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Business consulting

We assist companies both in the start-up phase of business and in the growth phase, offering them a range of customized services and solutions.

At Ascent Group we are next to our customers at every step of their journey. Our role is to assist companies in both the start-up of their businesses as in the development phases.

We do this by optimizing some activities or managing challenges in our areas of expertise.

Our business and management consulting services provide support to companies for identifying business opportunities, identifying business partners, setting up companies, as well as assistance and support on administrative and management issues throughout the whole activity of the company.

The Ascent Group team is made up of business professionals with extensive managerial experience, in companies from different fields of activity, both locally and internationally. Together with our clients we build successful businesses and face the challenges of the business environment.

Consulting services for company startups

When you start a business you need support. Both to make the right decisions, as to be assisted in all the incorporation procedures for the new company. Ascent Group offers you support for business start-ups, both from a legal, fiscal or human resources point of view. Last but not least, our company can help you identify business partners or suppliers you can rely on.

Management consulting

A good business idea always needs support to become a healthy business. The Ascent Group team, made up of professionals with long-standing managerial experience in companies from different business areas, can help you manage your business successfully: whether we talk about support in creating business strategies, human resources management in the company, financial planning, or day-to-day business management.

Drawing business plans and feasibility studies

One of the main challenges for entrepreneurs and managers is to develop business plans that are sustainable and at the same time relevant for the market needs. The Ascent Group's team of consultants can assist you both in the preparation of business plans or feasibility studies and in the implementation of the projects.

Organization of business visits and meetings

The business world is growing ever more and businesses are no longer limited by borders. At Ascent Group we assist foreign companies to find partners in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia or Moldova, in organizing business visits or meetings, starting from identifying the companies best suited for the interest of the clients, and continuing with the organization of the visit and assistance during it, if necessary.

Organization of business conferences and events

If you need to organize a business event for your partners or to promote your company, or a conference on a topic of interest, Ascent Group, together with its partners, will provide the necessary support to: identify the right location, organize the agenda and logistics of the event, manage invitations, manage communication for the event so you make the best impression.

Meet the team

Adela Cristea

Managing Partner & Founder Ascent Group

Adela Cristea is the managing partner of the Ascent Group and also the founder of the group of companies. Adela's experience has been accumulated in more than twenty years, especially in management and human resources, in multinational companies such as Unilever or International Resources, as well as in the position of consultant, in Archimedes Consulting Group and Ascent Group or as University Lecturer.

All over these years, Adela has been involved in numerous start-up business projects, enterprise restructuring processes, labour conflict mediation and training projects, for multinational and local companies in various fields of activity, both in Romania and abroad. Since 2017 Adela is also the co-founder of Design Thinkers Academy Eastern Europe, contributing to the development of the company in more than 20 countries in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia.

Marcel Chișcan

Managing Partner Ascent Group

His 30-year professional experience combines a wide range of fields of activity, from local public administration to sales and advertising, manufacturing or logistics and transport. Over the years Marcel has been in management positions for both SME's and local public administration, industrial projects or in the management of logistics and transport companies, as well as in the board of public or private companies.

Over the last 15 years its managerial and entrepreneurial experience has been enriched by numerous consultancy projects for start-ups and for business development/restructuring, combining the assistance with training activities, in particular on the topics such as Leadership and management, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Strategic planning and strategic thinking, Negotiation skills, Sales techniques and Customer care, Communication skills or Time Management.

Liliana Savin

Managing Partner - North-East Region

Liliana's professional experience includes over 18 years of experience in human resources, training & management in companies with up to 1500 employees, such as: FiberxNylon, Yarcea – Radici Group, Rompetrol Petromidia, Pamac, Penny Market - Rewe Group, Vard Tulcea, Vard Braila – Fincancieri. Throughout her career, in addition to the years of experience as a Human Resources Manager, Liliana was also a legal Advisor in Trade and Labor Law, Commercial Manager and Deputy Director General.

Liliana has combined management experience in large companies with consultancy and trainer experience in projects of human resources and management, people development, soft & technical skills, communication & project management. Since 2019 Liliana has joined the Ascent Group team as managing partner for the North-East of Romania, contributing to the development of the group of companies at national level.

Laura Mariș

Managing Partner Ascent Sibiu

Laura is an experienced People Manager and specialist, with more than 20 years of activity in the field, of which 16 years as HR Manager. Since 2020 she has also been a Member of the Association of data Protection and Privacy experts and a statutory Member with the role of secretary in the management of small and medium-sized enterprises in Sibiu.
The work of the Laura includes multidisciplinary projects with external audit skills, internal process evaluation, training, cyber security and legal analysis.

Not least, Laura is a tireless seeker of professional challenges, but also an analytical, detail-oriented person who likes to explore techniques or processes that can bring value to the people and companies they work with.

,,În 2012 Minimold a deschis o fabrică la Timișoara, care a reprezentat un succes deosebit, un succes care nu ar fi putut fi posibil fără ajutorul și sfaturile primite din partea Ascent Group, și în mod apecial a Adelei Cristea și a echipei sale excepționale”.

Charles J. Lobkowicz

President and CEO, Minimold SpA

,,Ascent Group este un partener mereu deschis la nevoile noastre, care ne ajută să ne dezvoltăm în siguranță. Comunicarea consultanților Ascent cu membrii echipei noastre este foarte bună, oferindu-ne soluții la provocările pe care le întâmpinăm în activitatea financiar-contabilă. Pentru noi, Ascent Group este un partener de 5 stele.”

George Manoilă

General Manager, Deninstal