Dre Madden, CMO, Real
"The conference was yet again, fabulous. The content is always very insightful and exclusive to us."

PICTURED: Shawn Gold, CEO, Pilgrim Soul + Caroline Masullo, VP, eCommerce Marketing, Peapod Digital Labs, a company of Ahold Delhaize + Tamara McCleary, CEO, Thulium + Babs Rangaiah, CEO, cc:babs

Mark Fiske, Operating Partner, Digital
& Marketing Strategies, HIG Growth
“What continues to impress me about Ascendant is that each member has a unique perspective. The people in this network are the true, transformational marketers.”

join the industry’s most
influential innovative impressive retail change agents


gain competitive advantage
- Unlock relationships with the most senior retailers
- 100+ f2f execs; 1 day, 2x/year
- Benefit from extreme candor; the result of a unique “frieNDA”
- Year-round community


sharpen your value as a leader
- Secure unprecedented visibility into what’s working today, what’s not
- Meet peer-vetted partners
- Elevate your influence
- Drive your business + career


craft your career w/intention
- Work w/ top exec coaches
- Navigate org change + leadership opps + career paths
- Increase your marketing acumen + lift team
- Peers helping peers ascend

what does membership include?

executive coaching

complimentary executive coaching at our gatherings
- Work with top executive coaches to think through org change + leadership opportunities + career paths + more
- Exclusive group + 1-on-1 sessions with top coaches from The Connective Good, Egon Zehdner, Setili & Associates, Spencer Stuart, Val Wright Consulting +more

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2023 membership fees are $5,000 for seated retail leaders.