About Us

Our Team

Our team understands your technology, products, and services – and know how to reach your customers.  We already speak the same language.  That’s our niche – we know what needs to get done and we execute – so you can keep moving forward.


Nathan Muller – Decades of experience

As Managing Partner, Nathan Muller brings decades of technical and industry expertise to Ascent’s client engagements. He has published 29 books, including 6 technical encyclopedias, and over 2,000 articles that have appeared in 75 publications worldwide.

Nathan is a speaker at industry trade shows and provides expert witness testimony for clients involved in FCC enforcement and patent litigation. For 10 years he was on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Network Management and for 15 years was a contributing analyst for Gartner.

Nathan earned his MA from George Washington University and his BA from San Diego State University. He lives in Smethport, Pennsylvania.


   Michael Cannon – Entrepreneurial drive

As Managing Partner, Michael Cannon’s technical sales and marketing experience spans over 30 years. He shares a passion for technology and the entrepreneurial drive of our clients, balanced with many years supporting Enterprise business and Public Sector accounts.

Michael began his career in IT networking and business communications at Verizon. After a decade in Business, Enterprise and Government Markets, Michael was recruited by MCI, where he managed National Accounts and Network Development, Regulatory and Competitive Analysis programs. Prior to co-founding Ascent in 2002, he was Espire’s Director of Technical Solutions.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He and his wife Amy live in Severn, Maryland.


Bryan Bussom – Steering the backoffice

Bryan has responsibility for administration, research, web services and IT for Ascent.  Prior to Ascent Solutions, Bryan managed executive metrics, budget, analysis, and the Intranet for his division at Espire Communications. Bryan also worked at Aerotek and TEK Systems where he was a Manager in Operations Support. He also provided financial analysis and supported Fortune 500 clients.

Bryan earned his MBA from the University of Maryland and BA from Shepherd College. He and his wife Christine live in Simpsonville, South Carolina with their three children.


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