Once upon a time
In the beginning there was a simple, yet lofty vision: invest ourselves in projects that matter, with people we care about, for causes bigger than ourselves. Year after year. Project after project. We're a small team of web pros living the dream.
Not by web alone
The web is transient & digital footprints quickly vanish. We are privileged to work with clients & projects that focus on impact beyond a single online experience. Delivering value, not just deliverables, is at the heart of what we do.
Know & grow
We continuously hone our craft, refine our process & enjoy the journey on the way. We aren't chasing the competition or trying to set the next trend. We care about doing good work & living life to the fullest.
What to expect from Ascendio
- Excellence, sans arrogance.
- The truth first, then our opinion.
- Quick to listen, slow to speak.
- Seek clarity before agreement.
- Uncompromising standards.
- We keep our promises.
Chris Mechsner Chief of Technology
Chris is a technology savant, but his passion is building relationships & making an impact. Chris believes clients should understand how to leverage technology, not merely install it. A teacher at heart, Chris is gifted at demystifying the complex & empowering people to make wise decisions.
Stephen Boudreau Chief of Strategy & UX
Stephen conceives, designs & refines the solutions we deliver. He cultivates deep understanding with clients & pinpoints how to best serve their needs. Stephen believes in the value & beauty of simplicity. He challenges assumptions, deconstructs processes & cheerfully obsesses over user experience.
Christan Myers-Russell Director of Front End Development
Christan is a developer comprised in equal measures of brilliance & kindness. Always reading, always learning, always improving. Christan is motivated to make each day count & every project our best. As if that wasn't enough, she does it all with a smile.
Paul Leonard Director of Technology & Relationships
Paul is all about relationships. His sense of humor and positive attitude help. But at the core, Paul's focus is cultivating trust. Paul ensures ongoing & transparent communication; projects are on time & on budget; & that we keep our promises.
Andy Rutledge Director of User Experience
Put simply: Andy is a pro. He overflows in equal measures with both talent and wisdom. But wrapped around his abilities is what matters most: he cares. Andy is profoundly committed to guiding our clients to success. (Also, his beard is glorious.)