Why Partner with ASCENT Select?

  • Boutique Firm – with a Highly Accomplished Team that is Nimble – Top Tier Talent Quickly – Guaranteed !

  • 63 Days or It’s FREE! Unparalleled candidate presentation guarantee!

  • Flat Capped Rates and First Ever Industry Replacement Insurance

  • Over 210+ Years Combined Experience

  • Over 300 Mid to Senior Level Placements with 99% Job Offer Acceptance Rate

  • 3.4 Year Average Placement Tenure

  • “Perfect Match” Cultural Fit Guarantee

ASCENT Select can help you Solve Your People Problems

Our Team

Our team members have been scrutinized and carefully selected so our clients work with only the best. Our team members have decades of experience in recruiting, vetting and placing professionals within Finance, Operations, IT, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Legal, Supply Chain, and Logistics

Mike Sudermann
Mike Sudermann CEO & Managing Partner
Expertise: Mike and ASCENT Select have made over 300 direct direct hire placements since the firm was founded in June 2022. Mike specializes in providing clients Talent Acquisition & Strategy for discerning C-Suite leaders who understand the value or hiring a human capital advisor. Mike’s functional niche is Finance, All Things Supply Chain, Legal, HR, Operations, and Sales. Mike is a best selling author of the book, The Executive Leap, Breakthrough Strategies to Land Your Next Top Job (All royalties are donated to charity).

Contact Info:
Phone: 336-404-4610

Kim Juda
Kim Juda Senior Client Partner
Kim has joined ASCENT Select as a Sr. Client Partner after spending nearly two decades in restaurant leadership operations. She has worked directly with the founders of Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurant organizations from Start-up to Fortune 500 to include Clean Juice, Dickey’s BBQ, The Simple Greek, and Quiznos.
Contact Info:

Contact Info: Phone: 336-390-9889

Greg Gray
Greg GrayClient Partner - Executive Leadership Coach
Expertise: Greg has been an Executive Coach and Consultant for thirteen years. His previous twenty-two year experience was at the executive level of manufacturing, service and SaaS organizations. His genius is assisting organizations in building world-class teams and thriving operations, along with a robust strategic plan. Greg is the author of Business Owner Freedom, transform your business to create the lifestyle you desire; podcast host and speaker. Greg lives with Kim, is wife of over twenty-five years, in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Contact Info:
Phone: 615-828-4828

Tracy Nini
Tracy NiniWest Coast Client Partner - Specialist in Loss Prevention
Expertise: Tracy is Founder and CEO of WCR a leading national Executive Search firm in Asset Protection, Loss Prevention and Security. Active in Retail, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Technology industries for roles in Security, Asset Protection/ Loss Prevention, and Fraud, Safety.

Contact Info:
Phone: 818-506-0516

Ron Lutz
Ron Lutz EVP Talent Optimization
Expertise: 30+ years of leadership experience holding EVP titles and guiding Fortune 100 companies such as Lowe’s Home Improvement and Miller Zell. Expertise in building large scale strategic plans to include innovative customer experiences, transformational growth, customer creation (CX), change management, omni channel integration and leadership development.

Certified Executive Coach – (CEC), mentor, and executive advisor

Contact Info:
Phone: 704-450-1568

Jane Prugh
Jane PrughClient Partner
Expertise: Operations & Information Technology
20+ years placing top tier mid-to-senior level IT Executives

Contact Info:
Phone: 336-404-4610

Client Feedback

Bruce Baden

Mike has provided 20-30 other strong candidates for my group to interview and we have built a terrific staff in only 9 short months. Mike is very effective vetting candidates and only offering those who he feels will fit our culture and our specific needs. It has been great working with Mike this past year and I know he will continue to bring talent to me when our organization has a need.

Bruce Baden, CPA, Assistant Controller, LF USA, VP
Jonita Luck

It has been my pleasure to work with Mike both as a candidate and a client. He is by far the most engaged and responsive recruiter I have ever worked with and is unparalleled in the industry. He goes the extra mile to truly understand your organization and culture. He gives both candidate and client the same attention and respect. It is a privilege to recommend Mike.

Jonita Luck, VP Human Resources, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Hilco Transport, Inc
Chad Patterson

Mike’s attention to detail and ability to make time to discuss a situation is unusual in the manufacturing industry. He answers questions or concerns before they are asked and presents options for considerations. It’s his personal drive within recruiting that is truly a positive attribute than I’ve experienced with others seeking just a placement. Mike represents both the candidate as well as the client with respect.

Chad Patterson, COO, Big Creek Foods

Mike is a great professional recruiting resource. He is highly client focused with a strong experience in networking. He is well structured and results focused. Mike is a true professional and an expert in his field. He is smart with a sense of humor and his dedication and drive are great. He is excellent with relationship handling and very easy-going. I strongly recommend Mike without hesitation.

Wayne Perrett, Chief HR, Retired
Mike Lee

Mike has become a true business partner to my organization. Mike understands our company’s culture, the challenges and opportunities that we face, and the criticality of targeting the right individuals for the right positions at our company. His deep understanding of our company streamlines the recruiting process and ensures that we meet candidates with the right skills and organizational fit

Mike Lee, CFO, Constellation Brands
Dave Bertram

It was clear from the first time I met Ascent Select’s Managing Partner Mike Sudermann that he believes in establishing a collaborative partnership with his clients that ultimately builds into long-term relationships. Ascent Select uses a very systematic and detailed approach to the recruiting process. Before the actual search process begins, Mike spends considerable time understanding your company and learning about its positioning in the industry. In addition, Mike will meet your key team members and learn your company’s culture, which eventually leads to the selection of candidates with the right chemistry.

Dave Bertram, Former CEO & Chairman, Cycle Gear Retail
Sanjay Shetty

“Wow! That was a very quick decision and an even faster conversion – well done.”

Sanjay Shetty, Supply Chain Consultant

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