Lynn K. Petrazzuolo


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author


Lynn Petrazzuolo is the President and CEO of Avanti Corporation, a contracting firm in Alexandria, VA that provides professional environmental science and engineering support to federal clients. Ms. Petrazzuolo and her staff have established Avanti as the go-to small business for the New Chemicals Program and Clean Water Act technical support at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ms. Petrazzuolo started her career as an environmental scientist working to develop discharge regulations for the offshore oil and gas industry. She specializes in water quality impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses, Coastal Zone Management Act and Endangered Species Act consultations, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia
and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Ms. Petrazzuolo oversees Avanti’s strategic planning, marketing, and operations.

Since taking over as the CEO in 2004, Ms. Petrazzuolo has steadily grown the company to its current position as a prime
contract holder in three major federal agencies. Avanti successfully graduated from the 8(a) program in
2014 and currently has 20 staff and over $2 million in annual revenue

Published Book

Business Success Secrets: Entrepreneurial Thinking That Works

Now a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

BEYOND THE HIGHLIGHT REEL: AN HONEST, RAW AND REAL LOOK AT SOME OF THE BEST KEPT ENTREPRENEURIAL SECRETS! Buried beneath the impressive awards and accolades of each successful entrepreneur lies the hard-knocks story of the grit, determination, and resourcefulness it took to mount the summit of a dream. What you don’t know is just how much they learned along the way…. Business Success Secrets is a book written for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Forget the flashing banners, false promises of overnight success, and the phony internet gurus – this is business insight straight from the source. Laying it all on the line, each author in the anthology has come together for one singular purpose: to bring you the undiluted truth of what it takes to make your business dream a reality.

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