Ascent Leadership Team

Our leaders reflect the experience and passion of our team, continuously pushing Ascent to grow and strive for excellence.

As a collaborative team, we know that no one person leads an organization. Our leadership team sets the strategic direction for our work, then collaborates with our Stewards to refine and execute against our vision.

With experience across the public and private sectors, our leadership team provides a holistic approach to service excellence. Their backgrounds and experiences help inform our work, ensuring we effectively serve our customers. The cyber industry takes on the most challenging problems in business, but you won’t find a group of people who are more passionate about effective, comprehensive cybersecurity to keep your company safe.
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Will Clevenger
Sr. Managing Director, Sales
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Josh Decker
Sr. Director, Professional Services
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Peter Dowd
Sr. Managing Director, Operations
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Jason Floyd
Sr. Managing Director, CTO Cybersecurity
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Howard Friedman
Sr. Managing Director, Strategy
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JD Harris
Chairman and CEO
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Justin Jones
Chief of Staff
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Crystal Nellermoe
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Kari Sanders
Managing Director, Forge
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Sean Stavast
Sr. Director, Marketing
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Chris Turnquist
Sr. Managing Director, Strategic Accounts
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Inga Weierke
Director, Human Resources
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Jennifer Wilking
Director, M&A Operations, Change and Communication
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Tim Zabilla
Sr. Managing Director, CTO

Ascent Board Members

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Matt Auster
Partner, RunTide Capital
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Chuck Auster
Partner, RunTide Capital
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Wendy Garrity
Cyber Security & Leadership Consultant
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JD Harris
Chairman and CEO, Ascent Solutions
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Rob Manning
Partner, RunTide Capital
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Chris Miller
Technology Advisory Executive, Miller Group LLC
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Joel Moryn
Sr. VP, ArchKey Solutions
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