The secret to successful work isn’t just about technology and process; it’s about working with the right people. Our team of Product Owners, ScrumMasters, Technical Leads, Software Developers and Quality Assurance Engineers are a team of thinkers, doers and over-achievers. We approach work with curiosity and a drive to create business value through innovative software development.

Leadership Team

    Dave Todaro

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Ascendle’s Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Dave Todaro, has lived and breathed software development for the past 35+ years. He’s trained and managed teams responsible for building award-winning, mission-critical software in a variety of leadership roles. Dave has a particular passion for predictable, repeatable, and consistent software development, and fell in love with Scrum when… Read More

    Diana Getman

    President, Partner

    Diana, an Ascendle Partner, is at the helm of the organization because of her ability to encourage team members to embrace Ascendle’s core values of delivering business value, embracing discipline, setting the bar high, embodying extreme ownership and being on time. With more than 25 years of experience working with cross-functional teams, Diana naturally leads… Read More

    Angelo Firenze

    Vice President of Client Solutions, Partner

    An Ascendle Partner and Vice President of Client Solutions, Angelo Firenze has been engaged in process improvement and project management for more than 25 years. He leverages his entrepreneurial experience and business acumen to assist Ascendle customers with their software development goals. He is passionate about helping companies meet their desired business outcomes with advanced… Read More

    Tina Reynolds

    Vice President of Operations

    Vice President of Operations, Tina brings 30 years of technical prowess and estimable project delivery to the leadership of Ascendle’s software development teams. Always leading by example, with an emphasis on quality and relevancy, Tina empowers our teams to find the biggest pain points for our clients, and drive the greatest business value when creating… Read More

    Jackie Russ

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jackie, Ascendle’s Chief Financial Officer, has 25 years of experience leading early stage companies through rapid growth in the software, professional services and consumer retail industries. She has a track record of success at developing strategic plans with senior management teams, executing those plans and creating value realized through capital transactions in excess of $250… Read More

    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… Read More

    Kate Hillman

    Vice President of Administration

    Ascendle’s Vice President of Administration, Kate brings 25 years of experience in services, high tech, and marketing industries. She is a team-oriented leader focusing on driving company growth and performance through strategic initiatives and employee engagement. Kate’s passion for developing and managing the human resource function is evident in her drive to continuously improve the… Read More