History Of Our Firm

Our Story

Ascent Global Partners was established and designed to cater for our clients’ needs—clients who had sought a truly differentiated recruitment experience. Since our inception, Ascent Global Partners has envisioned a recruitment partnership that is truly bespoke and customer-centric. We embarked on this journey by actively listening to our clients, consulting with them about our recruitment market expertise, and then delivering tailored solutions for their hiring needs.

Since the very beginning, we listened to our clients’ expectations and quickly realized the need to build an entirely new company from the ground up. To stay true to this ethos, we have hired recruitment consultants, researchers and operations staff who embrace our philosophy and align culturally with Ascent Global Partners’ vision of a client-centric approach to the recruitment business. While trust and credibility may take years to build, they can be lost in seconds. We are acutely aware of our responsibility to adhere to the strictest confidentiality and discretion when dealing with both candidates and clients on a daily basis. However, in our industry, it is not enough; we also need to deliver results for our clients.

Since our humble beginnings in 2012, our vision has remained consistent and unwavering in the face of various challenges.  Through decades of collaboration with our clients, we have evolved to bridge the gap between the service our clients expect and what is otherwise available in the market. We are committed to continually honing our craft and providing an unparalleled recruitment service.

Our Reputation

What the market is saying

Here is what clients and candidates are saying about us

Head of Japanese Equity Sales, Major US Investment Bank


I think you are the best headhunter I know in Tokyo so I wanted my friend to have the benefit of your advice.  I am taking the liberty of putting him in touch with you via this e-mail.  Thanks very much!

Global Head of Recruitment, Technology Company


This is the best summary of the candidate that I have received from a recruiter. I want to thank you for the detailed information.

VP SaaS Sales Candidate


In addition to this, I have met so many recruiters, but they have never been really specific about the position, etc.
I have to admit that you are the best recruiter ever!

CEO, Major Japanese Fintech Client


Ascent is my go to recruiter. They have a team of experienced professionals, who have personal relationships with potential candidates, not just name-scraping Linkedin profiles. As such, I feel I meet candidates who have already been properly screened and done a first round of interviews. Highly recommended.

CEO, Venture Capital Firm


John is the best headhunter I know. He runs his own firm now and has a very reputable fixed income specialist on his team.