Ascend Expands Capabilities with the Addition of Zach Skolnekovich to the Team

The hire comes amidst a wave of growth and on the heels of the promotions of DJ Palmer and Thien Van Tran.

TYSONS, VA (October 4, 2022) – Ascend Capital Group (“Ascend”) is pleased to announce the addition of Zach Skolnekovich as an Analyst to support the firm’s continued growth. Zach will be involved in creating value throughout many aspects of firm operations and client service with a specific focus on performing complex financial modeling, developing compelling marketing materials, driving due diligence processes, conducting critical analysis, and supporting business development efforts.

“As our firm grows, of utmost importance is our ability to continue to offer best-in-class service to our clients with personal attention throughout every step of the process,” said Eric Parekh, Managing Director at Ascend. “Zach has a strong track record of success. His focused attention to detail, strong analytical skills, passion for supporting entrepreneurs, and uncompromising integrity make him an excellent addition to the Ascend team.”

Prior to joining Ascend, Zach was a Growth Equity Analyst at Aldrich Capital Partners, where he focused on deal origination, confirmatory diligence, market identification/research, and portfolio company operational support for the firm’s middle-market healthcare investments. Before taking on a full-time role, Zach was a Summer Analyst at Aldrich, primarily focused on middle-market software and automation investments. He was also a summer intern at Acta Ventures, where he drove confirmatory diligence and sourcing efforts.

Zach graduated from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary, where he earned a BBA in Finance with a concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

When asked why he decided to join the team, Zach said, “I was impressed by Ascend’s people-first approach that emphasizes the individuals behind each transaction, an aspect commonly overlooked in the world of M&A. The team is 100% focused on working with integrity and doing the right thing for their clients who have placed their trust, and often life’s work, in Ascend’s hands.”

Interested in learning more about joining the Ascend team? Contact us at info@ascendcg.com.

Zach has a strong track record of success. His focused attention to detail, strong analytical skills, passion for supporting entrepreneurs, and uncompromising integrity make him an excellent addition to the Ascend team.

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