Ascend Financial is a financial consulting company proudly headquartered
in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, MO.
We are passionate about propelling you to achieve your goals
by helping to quantify and evaluate your early-stage concept, model, or project.


Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate financial communication and improve the flow of capital
by providing effective services that fully align with our clients' needs.


We're not Equity Partners

By not taking equity as payment for our services, we're not only incentivized to offer
the highest quality consulting to all of our clients,
we're choosing to rely on the caliber of our work to ensure our success.


Our Team

Dan Conner - Managing Director

Dan founded Ascend Financial as a capstone on his financial advisory career at Morgan Stanley and is a 2016 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program. He’s an entrepreneurial Olin MBA graduate and received his undergraduate degree from Yale in mechanical engineering; he also holds a masters in Advanced Renewable Technologies from Washington University in St. Louis.  He's started two businesses and was one of two graduate student representatives on the Washington University board during his second year at Olin.  In addition to being a finance geek, Dan also enjoys the outdoors, runs triathlons, and sings karaoke poorly.