Set Your Business Up For Success

Navigating business growth requires a specialized approach. At Ascend, we understand the unique concerns of businesses and address them with attention to psychological, business, management, and legal dimensions. Recognizing that a successful strategy begins with a deep understanding of your challenges and opportunities, we conduct a thorough analysis to provide invaluable insights and recommendations, shaping the future of your organization.

Ascend Talent Strategies collaborates with families, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses. Our tailored approach ensures the alignment of individual and organizational goals, fostering growth and success across diverse sectors.


Our service is designed to conduct a comprehensive analysis, providing you with invaluable insights and recommendations to shape the future of your business.

We work with current business leaders to conduct a business unit and position profile assessment to gain an understanding of the immediate, intermediate and long-term challenges and opportunities for your organization.

With attention to the psychological, business, management, and legal dimensions of family businesses, we help to clarify and resolve complex family business issues so the family and the business can thrive.

Our Merger & Acquisition consulting services guide organizations and Private Equity buyers through objective analysis, seamless integration, and effective change management, mitigating risks and ensuring success.

Organization Process

Transform your organization with our comprehensive program, featuring surveys, planning, and strategic successions. Achieve results, strengthen your businesses, and differentiate your entity for lasting impact.


Leadership Assessment

Organizational Culture Analysis

Organizational Effectiveness


Strategic Planning

Succession Planning

Competency Modeling


Achieve Results

Deepen Bench Strength

Differentiate Your Organization

Trusted by Leading Organizations

“Ascend has been a critical business partner for our automated machine building business. Russ and Bob have helped us qualify candidates for a variety of positions and they were key in helping us transition our family business from one generation to another.

Mark Streckert

“Working with Ascend Talent Strategies and Dr. Elizabeth Fleming on an assessment of two nonprofit organizations who collaborate together was an excellent experience. The attention to detail, expertise of cultural dynamics and different organization styles, and recommendations of best practices from a trauma-informed perspective were top-notch. I highly recommend.”

Evon Spangler

“I have had the pleasure of partnering with the Ascend team on several training and speaking initiatives. Their insight, deep expertise, and professional experience is evident in everything they do. Their clients recognize and appreciate this by seeking Ascend’s input on their highest-profile talent decisions. I recommend them unconditionally to my own clients and to anyone seeking counsel on talent assessment, leadership development, and other strategic resource needs.”

Christine Nicometo

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