Our vision is to partner with early and growth stage companies to make a lasting, positive, and transformative impact in their industries and the world.
The A.S.C.E.N.T. Approach
Before any analysis occurs, we gather as much information as possible from you, your customers, and the market.
We then shape and restructure this information, creating a platform for drawing insights.
With the components in place, we go deep into our analysis, forming ideas and visualizing the solutions.
Equipped with insights, we work collaboratively with you to create a solid plan to reach your growth objectives with minimal time and resources spent.
Growing pains are guaranteed and while executing your strategy, we help you traverse these challenges.
This is the future state of your company, at the next level of competitiveness in your industry and, having formed a meaningful partnership with you, we will continue to provide you the support you need to maintain your advantage.
An entrepreneur and startup business consultant, Rob has over 13 years of experience in the online, financial services, consumer electronics, and apparel industries. His work has contributed to funding several projects, scaling successful businesses, and increasing revenue and profitability.
In the past, Rob advised and built startups at Empowered Startups, a Vancouver, B.C. incubator and was CEO and Co-Founder of Chowza.ca. Rob was Head of Strategy at Kit and Ace, where he was part of the leadership team that grew the company from 1 to 60 stores, established 3 international offices, and developed a globally recognized brand within a year and a half.
Rob is an MBA graduate from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, specializing in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and holds a degree from the University of Toronto in Economics and Political Science.
With over 10 years of experience in strategic management, corporate finance, private equity, and operations across various industries, Justin brings a sophisticated and diverse perspective to every project, evaluation, and engagement.
At Best Buy Canada, Justin was a key player in the consolidation of the Future Shop and Best Buy brands, resulting in a capital spend of ~$130M and an average annual increase of ~$80M in operating profit. Currently, he leads finance, accounting, and acquisition efforts at Bold Properties and has completed acquisitions of over $250M worth of development projects and has executed over $230M worth of debt and equity financing.
Justin is an MBA graduate from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, specializing in Finance and Supply Chain Management and holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UBC. In addition to this, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).
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