About Us

Philosophy:

Better Teams. Better Lives.

At Ascend Executive Search, its philosophy is simple. When you have a better team, you live a better life. To build this team, you must have the ability to identify and pursue top talent. Often times, the most talented candidates aren’t looking. They may even be working for your competitor. At Ascend, they deliver the talented passive candidates that aren’t active on the job market.

Process:

It’s the process that makes the difference. Ascend integrates old-school headhunting with leading-edge search tactics, data-mining technologies and advanced performance metrics. Its proprietary database and process allows the firm to deliver targeted passive talent efficiently and effectively.

Obligation:

Reputation, relationships and integrity are the firm’s top priority. Establishing a positive reputation within the Head Hunting industry, developing and nurturing professional relationships with both clients and candidates, and continuously following through with a commitment to excellence are the three critical pieces to its pie. The firm prides itself on delivering services with the utmost professionalism, honesty, confidentiality and candor.

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Ascend Executive Search’s philosophy is that the best candidates aren’t looking. They may even be working for your competitor. The firm delivers the talent that isn’t looking.

It’s the process that makes the difference. Ascend integrates old-school headhunting with leading-edge search and data-mining technologies. Its proprietary database and process allows the firm to deliver targeted talent quickly.

Its reputation and integrity are its greatest assets. They pride themselves on delivering services with the utmost professionalism, honesty and candor. Its goal is to earn your business by improving your bottom line.

Solutions And Expertise

Reputation, relationships and integrity are the firm’s top priority. Establishing a positive reputation within the Head Hunting industry, developing and nurturing professional relationships with both clients and candidates, and continuously following through with a commitment to excellence are the three critical pieces to its pie.

The firm prides itself on delivering services with the utmost professionalism, honesty, confidentiality and candor.

Solutions
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotech
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Chemicals
  • Civil
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Cloud Based
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Education
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • Foundations
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Injection/Blow Molding
  • Internet
  • K-12
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Machining and Fabrication
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Optical
  • Petroleum
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics/Polymers
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Software
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  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

A Bright and Busy Future for Executive Recruiters

A tight labor market with low unemployment means companies are struggling to find qualified talent, costs associated with talent acquisition are rising and a lengthy hiring process is now the rule, not the exception. Recent surveys of hiring managers and individuals just completed from CareerBuilder, Inavero and the American Staffing Association (ASA) identified these major

Employers Set to Increase Headcount Due to Automation

It is no secret that many people worry about robot workers replacing human jobs. In reality, however, the opposite looks true. ManpowerGroup‘s latest report, “Humans Wanted: Robots Need You,” found that more employers than ever — 87 percent — plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation for the third consecutive year.

Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 3.9 Percent as 312,000 Jobs are Added

Employers added 312,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 220,000. The December gain is the 99th consecutive month of job growth. Overall, the economy created 2.6 million jobs last

Unemployment Rate Falls to 48-Year Low

Employers added 134,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The September gain is the 95th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people fell to six million. Analysts polled by Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) forecast that the U.S. economy

Press Releases

Ascend Launches ScoreSheet™ for Recruiting

ScoreSheet™ is a tool that allows our clients to predict the odds of a candidate’s projected success for a particular role. First we develop a set of tangible and intangible attributes, categorized and weighted according to our clients needs. Then, using data analytics and our proprietary algorithms, we provide a “predictive success index” for each candidate. This

ASCEND Executive Search opens office in Pittsburgh, PA

May 11, 2017 – ASCEND CEO Scott Whipkey, formerly of Upper St. Clair, says, “We’re excited to launch our Pittsburgh practice, and thrilled to have Cathy White at the helm. We’re focusing on IT, Healthcare, Sales/Marketing, Engineering and Finance. We plan to shake things up around Pittsburgh. Our services are much different than what companies in Pittsburgh have come

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