About Us


Talent is your enterprise IP. We work with innovators and forward-thinkers who are evolving the modern workforce. In place of static, dumb and disconnected, we bring integrated talent intelligence and insights that make everything smarter — from brand new hire to the next brilliant leader.

Our Point of View.

Tomorrow is a terrific day at work. We see motivated and highly engaged people. Vibrant work cultures that nurture and inspire new learning. Agile, creative teams that thrive on collaboration. Mentoring that’s personalized, responsive and empowering. The next generation of leaders, already trained and taking center stage.

Our Point of View

How does all this happen?

We think when you build in smart data, predictive analytics and A.I., every workforce decision becomes more intelligent. Every experience becomes more relevant and impactful. There’s an endless feedback loop of revelations that make all conversations more thoughtful. That’s why we see a new enterprise, re-invented and energized. Hire, inspire.

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"... a recruiting platform that helps big businesses connect in a real way with potential employees."

Matt Hendrickson and Laruen Smith

Meet Ascendify's Leaders.

We’re fascinated by people — what makes them inspired, creative, productive and happy. We use predictive analytics to help our clients discover what makes their talent tick. Our leaders come from some of the most recognizable brands, including Workday, Accenture, SuccessFactors, Salesforce, HP, Adobe, and Intuit. That’s curiosity and experience.

Matt Hendrickson

Matt Hendrickson.


Matt founded Ascendify to help visionary talent leaders at global companies simplify their complex recruiting systems. Matt brings 25-years of enterprise product leadership within the human capital industry to Ascendify. He started his career as the founder of ResumeMaker Workforce Solutions, a market-leading cloud platform that earned several patents and numerous HR awards for reimagining the candidate’s experience.

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith.

Vice President Client Services

Lauren founded Ascendify with a passion for making clients successful and a devotion to building an amazing company culture. As VP Client Services, Lauren brings 10-years of experience in client services, project management and business operations. Prior to Ascendify, Lauren served on the agency-side at DDB and others where she managed large-scale projects for Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Comcast and MetroPCS.

Jason Ball

Jason Ball.

Vice President, Engineering

Jason joined the founding team at Ascendify in 2012. Jason draws on 15-years of technology leadership to oversee all of Ascendify's product development, architecture and infrastructure. Prior to Ascendify, Jason was the lead developer at several companies in the solar industry including Sungevity, another GE Ventures portfolio company, where he built the core SaaS architecture from the ground up.

Randy Schmitz

Randy Schmitz.

Senior Vice President Business Development

Randy is a serial entrepreneur and proven executive leader with a track record of pioneering disruptive technologies to emerging and established markets, within companies ranging from ground floor entrepreneurial startups to large multicultural publicly traded organizations. He has founded 5 technology companies in Silicon Valley, raised $45 million in financing, and led companies to successful exit multiple times.

Customer Advisors.

Here are the thought-leaders who help us create the next generation talent intelligence software for enterprise.

Heather Whiteman.

GE | Head of People Strategy,
Analytics & Operations

Ian Bailie.

Cisco | Sr. Director,
People Planning, Analytics & Tools

Amber Grewal.

IBM | Vice President,
Global Talent Acquisition


Ascendify is backed by some of the smartest, most supportive investors and advisors in the industry.

Contact Us.

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Ascendify Corporation
221 Main Street #1350
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 528-5503

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