Accelerating growth for innovation businesses and their investors.

About Us

Our business is building businesses. Our consultants are trusted advisers, with an unrivalled depth of experience in their chosen markets, regions and functions. Operating across the Americas, EMEA and APJ, supporting investors, Board, CEO and their global teams, they build intimate working relations with the world’s largest companies, mid-sized businesses and embryonic startups.

Since our inception in 1987, we have worked with innovators and their investors to accelerate every stage of growth and transformation, and have been privileged to support four of the most successful IPOs in Nasdaq history: 5yr+ engagements from modest <$3m beginnings to global dominance of their respective markets ($500m – $multi-billion in annual revenues)

We have helped global Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies to transform underperforming divisions and successfully refocus business direction. We have partnered closely with incubator firms and their investors to assemble or strengthen Chair & Board, Executive and Leadership Teams, meet business goals, minimize risk and secure investor value. In every case, our focus is to accelerate the path to trade sale, IPO and rapid global expansion or evolution.

We operate as one global team, sharing expertise and leveraging our combined insight into global talent markets for every Client.

Our Values


Our driving purpose is to accelerate and maximise Client outcomes. Clients recognise that our value derives not from transactional engagement, but from partnering closely to support and drive long-term journeys of growth and transformation, always understanding the Client’s need for speed and excellence.


We aim always to operate as one team with our Clients, building unique partnerships based on quality of execution, trust, expertise, honesty, humility and integrity. By understanding our Client’s needs and objectives and aligning all that we do to support these, we build relationships that deliver results through open communication and effective collaboration, following through consistently and taking ownership for our actions and results.

Ethical ecosystem

We enjoy getting great results by partnering with great people: Clients, Candidates and Colleagues. We prize strong values, understanding they are the cornerstone of the long-term relationships on which our success relies. We will not pursue revenue that compromises these relationships or values.


We are the recognised leader in building winning global technology businesses. We achieve results by living and breathing our global markets, deeply immersing ourselves in our Clients’ businesses and understanding our Candidates’ unique career goals and life aspirations. We prize expertise and continually deepen global insight across our team and at every level in our business, maximising our value to Clients and Candidates in all that we do.


We strive always to develop our services, our expertise, ourselves and each other to the peak, so that we can deliver real competitive advantage to Clients and build rewarding and challenging careers. We are drivers of change operating at the leading edge of the global innovation industries, overcoming challenges to deliver results with focus, determination and energy. We actively encourage continuous innovation, creativity, reflection and learning.

They understand how to build to culture during hypergrowth, and how to continually enhance leadership teams for the journey ahead. That’s why I consistently trust Aspen.

LARS BJÖRK, Former CEO, Qlik, and Board Member

Meet the Leadership Team