Ascend Welcomes Alex Shields to our Team


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Recently, Alex Shields joined our team as an Account Administrator. He comes to us via Nationwide Financial where he served as a Senior Financial Services Support Representative.


Alex says that his passion for service comes from “…a desire to understand what drives people, so I can help them accomplish their goals in life.” His deep passion for service extends beyond financial services. He is very involved in his community church and is committed to teaching Bible studies, mission-work and mentorship.


Alex spends a lot of his time away from the office, practicing piano and discovering new music. You may see him around Central Ohio, playing Piano in various venues. This hobby allows him to get out into the city and discover new food, people and culture.


Alex comes to Columbus via Alliance, Ohio. He graduated from the Ohio State University, where he majored in Social Work. He holds the FINRA Series 6 license and will be completing the Series 7 and 66 Exams in the coming months. Alex aspires to eventually become a Certified Financial Planner ™.