I am honored and excited to be the new CEO of Ascender and to lead its next phase of growth. I cannot imagine a more exciting time to become a part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Pittsburgh. What Ascender does matters. By connecting, supporting, and investing in Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurs, Ascender is increasing the success of individual entrepreneurs and the region as a whole. Ascender already has great entrepreneurs, great programs and great people. With this platform for growth Ascender has an amazing future.
Senior executive with extensive global experience in developing and executing transformational strategies, driving business performance improvements, and leading M&A transactions and post-merger integrations in the financial services and technology sectors. Creative leader with exceptional talent of driving execution collaboratively and creating value across businesses. Skilled at managing complicated organizational and stakeholder relationships. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Areas of expertise:
Strategic Vision and Planning
Strategy and Strategic Program Execution
Building and Motivating High-Performance Teams
Creative Problem Solving
Stakeholder Relationship Management
Public Speaking and Constituent Engagement
Boards of Directors / Governance