About Ascendant’s Clients
The typical client is a senior executive (division president, vice president, senior director) in a large company or the CEO of a mid-size company, who has concluded that outside expertise may be needed to accomplish key objectives. Once that determination is made, calling Ascendant is the best next step.
Client companies span virtually every industry from salt to satellites, with a wide variety of offerings including consumer products, commercial chemicals, technology, and even consulting services. The functions that come to us are most frequently Sales, Marketing, Operations and Purchasing, though we have also been tapped by Legal, Human Resources, Finance, R&D, and most other areas common in large companies.
Does one of these statements ring true for you?
“I have a major problem that needs to be solved and my organization is either spread too thin to take it on or just doesn’t have the necessary expertise. I could call a big-name consulting company, but I don’t know for sure that they’ll do a good job and I do know for sure they’ll be darn expensive. What I really want is for someone who is unbiased to look at my problem and find a proven, outstanding resource that will solve it at a fair fee.”
“I’ve hired a consultant on a major project, but the project isn’t going as well as I’d like and I’m worried that I’ll have spent a lot of money for not very good results. How can I salvage the situation and get this project back on a track to success?”
“I’ve identified a great consultant, but I know I’m no expert in negotiating consulting contracts. Is there some way to increase my odds of achieving an outstanding result (and reduce my worry about the project crashing and burning) without fees ballooning out of control?”
You are likely to be successful with Ascendant if…
- You are focused on getting a great outcome and an extraordinary return on investment. If you’re looking for someone who can just beat up a consultant to get the lowest fees, Ascendant is not for you.
- You are open to new ideas and creative approaches. Hum-drum, run-of-the-mill coaches and consultants are a dime a dozen. Breakthrough ideas are harder to find and often come from unusual sources.
- You know that phenomenal results take effort on both sides of the table. Want to know what a key ingredient in successful projects with consultants is? Being a great client. If you’ll work hand in hand with us, we’ll help you become an outstanding client and command extraordinary returns.
Partial Client List
- Abbott Laboratories
- Black and Decker
- Borden Foods
- Canadian Tire
- Church & Dwight
- Dean Foods
- Domino’s Pizza
- Management Recruiters
- Fruit of the Loom
- Glaxo SmithKline
- Gojo Industries
- International Home Foods
- International Paper
- Land O’ Lakes
- Monsanto Life Sciences
- Schering-Plough HCP
- Symbol Technologies
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