We provide services within Executive Search and Management Assessment. We also offer leadership development, board evaluation and board recruitment, as well as management-for-hire at an executive level.

Ascender is a team of experienced consultants with many years of operational experience in advisory and managerial positions. We have advised numerous companies in establishing and structuring of various management functions. We combine our operational experience, broad network and use of DNV-certified test tools to ensure a structured approach and efficient process. We always tailor our services to the client and to the specific challenges faced by the client.

Ascender's Managing Partner, Knut Grotli, is an experienced mountain climber who has summited Mount Everest. A crucial piece of equipment used in mountain climbing is called an ascender – a climbing tool that enables you to ascend safely and securely. This is the inspiration behind our company name Ascender.


An Ascender is… «someone who ascends, climbs or moves upward»