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Our Flagship Event – Ascent Annual

The Ascent Annual Conference is a fully immersive 2-day virtual SaaS conference. Entering our 5th year, we will be convening 1,500+ invite-only SaaS executives to enjoy peer-to-peer networking and content sessions led by some of the leading thought leaders in the SaaS space who will share their subject matter expertise through 50+ keynote presentations and interactive panels.

About Ascent

Since 2018, Ascent has convened over 12,000 SaaS executives at our Ascent Annual Conference, quickly becoming one of the most anticipated and highly regarded SaaS conferences in the US. With a speaking faculty that includes senior thought leaders from some of the leading brands in the SaaS space, Ascent attendees have come to rely on the Ascent Annual Conference to gain critical insights into the latest trends, research and developments within the sector. The interactive nature of the event provides attendees with limitless opportunities to network amongst industry peers and investors, as well as key accounts and prospects, creating an engaging environment for all attendees to collaborate and share ideas.

Spotlight Series

In addition to the Ascent Annual Conference, we will be convening subsets of our attendees throughout the year as part of the Ascent SaaS Spotlight Event Series. These Spotlight Events will focus on a specifific functional area, and allow us to curate an agenda featuring content and speakers that are highly relevant to the audience. Individual 2021 Spotlight Events will convene ~150 decision makers from business functions such as: Cybersecurity, Finance, Human Capital, Marketing, and Revenue Leadership. All events will be invite-only, and restricted to professionals who meet the attendee profile requirements of Director+, $20M+ ARR. Additionally, Ascent’s Spotlight on Startups event will convene ~150 founders and C-level executives of seed round and Series A startups, as well as 100 investors. This event will also be invite-only with the content and agenda aligned to address the unique challenges faced by startups.


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Past Speakers

Sarah Bird


Lu Zhang

Founder & Managing Partner Fusion Fund

Neal Sales-Griffin

Managing Director Techstars

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder Wellville

Chris Savage

CEO & Founder Wistia

David Siegel

CEO Meetup

Christi Olson

Head of Evangelism for Search Microsoft

Rand Fishkin

Michael Tannenbaum

CBO Brex

Elizabeth Yin

Co-Founder & General Partner Hustle Fund

Darrin Marshall

VP, Enterprise Sales Globality

James Chan

VP, Global Pre-Sales Workfront

John Barrows

Greg Segall

CEO Alyce

Massimo Arrigoni


Paul Paget

Nick Mehta

Prashanth Chandrasekar

Krish Subramanian

Tom Keiser

Daniel Chait

Andy Yang

Jager McConnell

You Mon Tsang

Dennis Fois

CEO Copper

Jennifer Mercer

CEO Metazoa

Oded Zehavi

CEO & Co-Founder Mesh Payments

Waseem Daher

CEO & Co-Founder Pilot

Henry Schuck

CEO & Co-Founder Zoominfo

Daniel McGaw

CEO & Founder McGaw.io

Sameer Gulati

CEO & Founder Ordway

Thejo Kote

CEO & Founder Airbase

Marcus Wagner

CEO & Founder AcctTwo

Steffen Schebesta

CEO of North America Sendinblue

Elizabeth Soloman

CFO Xactly

Marty Meyer

Dan Fletcher

CFO Planful

Aneal Vallurupalli

CFO Airbase

Michael Ellis

CFO Flywire

Fuad Ahmad

Roxi Wen

CFO Mozilla

Bob Mahan

Chief Human Resources Officer Cloudera

Jason Loomis

Chief Information Security Officer Mindbody

Lena Smart

Chief Information Security Officer MongoDB

Saj Naseem

Chief Information Security Officer New Jersey Courts

Rob Hornbuckle

Chief Information Security Officer Allegiant Airlines

Todd McGuire

Chief of Staff Tipalti

Sandi Kochar

Chief People Officer Gong

Robert Zimmermann

Chief Revenue Officer Qualified

Frank Boulben

Chief Revenue Officer Verizon

Naomi Rozenfeld

Chief Revenue Officer Wix Answers

Diane Albano

Chief Revenue Officer Globalization Partners

Adrian Ludwig

Chief Trust Officer Atlassian

Tyler Lessard

Chief Video Strategist Vidyard

Doug Inamine

CHRO Tipalti

Anna Fisher

CMO Spiff

Johann Wrede

CMO Xactly

Patrick Smith

CMO Cvent

Rowan Tonkin

CMO Planful

Amanda Malko


Randi Barshack

Shane Murphy-Reuter

Genefa Murphy

CMO Five9

Nick Panayi

CMO Amelia

Jeff Reekers

CMO Aircall

Udi Ledergor

CMO Gong

Matt Epstein

Latané Conant

CMO 6sense

Deirdre Bigley

Carl Tsukahara

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff

CMO Mozilla

Jeff Titterton

CMO Zendesk

Harris Beber

CMO Vimeo

Joanna Lord

Randy Frisch

CMO & Co-Founder Uberflip

Harry Glaser

CMO & GM of San Francisco Sisense

Alina Vandenberghe

Co-CEO Chili Piper

Alon Alroy

Co-Founder Bizzabo

Brendan Kamm

Co-Founder & CEO Thnks

Taylor Smith

Co-Founder & CEO Blueboard

Kris Rudeegraap

Co-Founder & CEO Sendoso

Henry Blodget

Co-Founder & CEO Business Insider

Kathryn Minshew

Co-Founder & CEO The Muse

Luis von Ahn

Co-Founder & CEO Duolingo

Vasco Pedro

Co-Founder & CEO Unbabel

Dan Carroll

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Wealthfront

Paul Liberman

Co-Founder & COO DraftKings

Alex Bean

Co-founder and Chief Business Officer Divvy

Trei Brundrett

Omar Nawaz

Jamie Anderson

CRO Xactly

Kevin Tate

Chloe Stewart

CRO Pilot

Kevin Knieriem

CRO Clari

Allison Metcalfe

Jayme Smithers

Adam Tesan

Christos Kalantzis

Nick Rockwell

Alex Solomon

CTO & Co-Founder PagerDuty

Grad Conn

CXMO Sprinklr

Ash Finnegan

Digital Transformation Officer Conga

Christina Bechhold Russ

Director, Ventures Samsung NEXT

Alyson Shontell

Editor-in-Chief Business Insider

Marc Paust

Executive Director, Information Security and IT Operations Hyosung America

Ben Murray

Nathan Latka

Founder GetLatka

Nate Smith

Founder & CEO Lever

Patrick Campbell

Founder & CEO ProfitWell

Alex Lieberman

Founder & CEO Morning Brew

Jason Field

Founder & CEO Brainstation

Kenneth Lin

Founder & CEO Credit Karma

Isaac Oates

Founder & CEO Justworks

Howard Lerman

Founder & CEO Yext

Jan Arendtsz

Founder & CEO Celigo

Mary Shea

Global Innovation Evangelist Outreach

Saba Karim

Global Startup Pipeline Manager Techstars

Conor Nolen

Global Vice President, Customers for Life Clari

Kim Walsh

Matt Vickers

GM Product – New Markets Xero

Alex Song

Head of Finance and Capital Markets Ramp

Arthur Jun

Head of Performance Marketing Duolingo

Matt Hulett

President Rosetta Stone

Katie Bullard

President & Chief Growth Officer DiscoverOrg

Jamie Finn

President & Co-Founder Securitize

Tolga Kurtoğlu

President PARC Xerox

Larry Cashdollar

Principal Security Intelligence Response Engineer Akamai

Geoff Sindel

Principal Web Application and API Security Architect Palo Alto Networks

Samantha Schwartz

Kamaron Leach

Reporter Bloomberg

Jade Scipioni

Reporter FOX Business

Akiko Fujita

Reporter & Anchor Yahoo Finance

Reggie Bradford

Senior Vice President Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem

Jeff Ford

Senior Vice President of Revenue Operations Conga

Marcus Fowler

SVP, Strategic Engagements and Threats Darktrace

Peter Boyce

Sean Sheppard

VC & Co-Founder GrowthX

Jackey Wang

Venture Partner 500 Startups

Kamran Ansari

Venture Partner Greycroft

Jackson Jeyanayagam

Vice President & General Manager The Clorox Company

Brody Ehrlich

Vice President of Channel Sales AppGuard, Inc.

George DiGuido

Vice President, Subscription Marketing Business Insider

Mark Kilens

VP of Content & Community Drift

Sarah McConnell

VP of Demand Generation Qualified

Kate Athmer

VP of Growth Bombora

Rachel Krug

VP of Growth Operation business.com

Ali Haeri

VP of Marketing MNTN

Allyson Tom

VP of People and Culture Blueboard

Rod Lacey

VP of People, North America Talkdesk

Lisa Kant

VP of Product Marketing Zendesk

Edna Conway

VP, Chief Security & Risk Officer, Azure Microsoft