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C-Suite & VP


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A note from our CEO

Ascent was just an idea that started on the back of a napkin like many other startups. The mission at first was to make it easier for CEOs and top VC Investors to connect. That mission would quickly evolve into arming the CEO with all the connections to grow his (or her) company, and that task of course required that we build a community for the whole C-Suite to connect.

That first conference in 2018 was thrown on a meager bootstrapped budget and had an overwhelming 1500 attendees. In 2019, we doubled in size by including members of the whole C-suite. COVID canceled our in-person events in 2020 and 2021 but it couldn’t hold back the spirit of our audience who have been consuming our virtual events in record numbers. Our latest function specific events (Spotlight Series) are where you can share insights with true peers with the exact same title as you. This event style was born out of requests from our sponsors. Our story has taken some exciting turns and we are excited to help all ambitious executives grow their companies and develop the connections that help solve problems.

Our Flagship Events

The Ascent Annual NYC & Ascent Summit SF are where our audiences converge for a State of the Union in SaaS. These 2-day events convene engaged executives for a bespoke networking and learning. Attendee titles include; CEO, CFO, CRO, CMO, and VPs at $20M or larger companies.

What to expect:

  • +3,000 connections made on the app
  • +1,000 meetings conducted
  • 150 Roundtables Infinite networking opportunities

Single Sponsored Event Series

In addition to our flagship events, we will be convening subsets of our attendees throughout the year in monthly webinars and roadshow dinners in SF and NYC. These single sponsored events focus on specific functional areas, and allow us to curate an agenda featuring content and speakers that are highly relevant to the audience. Business functions we work with include; 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. Lastly, Ascent’s Spotlight on Startups gathers founders and investors.


Unrivaled Access to Your Target Audience




Virtual Stage Branding, Website & Email Collateral.


Drive thought leadership through a Keynote Address, Panel or Fireside Chat.


Drive pipeline through engagement with key decision makers and access to the full attendee contact list.

Past Speakers

Sarah Bird


Lu Zhang

Founder & Managing Partner

Neal Sales-Griffin

Managing Director

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder

Chris Savage

CEO & Founder

David Siegel

Christi Olson

Head of Evangelism for Search

Rand Fishkin

Michael Tannenbaum


Elizabeth Yin

Co-Founder & General Partner

Darrin Marshall

VP, Enterprise Sales

James Chan

VP, Global Pre-Sales

John Barrows

Greg Segall

Massimo Arrigoni


Paul Paget

Nick Mehta

Prashanth Chandrasekar

Krish Subramanian

Tom Keiser

Daniel Chait

Andy Yang

Jager McConnell

Dennis Fois

Jennifer Mercer

Oded Zehavi

CEO & Co-Founder

Waseem Daher

CEO & Co-Founder

Henry Schuck

CEO & Co-Founder

Daniel McGaw

CEO & Founder

Sameer Gulati

CEO & Founder

Thejo Kote

CEO & Founder

Marcus Wagner

CEO & Founder

Steffen Schebesta

CEO of North America

Elizabeth Soloman

Marty Meyer

Dan Fletcher

Aneal Vallurupalli

Michael Ellis

Fuad Ahmad

Roxi Wen

Bob Mahan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jason Loomis

Chief Information Security Officer

Lena Smart

Chief Information Security Officer

Saj Naseem

Chief Information Security Officer

Rob Hornbuckle

Chief Information Security Officer

Todd McGuire

Chief of Staff

Sandi Kochar

Chief People Officer

Robert Zimmermann

Chief Revenue Officer

Frank Boulben

Chief Revenue Officer

Naomi Rozenfeld

Chief Revenue Officer

Diane Albano

Chief Revenue Officer

Adrian Ludwig

Chief Trust Officer

Tyler Lessard

VP Marketing

Doug Inamine

Anna Fisher

Johann Wrede

Patrick Smith

Rowan Tonkin

Amanda Malko


Randi Barshack

Shane Murphy-Reuter

Genefa Murphy

Nick Panayi

Jeff Reekers

Udi Ledergor

Chief Evangelist

Matt Epstein

Latané Conant

Deirdre Bigley

Carl Tsukahara

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff

Jeff Titterton

Harris Beber

Joanna Lord

Randy Frisch

CMO & Co-Founder

Harry Glaser

CMO & GM of San Francisco

Alon Alroy


Brendan Kamm

Co-Founder & CEO

Taylor Smith

Co-Founder & CEO

Kris Rudeegraap

Co-Founder & CEO

Henry Blodget

Co-Founder & CEO
Business Insider

Kathryn Minshew

Co-Founder & CEO

Luis von Ahn

Co-Founder & CEO

Vasco Pedro

Co-Founder & CEO

Dan Carroll

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Paul Liberman

Co-Founder & COO

Alex Bean

Co-founder and Chief Business Officer

Trei Brundrett

Omar Nawaz

Jamie Anderson

Kevin Tate

Chief Marketing Officer

Chloe Stewart

Kevin Knieriem

Allison Metcalfe

Jayme Smithers

Adam Tesan

Christos Kalantzis

Nick Rockwell

Alex Solomon

CTO & Co-Founder

Grad Conn

Ash Finnegan

Digital Transformation Officer

Christina Bechhold Russ

Director, Ventures

Alyson Shontell

Business Insider

Marc Paust

Executive Director, Information Security and IT Operations

Ben Murray

Nathan Latka


Nate Smith

Founder & CEO

Patrick Campbell

Founder & CEO

Alex Lieberman

Founder & CEO

Jason Field

Founder & CEO

Kenneth Lin

Founder & CEO

Isaac Oates

Founder & CEO

Howard Lerman

Founder & CEO

Jan Arendtsz

Founder & CEO

Mary Shea

Global Innovation Evangelist

Saba Karim

Global Startup Pipeline Manager

Conor Nolen

Global Vice President, Customers for Life

Kim Walsh

Matt Vickers

GM Product – New Markets

Alex Song

Head of Finance and Capital Markets

Arthur Jun

Head of Performance Marketing

Matt Hulett


Katie Bullard

President & Chief Growth Officer

Jamie Finn

President & Co-Founder

Tolga Kurtoğlu

President PARC

Larry Cashdollar

Principal Security Intelligence Response Engineer

Geoff Sindel

Principal Web Application and API Security Architect

Samantha Schwartz

Kamaron Leach


Jade Scipioni


Akiko Fujita

Reporter & Anchor

Reggie Bradford

Senior Vice President

Jeff Ford

Senior Vice President of Revenue Operations

Marcus Fowler

SVP, Strategic Engagements and Threats

Peter Boyce

Sean Sheppard

VC & Co-Founder

Jackey Wang

Venture Partner

Kamran Ansari

Venture Partner

Jackson Jeyanayagam

Vice President & General Manager

Brody Ehrlich

Vice President of Channel Sales

George DiGuido

Vice President, Subscription Marketing
Business Insider

Mark Kilens

VP of Content & Community

Sarah McConnell

VP of Demand Generation

Kate Athmer

VP of Growth

Rachel Krug

VP of Growth Operation

Ali Haeri

VP of Marketing

Allyson Tom

VP of People and Culture

Rod Lacey

VP of People, North America

Lisa Kant

VP of Product Marketing

Edna Conway

VP, Chief Security & Risk Officer, Azure