A Boutique Executive Search Firm

What Makes ASCENT Select Different?

We are a solutions provider. We deliver high impact leaders who can help grow your organization, improve processes and constantly look for ways to maximize results.

We partner with search affiliates in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia who share our values and service expectations enabling ASCENT Select to provide premier search services worldwide.

We are efficient, will reduce your stress and deliver high caliber talent quickly without sacrificing quality that will fit both the role and team, long-term.

We offer multiple search options and operate 24/7 enabling us to deliver high impact leaders quickly without sacrificing quality.

If you enjoy working with partners who are collaborative, reliable, and straight-forward solution providers that deliver phenomenal success rates and guaranteed results then ASCENT Select Strategic Search Partners is for you.

Who We Are

ASCENT Select was founded by Mike Sudermann in June 2011 as a boutique executive search firm specializing in –

  • All Things Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Operations

ASCENT Select has grown into a globally recognized executive search firm becoming a top twenty member of an international recruiting network with over 500 elite search firms, 1800 recruiters and more than 15 million candidates shared between us.

The team has grown to include search partners worldwide who are exceptionally talented leveraging over 127 years of experience within specific functional niches.

ASCENT Select doesn’t use job boards, we actually talk to people, thousands every month. We know who is available and who isn’t. We are highly networked and connected.

We place High Impact Leaders who will stay long-term with your organization. We save you time and ultimately reduce costs of vacancy.


Build a global executive search organization unmatched by other firms. Always exceed value by raising bar well above industry standards, create new services, eliminate services no longer relevant, and reduce costs.


Provide outstanding value for our search services, always exceed expectations, work collaboratively and help our clients hire quickly without sacrificing quality. Ultimately reduce cost of hire and ensure long-term technical and cultural fit.


Play an integral role in how ASCENT Select operates. Our Core Values:

  • Exceed Value & Expectations
  • 100% Integrity
  • Build relationships with clients and candidates
  • It’s Not About Us, It’s About Our Clients!

“Collaboration is Multiplication” – John Maxwell

Current unemployment rate (According to Bureau of Labor Statistics ) 4.3% – general population 2.4% for professionals with a bachelor or graduate degree