Testimonials

We take pride in delivering world-class service to all of our customers. Read what some of our satisfied clients have said!

9 months ago I was first introduced to a growing company in Nebraska called opendorse. I was blown away with their passion and goals of dominating the athlete influencer marketing space. Since joining the company, and starting the Chicago office, the growth has been amazing and we just launched in New York City. What a time!! Thank you Dan and Ascension Sports Partners for bringing me this opportunity. 

— Dan Shuftan (Placed Candidate) - VP Sales & Brand Activations opendorse

"...my experience working with Dan and Ascension Sports was smooth and encouraging. Dan takes the time to really get to know you and your situation to help understand if a given job is the right fit and career move. He's honest and candid and will give you straight advice and perspective. Enjoyed working with him through my last career change and I appreciate that he's kept in touch and will likely help again and life changes. Would recommend any business or job seeker consider using his services".

— Erin Mazurek (Placed Candidate) - Tournament Director Memphis Open

Working with Dan and Ascension Sports Partners was an amazing experience. Dan and I first met at a National Sports Forum Panel discussion in 2014. Dan was diligent and professional with his follow-ups as he was genuinely interested in helping me progress my career as a sports business professional. He knew that I was looking to get into a management role, so once the Ticket Sales Manager position with Talladega came across his desk, he reached out to me to see if it would be of interest. Dan was extremely helpful as he made sure to keep me in the know throughout the entire interview process. I would highly recommend reaching out to Dan & Ascension Sports Partners if you are looking to take that next step in your career in the sports industry.

— Anthony Gady (Placed Candidate) - Ticket Sales Manager Talladega Superspeedway

"I have known Dan for many years now throughout my professional sports career.  Candidly, he is a person who cares about me as much as he does the client.  I have now been at the New York Jets for over a year and it's been a great career move.  I appreciate all you have done for me.  I cannot express how much respect I have for Dan and Ascension Sports Partners".

— Dan Kaufmann (Placed Candidate) - Sr Manager Corporate Partnerships New York Jets

"One of those rare recruiters who personally cares as much about the candidate as he does the client; Dan’s experience and successful track record illustrates his talent for putting the right people together in such a highly coveted industry."

— Mike Evranian (Placed Candidate) - Former Manager of Business Development Richard Petty Motorsports

Dan is as well-connected in the sports industry as anyone I know.  His tireless research and work to find the right match
between the sports property and the candidate is impressive.  His communication is clear, timely and reliable.  Truly someone you can count on.

— Vince Cicero (Placed Candidate) - Former Tournament Director/COO Western & Southern Open

"...We were delighted with the slate of candidates you provided and the detailed knowledge Ascension Sports provided on each candidate. Ascension Sports Partners went the extra mile assessing our short and long term imperatives so candidates received clearly defined expectations from the onset".

— Sean Gleason (Client) - Chief Executive Officer Professional Bull Riders

"If anyone asks about Ascension Sports Partners, I would not hesitate to recommend you and your organization in filling their needs. The Nashville Predators look forward to working with Ascension Sports Partners again in the future".

— Chris Parker (Client), Former Executive Vice President Chief Sales Officer Nashville Predators and Sommet Center

"About a year ago, I reached out to you looking to exit my current company. Now approaching nine months at U/S Sports Advisors, we're growing, I'm growing and things are going generally awesome. Thanks for helping me get here".

— Jesse Ghiorzi (Placed Candidate) - Senior Manager, Brand Development U/S Sports Advisors

"...Dan was available when I needed him and never made it seem like it was an inconvenience when I called at all hours of the day. He was always there. Dan also brings one very unique skill to the table, which he has mastered...he listens".

— Tim Danaher (Client) - Former Chief Operating Officer Bellator

“Dan Rossetti is the quintessential Recruiting Professional to work with!

I had the utmost pleasure of working with Dan filling a Director position here in Daytona Beach, Florida with Americrown/ISC. Through clearly listening and understanding his client’s needs, he articulately described all details of what the position responsibility encompassed, which made it very easy for me to conceptualize how well my skills and experience matched with the potential employer’s needs.

Since being hired, it has been just a fantastic, symbiotic match between my employer and I, and I believe that we are both reaping the rewards of a great work relationship. It really made a normally uncertain transition process from one employer to another, into a stress-free, pleasant experience for my family and I. I would strongly recommend him for any future employment opportunities that you may have. He is a stellar individual that handles all sides in the hiring process with respect, care, and financial concern.

What more can I say about him? … I can’t think of anything other than… THANK YOU Dan!”

— Jim Laughlin (Placed Candidate), Corporate Director of Purchasing - Food & Beverage Americrown

"I am so grateful for the day you sent me that first email and I truly appreciate all that you did to help me gain this position. Thank you Dan. I have a career that I love and I am in my hometown with my husband, family & friends, things are really great for me".

— Becky Lee (Placed Candidate) - Director of Corporate Partnerships El Paso Chihuahuas

“A job well done Dan. When I was first contacted about the opportunity with INDYCAR, I was quite happy with running my own law practice and had no plans to seek look for a new opportunity. However, the way you took a personal interest in the process and worked with me and INDYCAR to create a professional solution that fit both of our needs was outstanding. That personal touch and your desire and willingness to communicate openly made me very comfortable as we worked through the details.”

— Matt Breeden (Placed Candidate), Vice President of Business Affairs IndyCar

"Dan, thank you so much for your help and guidance throughout the process of searching for my next challenge. Timing is everything – when I initially reached out to you to see what opportunities were available, you immediately sent me the Senior Director, Partnership Activation posting for UFC. I think it was a version of my resume! While I was not an existing fan of MMA and UFC, your insight into the sport, the UFC and the enthusiasm around the new structure of the Global Partnerships Department, was a huge selling point. Your guidance during the interview process was greatly appreciated and your candid discussions about my personal growth sets you apart from others. I am thrilled to be a part of such an explosive and growing property – just where I wanted to be!"

— Brette Sadler (Placed Candidate), Senior Director - Partnership Activation UFC

"The resumes that you sent were of extremely high caliber, and I was equally impressed when I had a chance to speak with the individuals on the phone and in person. It was refreshing to see an agency make the choice of sending through fewer resumes that are relevant to the role rather than waste the client’s time with resumes that do not meet our criteria and standards".

— Chris Powell (Client) - President & GM Las Vegas Motor Speedway

"...Your attention to detail, diligence in understanding our needs and researching candidates to make the process efficient was extremely valuable to me and our executive team as well as the prospective employees to make sure all aspects of a potential relationship were evaluated".

— Mark McCullers (Client), Former President and General Manager The Columbus Crew

"Dan showed me during the process that his priority was to find the right fit for both the candidate and client. He not only made sure that I had all the necessary information, but confirmed all the times and locations. Dan kept me informed throughout the hiring process and once the decision had been made was very understanding in negotiations to make sure both of our needs were met".

— Jack Carnefix (Placed Candidate), Former Senior Manager, Public Relations Professional Bull Riders

"I am exceptionally pleased to give Ascension Sports Partners our highest possible recommendation and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future".

— Darrin Gross (Client) - Former SVP Business Development Sacramento River Cats

Dan is terrific at what he does, and he does it the right way with everyone's best interest at heart. He's a true matchmaker, not just a recruiter.

— Brian Thornton (Placed Candidate), Former Managing Director, Marketing U/S Sports Advisors

"Dan has a unique ability to connect the right individuals with the right opportunities. His attention to detail and level of communication was outstanding as he was able to add value at every step throughout the interviewing process. It was very evident that Dan personally cared about the outcome of the process- genuinely pursing the best interest of both parties. I highly recommend Dan's services for any organization or individual looking to make their next career move." 

— Sean Othen (Placed Candidate), Former Manager of Partnership Sales ISC Motorsports

"Dan's work is highly professional. He thoroughly researches the requirements of the position and targets key companies and contacts. Dan kept us informed of his progress and attributes of key candidates. He has a very high degree of customer service. Dan has a strong network and knows when and where to reach out to his key contacts to find the best talent. Dan is very knowledgeable of staffing and of the Sports and Entertainment industries in particular. I highly recommend Dan".

— John Garofalo (Client), Former Director of Recruiting at the NBA

"From the candidate side, Dan managed the process professionally from beginning to end – it’s very apparent he’s spent his career in the industry. Unlike some, he doesn’t try to steer you into an opportunity simply because one exists – he works to make sure it’s truly the right fit for both sides. 

From the initial introductions, to interviews and reference checks, through compensation negotiations and relocation, Dan ensured the process was smooth and comfortable".

— Placed Candidate, Director Corporate Partnerships Nashville Predators