Co-Founder and Managing Director
Tiffany West is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Ascent, where she oversees the development and delivery of the company’s curricula and is functionally responsible for marketing.
Prior to Ascent, Tiffany spent eleven years in multiple roles at the World Economic Forum. She co-led the Program Development Team, overseeing session development and speaker selection for the Annual Meeting in Davos Switzerland, and regional summits around the world. In that role, Tiffany developed strong relationships with experts in a broad range of subjects and created compelling and relevant content for the audiences at hand. She also developed and tested the Forum’s first foray into online education, developing a year-long curriculum that educated users on the most transformative topics affecting business and society.
In addition to these roles, Tiffany led the Forum’s Agriculture, Food, and Beverage industry community, ran a multi-stakeholder project focused on sustainability, and developed new digital business models for the Forum. Before moving to non-profit, Tiffany worked in strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company and brand management at General Mills. She has a bachelor's degree (with honors) from Stanford and an MBA from UCLA.
In her free time, Tiffany is out and about, exploring her surroundings in search of adventure and new ideas. She has been to 46 countries and feels she hasn’t even gotten started.