Ascendance Partners was founded in 2006. Led by John A. Puntillo, the Company has over 15 years of institutional experience sourcing and executing on value-add commercial real estate investments in the metropolitan Chicago area.
Mr. Puntillo is the owner and Principal of Ascendance Partners. Prior to Ascendance, Mr. Puntillo was an Assistant Vice President with General Electric Capital Corporation’s middle-market Sponsor Finance business. Prior to that, Mr. Puntillo was an Associate with Madison Dearborn Partners, Inc., where he focused on private equity investments in the communications sector. Prior to Madison Dearborn, he was with Citigroup's investment bank (formerly Salomon Brothers), where he worked on lead-managed transactions in which over $5.5 billion was raised via high-yield debt and public and private equity. Mr. Puntillo holds a B.B.A. from The University of Notre Dame and is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and Indiana.
Mrs. Falasco is responsible for all accounting and financial analysis activities. Previously, Mrs. Falasco worked for Basi, Basi and Associates at The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc. Prior to that, she was with Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc., Ernst and Young LLP, and Cohen, Smith & Company. Mrs. Falasco holds a B.B.A. in Accounting Information Systems and a Master’s of Accountancy from Stetson University.
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