As an Associate with Ascend, Kay works with the partners to find and recruit exceptional talent by providing targeted research, initiating candidate outreach, and conducting early candidate assessment. Her subject matter expertise extends to digital media, SaaS and education technology. Prior to joining the Ascend team, Kay spent 16 years with NSA Media (a member of Interpublic Group’s Mediabrands unit), the largest single buyer of newspaper, direct mail and alternative print media in North America. During those years, she held a variety of management positions in research, database management and account service and developed an extensive network of contacts.
Kay graduated with honors with a bachelor’s of arts in Marketing from St. Ambrose University in Iowa. She and her husband live in the Nashville area where they enjoy the arts, gardening and perfecting the perfect BBQ sauce.