About Us

Dan Rossetti

Mr Rossetti has been involved in the execution of recruiting engagements for almost a decade. Mr. Rossetti founded Ascension Sports Partners with the belief that a candidate does not need to have a seat in the board room to receive executive level treatment and guidance in their professional career choices. Since June 2008, Ascension Sports Partners has conducted searches for the Professional Bull Riders, USTA, Atlanta Falcons, Nashville Predators, New York Jets, opendorse, Qcue, ISC Motorsports, UFC, Speedway Motorsports, InStadium, Columbus Crew SC, U/S Sports Advisors, IndyCar Series, plus many others.

In late 2016, Mr. Rossetti created a spinoff website, www.ascend2thetop.com, which focuses in on his latest venture, The A.S.C.E.N.D. System.  Here he will focus in on tips and techniques which candidates looking to break into the sports and entertainment industry can use to help alleviate the daunting task of looking for their first role.

Prior to starting Ascension Sports Partners, Mr. Rossetti was the Senior Vice President for the executive search arm of Turnkey Sports and Entertainment. While at Turnkey, Mr. Rossetti was responsible for the management and recruitment of executive searches for clients within the professional sports, entertainment, and experiential marketing fields. 

Before joining Turnkey Sports and Entertainment, Mr. Rossetti spent nearly five years with the nation’s largest Information Technology staffing firm, TEKsystems. At TEKsystems, Mr. Rossetti learned and honed his trade as a recruiter placing numerous technical candidates within the Southeastern and Midwestern marketplaces. 

In addition, Mr. Rossetti spent time with publications giant, Thomson Corporation, selling web-based tax research to corporations, accountants, and tax attorneys. Also, Mr. Rossetti spent two years as Manager of Concierge Services for Cincinnati’s largest Health and Wellness Centers, Mercy HealthPlex

Mr. Rossetti earned his BA in Business Management from Wittenberg University and is a continuing member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has attended Caliper's Client Education Workshop.

Mr. Rossetti is an avid supporter of the Southern Ohio Chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation and recently completed a tenure as Regional Advisory Board Chair. 

Mr. Rossetti, a former rugby player and avid Clemson Tigers fan, enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, traveling, and an occasional obstacle course race. Dan currently resides in Mason, OH with his wife and their daughters. 

Partial Client List since 2005:

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Washington Nationals
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Intersport
  • Gigunda Group
  • St. Louis Blues
  • National Hockey League
  • National Basketball Association
  • Bellator MMA
  • Earl Enterprises
  • New York Jets
  • Richard Childress Racing
  • Richard Petty Motorsports
  • Chip Ganassi Racing

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