|Ascend National Headquarters|
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New York, NY 10005
National board officer and Managing Director of Ascend
Former Vice President and Managing Director, IBM
Principal, Business Innovation Services, LLC
Co-developer of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Asian Leadership Program
Wes was former IBM Vice President in the Systems and Technology Group with global responsibilities for overall execution of IBM's mainframe investments, strategies, sales and emerging markets initiatives.
Today, Wes is an officer and Ascend board member, Wes advises on business development, diversity, and leadership development for Ascend’s global sponsors and respective organizations. Today he is managing the Ascend national organization. He is also principal at Business Innovation Services, LLC. helping investors and companies develop global strategies and plans to access next generation technologies and new business models.
Previously Wes was based in Europe as Managing Director and IBM Vice President in the Industrial Sector. He held a variety of challenging positions at IBM, including Vice President of Global Communications
Sector, Vice President of the Capital Venture Group, and Executive Director for alliances between IBM and independent software vendors. Wes also spent several years in Asia Pacific as Vice President for the
Advance Technology Solutions and Vice President of Networking hardware and software businesses. Before going overseas, Wes went to Armonk, NY as an Executive Assistant in IBM’s corporate office serving the Chairman, Vice Chairman, CFO and Sr. VP of Human resources.
Wes also chaired IBM’s Asian Diversity group, where he was recognized as the "conscious & guardian” to the Asian community throughout IBM. Wes served on the boards of many professional and community organizations such as the Business Advisory Council of Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and International venture capital firms. He was recognized as one of the "2007 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans
in Business” by the Asian American Business Development Center and received Organization Of Chinese Americans (OCA) 2008 Dynamic Achievers Award. Wes is also the co founder of Corporate Executive
Initiative and Co developer of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Asian Leadership Program.
Wes is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business with BS/CS and MBA degrees. He was a member of IBM’s Certified Client Director Profession through Advance Management Program at Harvard Business
Executive Director (To be announced)
Ascend National Team Members:
Convention Management Associate
Director of Business Development
Regional Executive Director, West Coast
Graphics and Publishing Associate
IT Support Staff