Our Team

Mark S. Stuhlreyer Jr., President

Mr. Stuhlreyer most recently served as the President and CEO of Contingent Network Services, LLC. He led a successful management buy-out of the firm in mid-2002 and lead the company through the sale of its telecommunications and IT services assets to Comcast Business in August of 2015. Ascend Software, LLC was a spin-out of the firm in 2012 and since the 2015 Comcast Business transaction, Ascend Software has operated as a standalone corporation. Mark has extensive experience in the field of Telecommunications, IT and software in public and privately held firms. He has a Masters of Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Kevin P. Smith, Director

Mr. Smith has over 25 years of experience across a wide breadth of technology sales, product management and marketing roles with companies like Comcast Business, Digital Equipment, SAS Institute, Yantra, Intel, and Convergys. He most recently led the Strategic Marketing and Sales Operations functions within the $350M Convergys Information Management Group which provided billing and CRM software solutions to the telecommunications, cable/satellite, and utilities provider markets. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA within the New Product and Venture Development track from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jeffrey Stine, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Stine most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Contingent Network Services. Prior to joining Contingent in 2007 he served as the Controller and Director of Human Resources and acting CFO for biotech Pediamed Pharmaceuticals. He currently oversees all of the accounting and finance functions of the company, as well as internal auditing. He is a Certified Public Accountant, has a BS in Accounting from Purdue University and an MBA with an MIS concentration from Xavier University.

Marci Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President Product

Ms. Campbell directs company’s application solutions portfolio and associated support services, balancing business, market and customer needs for both legacy product enhancement and new product development. Prior to joining Ascend, Campbell served as Vice President Product Solutions for Knovation as well as thirteen years as a software engineer with Cincom. She has served as the technology coordinator for St. Margaret of York School in Loveland, Ohio, where she morphed her software development experience with her love for teaching.  Campbell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude from Boston College and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology from San Diego State University. She holds an Ohio Teaching Certificate.

Alan Audette, Chief Technology Officer, Lead Developer

Mr. Audette most recently served as a Lead Developer at Cincinnati-based Gaslight Software. He is adept at leading collaborative teams to clearly define problems and build the right solutions.  He currently leads the development effort on the AscendSMS platform as well as other related software modules like AscendPay. He majored in information systems and has a BS in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. After graduating, he spent his early career working for various consulting firms performing on-site business process development work for large Fortune 500 companies.