R. Drew Ogden

Managing Director

Drew works with growth stage companies focused on design, construction, and asset management technologies.

Drew is also the founder of Ascentage Group, a business development and M&A advisory firm addressing the business acceleration needs of growth stage companies.

Prior to Ascentage Group, Drew was the vice president of Legal and Business Development at Softdesk, Inc., a Nasdaq company that developed and distributed CAD software for architects and engineers worldwide. At Softdesk, he was part of the executive management team that took the company public and was responsible for negotiating strategic licensing agreements, spinoffs and multiple acquisitions. Ultimately, Autodesk (ADSK) acquired Softdesk in early 1997.

Drew was previously a partner at Frankel, Murphy & Ogden, an intellectual property law firm. He practiced in the areas of licensing, international business and distribution counseling. Drew has also held the positions of in-house counsel and director of international sales at an accounting software company and an operating system software company, respectively.

Drew holds a Juris Doctorate from UNH School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Franklin Pierce College. He is a member of the Bar of Massachusetts. Drew is also a registered principal, holding the FINRA Series 24, 63, 79, 82 and 99 licenses.

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