Jovan King Joins The Ascent Services Group

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

DENVER, Colorado – June 6, 2011 – The Ascent Services Group, today announced the appointment of Jovan King as Practice Director of their Data Management Services practice. A 15-year data technology veteran and an innovative technical leader, King will lead the Data Management Services practice in delivering customer-focused information management solutions. This includes large scale integrated Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence solutions; Master Data Management as a strategic enabler; and optimizing database design and performance for scalable transactional systems. “In this role, King will oversee senior management and technology consultants in the data management practice to deliver bottom-line impacting solutions for our clients,” related Mark Johnson, Vice President - Strategic Consulting at The Ascent Services Group. At his disposal will be several internationally recognized data management partners including resources such as Bill Inmon and Derek Strauss (co-authors of Data Warehouse 2.0), and The Winter Corporation.

King has delivered bottom-line information management value in a variety of industries. As a result, he is often invited to speak at data management industry events on topics including Master Data Management, Business-Aligned Business Intelligence, and Driving Value from the Enterprise Data Warehouse.

“A focus on leveraging data from cradle to grave is central to our clients’ success, and selecting a proven leader with a track record of alignment and delivery is critical to meeting these needs,” commented Mark Johnson. “Jovan is a customer-focused information management leader and a natural trusted advisor with a proven track record of successfully aligning the strategic information management roadmap to corporate objectives. We have always been keenly focused on bringing the very best talent to bear for each engagement and with the addition of Jovan as Practice Director of our Data Management Services group that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

King said, “I am very happy to join an accomplished team at Ascent who has demonstrated commitment in meeting clients’ needs with diligence and precision.”

Prior to joining Ascent, King served at Cricket Communications where he led teams to deliver two Master Data Management solutions, which were critical to the success of a new Point of Sale platform and a suite of Supply Chain solutions. He also led Enterprise Business Intelligence and Data Architecture teams in instituting data modeling standards and processes where he drove a business-aligned BI program. As Senior Engineering Manager at Maxtor Corporation (acquired by Seagate Technologies), King was part of a development team that developed a next-generation robotically controlled test floor. He architected a 10-terabyte data warehouse and co-developed a proprietary Business Intelligence platform (used for over 20,000 reports per month). Around this time, he co-invented a database query engine technology optimized for query execution over the WAN (Wide Area Network), saving the company over $1.4 million in annual costs.

ABOUT The Ascent Services Group - The Ascent Services Group is a nationally ranked staffing and recruiting firm consisting of an IT, Pharmaceutical and Workforce management practice. Recognized for its innovative approach, The Ascent Services Group specializes in supporting enterprise Fortune 1000 clients who utilize managed service programs (VMS and MSP) for their procurement of technology staffing services. Primary services offered include: Project Consulting, Staff Augmentation, Direct Placement, Payroll Services and Workforce Management Advisory Services. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 the company was recognized by Inc. magazine for its expertise in supporting Enterprise Vendor Management Services programs. They have several offices throughout the United States, including Walnut Creek, CA, Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO.

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