Michael Petric is the Head of Avascent’s Ottawa Office. He and his team in Ottawa focus on serving public sector leaders that are working to advance Canada’s interests in key sectors of the economy such as defence, aerospace, transportation and energy.
Prior to joining Avascent, Michael worked with the McCain Institute for International Leadership and Human Rights First in Washington, D.C. on issues affecting North American integration and security. Michael also served as a civilian advisor to two Ministers of National Defence and as an Infantry Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Michael’s service in the Canadian military included an operational tour to Afghanistan where he was awarded the Canadian Joint Operations Command Commendation for his work professionalizing the Afghan National Army.
Michael graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.A. in History and Political Science and completed a M.A. in international affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa. He completed his MBA at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).