Ben Boissevain, Founder and Managing Partner
Ben Boissevain has 30 years of corporate finance experience and has 20 years of experience in the technology sector. He has senior level global connections in the technology sector. He graduated from NYU Law School and started his career at White & Case. He garnered investment banking experience at Erste Bank in Vienna, Austria and Barclays Bank in New York.
Ben speaks regularly on panels on the technology sector and corporate finance, is an author for TechCrunch and has appeared on TV at Fox Business News and Bloomberg. He is a member of the Counsel of The Huguenot Society of America.
Rikard Lundqvist, Managing Director
Rikard has 32 years of tech sector experience in Sweden and the US including 18 years at Ericsson in roles from Head of Strategy & Business Development to executive leadership of the testing division. President & CEO of Ascom Network Testing.
Passionate about technology and its positive impact on the world. Mentors high school robotics team.
Edwin Kwon, Managing Director
Edwin Kwon has over 30 years of Industry experience in world class companies including Samsung, Philips, Nvidia, and LG for advisory roles including emerging technology scouting & due diligence, partnership, investment and M&A. When he worked at LG, he was the one of major driving force for Apple Camera module business which has reached more than few billion dollar business as of 2018.
Edwin’s vast experience covers Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Software, and Telecom Services. He holds 7 US patents which is related to Digital Video processing and MSEE at Hanyang University in Korea and Dynamic Innovation Exec Course Certificate from MIT Sloan School.
Michelle Reznik, Associate
Michelle joined Ascento Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Ascento Capital, she was a Non-Profit Intern in New York at Blue Card where she monitored billing and designed grant portfolios. Michelle’s strong analytical skills and keen attention to detail result in thorough research and valuation models.
Michelle is pursuing a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance at Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business. She is also a part of Baruch’s Investment Management Group (IMG), a student run fund, where she is a TMT Director. As part of IMG, Michelle performs discounted cash flows and comparable company analysis to obtain target prices.
Allen Avrakh, Associate
Allen joined Ascento Capital in 2021. Allen is pursuing a B.B.A with a concentration in Finance at Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business, where he is also a Zicklin Honors Student. He is also a part of Baruch’s Investment Management Group (IMG), a student run fund where he is the healthcare director, helping put together pitch decks and create valuations. In addition to IMG, Allen is also a member of the Baruch Financial Leadership Program.