As Ascend Learning's Chief Technology Officer, Ash Siebecker is responsible for innovative strategy designed to mature Ascend's technology foundation with a focus on customer delight, efficiency and security. Before joining the senior leadership team as CTO, Ash spent almost four years as Ascend Learning's Vice President of Software Engineering for the Clinical Healthcare business. In that position, Ash played a crucial leadership role in helping drive both ATI Nursing and National Healthcareer Association's architecture and platform strategy, designing and deploying platform and product enhancements, and working with teams to deliver an ever-higher level of innovation for ATI and NHA customers. Ash brings to his role 20 years of software engineering experience both in the healthcare information technology (IT) industries and high-volume manufacturing. Previous roles include leading the Americas and Australia SW Engineering organization at Euronet; managing several software engineering organizations delivering both enterprise and client-facing solutions at Cerner, one of the nation's leading healthcare IT companies; and leading the computer integrated manufacturing department at one of Motorola's premier semiconductor fabrication facilities.