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Ben Boissevain, 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 and Barclays Bank in New York.


Ben speaks regularly on panels on the technology sector and corporate finance and has appeared on TV at Fox Business News and Bloomberg. He is a member of the Counsel of The Huguenot Society of America.

New York City

(646) 286-4589

ben@ascentocapital.com

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John Daum, Managing Director

John Daum is an enthusiastic and energetic professional with extensive International Insurance and Reinsurance experience and an unparalleled network of contacts throughout North America, Bermuda, and London. He is skilled in bringing together relevant parties including investors to arrange complex business ventures. 

John is versed in all aspects of distribution, underwriting and marketing of Insurance and Reinsurance products. John has held senior positions at Advocate Re, Tiger Risk and General Re. He is versed in all aspects of distribution, underwriting and marketing of Insurance and Reinsurance products.

New York City

(212) 517-2864

john@ascentocapital.com​

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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.

Silicon Valley

(408) 605-5842

edwin@ascentocapital.com​

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Diljinderjit (Dil) Rakhra, Managing Director

Dil has extensive experience in the technology sector, including Information Technology and Wireless Telecom. He is an ardent follower of technology trends, having expertise in blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence and crypto. He has worked across multiple continents ranging from Asia, Europe and North America with serving global companies like Vodaphone and Ericsson.

 

He embarked upon his journey as an entrepreneur in 2004, and has expertise in business operations, strategy, finance and management. Dil works closely with technology companies to help them raise funds, as well as find suitable strategic partners for mergers & acquisitions.

Greater Boston

(949) 498-2164

dil@ascentocapital.com​

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Connie Shi, Associate

Connie joined Ascento Capital in 2020 as a Fall Analyst.  Prior to joining, she was a Digital Marketing Intern at Pure Digital in New York. Connie approaches her work through a holistic lens with exceptional care for precision and the highest regard for quality. Connie provides in-depth sector research and detailed valuation models.

 

Connie is pursuing a B.S. in Business with concentrations in Finance and Management at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She also manages her own small retail business, which provides luxury and reworked pieces to a niche market through an online platform.

New York City

(860) 673-5648

connie@ascentocapital.com​

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