Allison Grappone

Vice President of Marketing, Partner

As an Ascendle Partner and Vice President of Marketing, Allison is a unique combination of roll-your-sleeves-up software development expertise and innovative business optimization experience. An agile software expert, Allison moves easily between tactical software problem-solving and strategic marketing program development, always with an eye on process improvement to help drive company growth.

With over 15 years of experience systematizing processes in non-profit, for-profit, and startup environments, she is an active supporter of entrepreneurship and e-commerce. Prior to joining Ascendle, Allison launched Nearby Registry in 2012, an e-commerce startup supporting local economies across the country, which she sold to a Seattle company in 2015. She also helped develop the Entrepreneurship Foundation of New Hampshire and the Governor’s Live Free and Start Council, focusing her efforts on increasing the number of women investors in New Hampshire.

Allison’s most notable achievements include:

  • MSNBC’s Your Business program featuring her startup, Nearby Registry
  • Her ongoing contributions to New Hampshire’s tech community
  • Winning the 2011 NH Startup Challenge


  • University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
  • Pinchot Program and Presidio Graduate School, Masters in Sustainable Business MBA