Advisory Network


At the heart of Ascent lies our networks of practitioners, experts, advisors, mentors, and partners committed to helping fellow leaders unlock their full potential.  Our Advisory Network comprises thoughtful individuals who provide strategic advice and guidance, collaborate with us to identify candidates to engage in our networks, and serve as our ambassadors.  They have been selected on the basis of their insights and perspectives, not their titles or roles. 

Advisory Network members include:


Nicolas Albizatti

Regional Practice Leader, North America, Leadership Advisory Services, Spencer Stuart


Dan Arbess

Founder and CEO, Xerion Investments


Bianca Biscaino

Senior Creative Strategist, Target Creative Agency at Target


Michael Drexler

Head of Financial and Infrastructure Systems & Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum


Cynthia Hansen

Head of the Adecco Foundation


Rajiv Joshi

Managing Director, B Team


Josh Kampel

President, Techonomy


Raphael Kertesz

President, Legacy 3, Inc.


Shiv Khemka

Vice-Chairman, SUN Group


Patty Padilla

Founder and CEO, 196 Strategies

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Jean-Pierre Rosso

Former Chairman, World Economic Forum USA and CNH Global

John Strackhouse

Partner, The Caldwell Partners


Anand Sunderji

Founder, QuoteMyEnergy


Christy Tanner

EVP and GM, of CBS News Digital


Geoff Trotter

Former Chief Knowledge Officer, Ernst & Young


Andrew Weinberg

Founder and Managing Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners


Andy Whitehouse

Founder and Chairman, Copperfield Advisory