Leading The Way ForwardThe Partners

About Founder & CEODaniel Denningberg

As Founder and CEO of Ascend Executive Partners, Dan brings 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and people leadership, spanning private sector organisations ranging from FTSE250 through to numerous founder-led, industry challengers across technology, energy, consultancy and telecommunications.

A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Dan is certified in Neuropsychology by the University of Cambridge as well as in Organisational Leadership with Harvard Business School.
Dan focuses on supporting predominantly PE-backed and founder-led scale-ups with their People strategies in addition to hiring senior strategic leaders in to private sector businesses.


About PartnerAndrew Bryant CSP, PCC

As a certified Executive Coach, Andrew partners with our global CEO and CXO clients to provide expert coaching, counsel and development, transforming individuals and executive teams and is a former recipient of the ‘Leadership Coach of the Year’ Award from the World Coaching Congress.

Originally trained as a Physiotherapist, Andrew went on to study psychology and neuro-linguistics which led him to become a pre-eminent performance coach with senior executives – initially throughout Australia and Asia and now across the world.
Andrew is a published author of three leadership and mindset books and a regular speaker and contributor to various professional bodies and educational institutions.×-300-px-3.png

About PartnerLakeisha Palmer

Lakeisha leads our practice across the Latin America and Caribbean regions. An alumni of Florida International University and a member of the British Psychological Society, Lakeisha brings a depth and breadth of experience as a people development executive gained from over 23 years’ within the Banking and Telecommunications industries. As a certified trainer and mentor, Lakeisha’s passion is to deliver coaching at executive levels as well as broader leadership development solutions for clients, ensuring individual executives, and teams, are able to flourish.


About PartnerRichard Caswell

With an MSc in Occupational Psychology, Richard has extensive experiencing in coaching executives across the private sector, in addition to advising clients on their executive team development and driving organisational performance excellence.

Rich has supported clients ranging from Lloyds Bank, Cheltenham & Gloucester, First Utility and Costa Coffee.

About PartnerDeon Moodley

Deon works with private sector organisations who are seeking a deeper understanding of how best to transform their technology operations, specialising in product development, software engineering and coaching current and future technology leaders.
Having delivered incredible success across a variety of start-ups within automotive, financial, legal, hospitality, property, energy and retail industries, Deon is an advocate for agile thinking – both in methodology and commerciality – and advises Boards and Founding CEOs on their technology strategies and solutions.

Leading The Way ForwardThe Associates

AssociateMonica Navascues MBA, CPC, CHRL

Based in Canada and supporting our North America clients, Monica has been an Executive Coach since 2010 and is a seasoned HR leader who advises clients on organisational design & effectiveness, human capital strategy, learning & development, change & transformation and talent strategies. Monica has gained her experience across multiple private sector industries and globally spread businesses. With a strong track record in developing and leading various people and leadership strategies, Monica is able to translate this experience in to effective and impactful coaching relationships with clients.

AssociateBeth Evans

Beth is a certified Executive Coach and Fellow of the CIPD. A highly experienced consultant, in addition to coaching Beth supports clients on organisational design, HR strategy and leadership training. She has over 25 years of private and public sector experience, covering operational and strategic management and leadership including Board and C-Suite level.

AssociateSarah Potter

Sarah supports CEOs and Senior Leaders across the Private and Public Sectors through executive coaching and developing broader people strategies that underpin organisational growth. With clients ranging from tech start-ups through to PLC’s and other regulated organisations, Sarah is able to pivot at pace, solving complex challenges in the ever-evolving commercial world.

AssociateAlison Payne

Alison brings a wealth of executive coaching experience gained across multiple industries and sectors, ensuring an holistic approach to developing senior talent to unlock potential. Alison focuses her support on clients who operate mostly within regulated environments, helping them to navigate through challenging landscapes, delivering outstanding high performing cultures.
"As a CEO and leadership coach, I am thrilled to embark on the journey of guiding individuals and businesses towards reaching new heights. Witnessing the transformative power of coaching, I am genuinely excited for our team to empower others and help them ascend to the next level of their success."
Daniel DenningbergCEO of Ascend Executive Partners
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