. Vanaskie also has stepped into a leading role within the firm’s community and economic impact analysis practice, helping public and private entities understand the impacts of new or expanding projects. This work has dovetailed with his additional concentration on international development.
As partner and senior vice president of development and economic analysis, Vanaskie will maintain the firm’s core business in feasibility studies and financial analysis while driving it into the next phase of the development process – helping clients make prudent and timely decisions throughout the project life cycle to ensure successful approvals, financing, and construction processes. Building upon recent successes in the Caribbean, Vanaskie’s international development portfolio also will expand to include Latin America and Europe.
"Mike’s commitment to The Innovation Group and his areas of coverage fit perfectly into the future trajectory of the company’s feasibility and development business,” says firm President Michael Soll. "Thanks to Mike’s ingenuity, we have developed custom approaches to modeling and forecasting for our clients with the most unique and entrepreneurial spirits."
Prior to joining The Innovation Group, Vanaskie spent several years in equity research working within multiple billion-dollar-plus funds after graduating summa cum laude from Washington College.