Established in 2012 just after the success of the London 2012 Olympics, the team at Ascentium Associates is made up of a dedicated group of professionals that are passionate about your learning and development needs.
Most importantly are our faculty of experienced practitioner trainers, which is what sets us apart. We’ve a dedicated section on our website so that you explore the expertise that we can offer you to help with your career development and progress.
Please see our trainer profiles please click here.
Kapriel Kasbarian – Director - Kapriel joined Ascentium Associates in the Spring of 2013. He is responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of our business. Kapriel is a learning and development professional who joins us from Armstrong Transaction Services where he undertook commercial due diligence and strategy consulting projects for private equity and corporate clients.
Prior to that he was at PEI where he established and ran their training business for 5 years. Prior to setting up the training division, he ran PEI’s specialist book publishing and directory division and its research and data team providing online database products.
He has also gained strategy consulting and commercial due diligence experience at PMSI and Bain & Co, and financial markets experience at RBS. Earlier in his career he worked in retail audit at MEMRB International in Cyprus and Russia. Kapriel has an MBA from Cass Business School, London and a BA in Management from the University of Hull.
Robin Illingworth – Director – Robin founded the company having been involved in a lifelong passion for learning and excellence.
Robin is also part of the training faculty and specialises in commercial due diligence training.He is also a director of Bucks College of Management based in Buckinhamshire, which offers a range of qualifications including: university accredited qualifications in management, marketing and qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute.
Robin worked for many years in finance and business around the world before moving into the M&A market. He is also a director at Armstrong Transaction Services. Armstrong is the second Commercial Due Diligence practice Robin has led and he has now personally overseen and conducted reviews for over 150 transactions.
Previously he worked for Inchcape and then Coca Cola in South America, specialising in strategic development and mergers & acquisitions. Robin has a degree in banking and international finance from the City University Business School and an MBA from Manchester Business School.