Ascent Named One of Chicago's Best Places to Work and Best Small Companies to Work for in 2020 by Built In | Ascent

“We are pleased to be recognized by Built In Chicago and included among such a prestigious group of local companies.” —Brian Clark, Founder & CEO, Ascent

Ascent, an AI-driven solution that helps customers automate regulatory compliance, today announced that it was included on Built In Chicago’s list of Best Places to Work and Best Small Companies to Work for in 2020. Companies are selected based on data submitted by companies and their employees.

Brian Clark, Ascent Founder & CEO, commented, “As Ascent continues to gain momentum and recognition with customers and regulators worldwide, the key to our success remains the strength of our team. We are pleased to be recognized by Built In Chicago and included among such a prestigious group of local companies.”

Using proprietary RegulationAI™, Ascent dynamically generates the regulatory obligations and ongoing rule updates that apply to the customer, saving businesses significant time and money in analyzing regulation manually

Ascent has been rapidly gaining momentum since its founding in 2015. Since its inception, Ascent has expanded to 45+ full-time employees and secured $26.7M in funding, having closed its Series B in November 2019.  

In addition, Ascent recently hired Carrie Pinkham as its new VP of People, further demonstrating the firm’s continued commitment to building a great people-first company culture.

“Being named one of Built In’s Best Places to Work is a clear indicator that Ascent’s strong focus on investing in its people and core company culture of shared values is resonating not only with our team but the larger startup community in Chicago as well.” —Carrie Pinkham, VP of People, Ascent

“Being named one of Built In’s Best Places to Work is a clear indicator that Ascent’s strong focus on investing in its people and core company culture of shared values is resonating not only with our team but the larger startup community in Chicago as well,” said Pinkham. “With plans to double our headcount in 2020, I am very excited to help Ascent continue to foster a vibrant staff-led organization at scale going forward.”

Ascent has customers all over the world from Tier 1 and Tier 2 banks and other financial institutions. Ascent is continually expanding its regulatory coverage in order to better serve its customers worldwide. 

Maria Christopoulos Katris, CEO and Co-Founder of Built In, said: “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to our 2020 honorees. Built In aims to change lives by connecting talented tech professionals with jobs they were born to do. These companies have become part of that mission because they stand for more than just the work they’re doing. They stand for their people and purpose.” 

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