Jeff Barden founded Ascendence Consulting in 2023 to help executives solve problems, accelerate change, and deliver strategic impact through on-demand, expert advice and lean consulting support. He is an experienced Chief Strategy Officer who has developed strategic growth plans at two of the world’s largest financial institutions, launched new businesses, implemented major restructurings and turnarounds, and played a principal role in cross-bank governance, regulatory remediation, and sustainability efforts.
Jeff had a strategy domain focus at the Boston Consulting Group before spending the next two decades as a Fortune 150 operating executive at HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, and Saint-Gobain.
He is also a former US Army Ranger and his firm is certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business by both the SBA and the State of NY.
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