Team
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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 on the Counsel of The Huguenot Society of America.

ben@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. 

edwin@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. 

john@ascentocapital.com​

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David Hua, Associate

David Hua joined Ascento Capital in 2020 as an Associate.  Prior to joining Ascento Capital, he was a Product Development Summer Intern at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in Shanghai, China. David approaches his work through an analytical lens with the highest regard for quality and integrity.  

 

David is pursuing a B.S. in Business with concentrations in Finance and Operations at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is also a mentor for Ivy Labs Education, Inc. which provides international education services to students in mainland China, Hong Kong, and the US.

david@ascentocapital.com​