News & Announcements


News and Announcements

At Ascent we are constantly bringing exciting updates to the IT, scientific and clinical development services industry.  As a nationally ranked and recognized human capital services agency that has won industry awards based on the company’s approach to rethinking the process of staffing in large national enterprise companies, Ascent is constantly driving industry innovation. Ascent has also been ranked as a top supplier of staffing services to many large enterprise clients.

Recent Press Releases

September 2015

Walnut Creek, CA

For 15 years, Ascent has focused on building and nurturing a valuable and dynamic human network that links talent with opportunity. The company has worked tirelessly to develop a blend of services for candidates and... Read more

July 2014

Ascent Voted One of Bay Area’s Top Workplaces in 2014!

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November 2013

Walnut Creek, CANovember 20, 2013 –To better reflect the philosophy of the company and the services it provides, Ascent Services Group announces the  company’s new branding and website (www.ascentsg... Read more


The Ascent Services Group has been recognized on a number of occasions for its innovative work in support of our enterprise clients as well as involvement as a corporate citizen. These awards are a true reflection of the company’s commitment to outstanding service and we are honored to be recognized in this way.

National Recognition

The Ascent Services Group is proud to have received several National awards recognizing Social Responsibility and growth within the Technology Services Industry.
Inc. 500/5000

In 2007, 2008 and 2009, ASG (then IT Ascent, Inc.) was named one of the top 500 in America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine. ITA, noted for a 726.9% three-year growth in revenue, was ranked among such winners as MemberHealth, Noble Investment Group and MCA Development.

Inc. 500 magazine had this to say about IT Ascent: "What it does: Recruits IT professionals for large corporations worldwide. Why it’s growing: Technical savvy. These days, large corporations use electronic procurement systems to purchase everything – including temps. IT Ascent has fine-tuned its operations to work with these complex systems, which gives it a leg up on its rivals." For more information, read the press release.

ICIC 100

In May 2008, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Inc. Magazine released their Inner City 100 list, and ASG was ranked #8 on the list of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America.

Extraordinary growth is the predominant trait of the 2008 Inner City 100, a ranking created by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Inc. Magazine of the 100 fastest-growing businesses in inner city communities nationwide. “We are most proud and excited about this award because of our commitment to community service in the city of San Francisco” said President & CEO, Joseph Nordlinger. For more information, read the press release.


ASG was recognized by the Inner City Advisors for being part of the Inner City list in 2008.

Inner City Advisors (ICA) helps build sustainable and responsible inner city businesses that create quality jobs, reinvest in the community and contribute to the local economy. We do this by connecting our clients and other local entrepreneurs with the advice, education and resources that they need to grow their businesses.


In 2008, The Ascent Services Group was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Semifinalist.

For over two decades, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards recognize the men and women who excel at growing and sustaining market-leading businesses. They are pioneers and innovators – people like Michael Dell of Dell Inc.; Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.; Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines; Jim McCann of; and Richard Caruso of Integra LifeSciences Corp.

Visit the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) Awards Program page for more information on the program.

Supplier Recognition

As a top vendor for many Fortune 1000 clients, ASG has received recognition as a top supplier on several occasions. Awards include:
  • Top Vendor at Premier Healthcare Clients through VMS
  • Top Vendor Status award from Top West Coast Financial Services Firm
  • Preferred Production Leader from Kaiser
  • Best Overall Performance from Kaiser
  • Supplier Recognition from Washington Mutual