McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Joshua Brackett as Chief Financial Officer at Ascendus. Joshua will oversee the finance and accounting departments and will be responsible for providing leadership in capitalization strategy to optimize growth opportunities and ensure best-in-class compliance. His ultimate goal is to deliver new financial products and services that will help small businesses succeed and grow.

Joshua is an experienced CFO, having served in the community development space focused on small business finance for over a decade. Most recently, Joshua worked with a CDFI to grow assets to over $100M annually. Prior to that, he served in community banks with experience as a loan collector, auditor, financial analyst, and financial manager. He is a graduate of Berry College with a bachelor degree in business administration and a Babson College 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni.

Ascendus is a nonprofit small business lender working to create economic opportunity by providing entrepreneurs with access to the capital and the business support they need to create and grow healthy enterprises and contribute to thriving local economies. Since 1991, Ascendus has provided more than $200 million to 25,000 small business owners across the country.

This executive search was completed by Partner Sue Waterbury, Executive Recruiter Justin Melhado, and Senior Research Associate Josh Nichols.