Every day, we help clients achieve their goals through digital innovations and optimizing business processes.

Every day, we help clients achieve their goals through digital innovations and optimizing business processes.

Develop Beyond

Every day, we help clients achieve their goals through digital innovations and optimizing business processes

About us.

Ascendum is a global technology company, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Owned by Vora Ventures, a leading PE company. We are proud to have a world class team made of expertise in the fields of design, digital development and business process optimization. Working seamlessly together, this diversity of skill sets gives us a unique flexibility to tailor the right solutions for an array of business needs.

Why Develop Beyond?

It’s our ethos to embrace each day with the drive to make an even more positive impact for our team, clients and community than the day before.

It’s what gets us up in the morning, that and a coffee.

Our expertise.

— Design-led Products & Experiences.

— Data, AI, Development & Cloud.

— Strategy & Innovation.

— Microsoft Solutions.

— Talent Augmentation.

— Mortgage & Title Services.

— Accounting.

We create real-world results.

Digital Solutions

Developing technologies
to unify food, beverage and retail transactions at amusement parks.

An American amusement park company operates 27 properties throughout
North America, including them parks, amusement parks,
water parks and a family entertainment center.
Digital Solutions

Our client asked us to design an innovative, digital-first, pharmacy experience.

A digital pharmacy that offers insurance companies easy, affordable, and understandable pharmaceutical options to their members. A current client within the healthcare space referred Ascendum to the company.
Digital Solutions

We developed a global footwear companies award-winning app, Greenhouse. Driving new trends and youth culture.

Our client is a multinational brand and a leader in the sports casual market. They have thousands of stores globally and are partners with the largest brands in product and distribution. Their internal innovation team wanted to launch a private label that could cater to the needs of millennials.
Digital Solutions

Simplifying a prescription drug coverage portal with intuitive UI.

The client launched a new Pharmacy benefit manager to help simplify prescription drug coverage. They needed an intuitive client portal and web interface offering a one-stop location for payers and employer groups to seamlessly interact with a growing suite of tools.
Digital Solutions

Looking into future innovation with visionOS.

Our team had an opportunity to peek into the world of visionOS, allowing them to conceptualize an innovative healthcare solution that seamlessly blends technology and wellness. See for yourself what they came up with...
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Who we work with.

— Fortune 500 healthcare corporations.

— Fortune 1000 retail and e-commerce enterprises.

— Leading manufacturing companies.

— Prominent financial organizations.

— Top entertainment and sports associations.

— Large government and educational institutions.

Proudly recognized.


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Ascendum Valentines
Process Solutions team photograph
9/11 Charity food packing day 2023
American Heart Foundation charity walk 2023
Process Solutions R&R Event team photograph
Design Solutions iPad device
Process Solutions R&R Event 2024 introduction
Women in Tech team photograph 2023
Join the team

Our key contacts.

Mahendra Vora Chairman & Managing Director Ascendum

Mahendra Vora

Founder & Managing Director
Kris Nair President & CEO Ascendum

Kris Nair

President & CEO
Uday Kumar EVP Digital Ascendum

Uday Kumar

Executive VP Digital
Mark Olszewski SVP Operations Ascendum

Mark Olszewski

Executive VP Operations
David Porter Senior VP Finance Ascendum

David Porter

Senior VP Finance
Rich Kurz VP Tech Solutions Ascendum

Rich Kurz

VP & GM Microsoft
Chris Ransdell VP Technology Ascendum

Chris Ransdell

VP Technology
Loran Williams VP Talent Ascendum

Loran Williams

VP Digital
Gary Howe VP Design Ascendum Zombies Player and Maverick

Gary Howe

VP Design
Suresh Ramakrishnan SVP Mortgage & Accounting Ascendum

Suresh Ramakrishnan

SVP Financial Services
Rob Shepherd VP Mortgage & Accounting Ascendum

Rob Shepherd

VP Financial Services
Lynsey Gaca Senior HR Business Partner Ascendum

Lynsey Gaca

Manager, HR Business Partner
Parvathy Therembil VP Corporate HR Ascendum

Parvathy Therembil

VP Corporate HR
Sachin Shah VP Finance & Accounts Ascendum

Sachin Shah

VP Finance & Accounts
Partho Chatterjee VP Business Operations Ascendum

Partho Chatterjee

VP Business Operations
Sandipan Chakraborty Associate VP Sales Ascendum

Sandipan Chakraborty

Associate VP Sales

Our core values.

Vora Ventures, Ascendum’s parent company, is built on five deeply rooted core values. These values define who we are, how we operate every day, what type of employees we look for, and what our clients expect from us.

I. Character.

Practice the highest level of integrity and ethics in everything you do. Remember, you are representing our brand and values.

II. Commitment.

Work hard with intensity and passion, create high standards for yourself. ​​​​​​​Relentless commitment to the success of our clients and decisions makers.

III. Competence.

Work Smart, not just hard. Think of creative solutions to complex problems. Continuously read/learn and improve, along with professional development.

IV. Courage.

Make decisions and stand up for the decisions you make. Willing to have tough conversations when needed, with utmost transparency.

V. Community.

Build a positive culture within your project team and/or our clients. Demonstrate genuine care and empathy for others. Give back, actively organize and/or participate in community service.