Sandstone Group Expands to Support CEOs and Executives
Tony Battista Joins Canada’s Leading Executive Advisory Firm
Ottawa, Canada — Retired Canadian Armed Forces Colonel Tony Battista has joined Sandstone Group as Senior Associate.
Launched in November 2021 to support chief executives and senior corporate leaders in developing and implementing effective government relations, procurement and public affairs strategies, Sandstone Group has fast become a go-to firm for international and national business leaders seeking success in Canada.
“We are very pleased to expand Sandstone Group’s leadership team by welcoming Tony Battista as Senior Associate,” said Kevin Bosch, co-founder and managing partner at Sandstone Group. “Tony brings an enormous amount of knowledge and military experience to the Sandstone Group, having served in the Canadian Armed forces (CAF) for over 40 years.”
“Whether it is defence procurement, policy development, navigating government, or knowing who is who, Tony has the experience and the ability to support our clients with his deep understanding of the mechanics and procedures of the modern CAF and our police services,” said Naresh Raghubeer, co-founder and managing partner.
Tony has been a leader in the CAF both domestically and abroad, serving in 10 foreign countries.
During this time, he served in the military police and held several command and staff appointments, including personal assistant to the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Force Provost Marshal, Commandant of the School of Military Intelligence and the Military Police Academy, Deputy Commander of the CAF Experimentation Centre, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy.