About Us

Evolve,
Re-invent.

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.

CEO

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.

Kevin Grant

Kevin Grant.

Senior Vice President, Sales

Kevin joins Ascendify from another Cisco-backed company, Helpshift, where he was Chief Revenue Officer. Previously, Kevin led successful enterprise sales teams for Boku, MobiTV and Convergys. Earlier in his career, he managed sales for Colo which raised $500m in funding and led sales for SBC DataCom where he ran a 120-person sales organization.

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.

Derek Mercer

Derek Mercer.

Vice President, Operations

Derek turns our clients into raving fans by making every interaction with us an amazing experience. He leads professional services, support, finance, legal and HR. Derek brings over 20 years of experience in the enterprise talent acquisition and talent management industry. Before joining Ascendify, Derek founded and led Recruitmax/Vurv, an enterprise talent platform that sold to Taleo for $130 million.

Jay Hinman

Jay Hinman.

Vice President, Marketing

Jay leads all things marketing at Ascendify, and brings over twenty years of B2B/technology storytelling and demand generation leadership experience. Jay most recently built marketing from the ground up at Neumob, and has overseen marketing organizations and teams at Opera Software, MobiTV and Smaato. He's managed global marketing programs as well for companies such as Vodafone and Visage Mobile.

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

Our
Investors.

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

Contact Us.

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