Ascend Expands Growth Platform with Addition of LevitZacks

Arlington Va.-based Ascend announces its third transaction of 2024, integrating the advisory practice of LevitZacks of San Diego into its innovative growth platform. The addition of LevitZacks brings nine partners and 51 staff members to the Ascend team.

Victor G. Ramsauer

Sue Watson

Victor G. Ramsauer, CEO, and Sue Watson, COO of LevitZacks, commented, “The Ascend model strongly resonates with a sizable local firm like ours, emphasizing community presence, independence and growth. With Ascend’s resources, we anticipate an accelerated growth rate as we embark on this journey.”

Since its establishment in 1964, LevitZacks has offered comprehensive tax, accounting and business advisory services across diverse industries. LevitZacks boasts one of the highest ratios of CPAs to professional staff among the top 25 CPA firms in the county.

David Wurtzbacher

David Wurtzbacher, founder and CEO of Ascend, remarked, “Victor Ramsauer and Sue Watson epitomize a people-first ethos, evident in LevitZacks’ industry-leading culture. For 60 years, LevitZacks has wholeheartedly served their clients, staff and community, and Ascend is excited to contribute to extending that legacy for another 60 years.”


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