R. Drew Ogden
Founder, Managing Director

R. Drew Ogden

Drew is a founder and managing director of Ascentage Group and Ascentage Advisors. He is also a registered representative of Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC, a member of FINRA and SPIC.

Drew's role at Ascentage involves facilitating the business development needs of high-tech ventures and creative enterprises, including advising clients in the areas of strategic planning, channel expansion, licensing, international business, and facilitating strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. Drew also serves on the board of directors of several of Ascentage's clients.

Prior to founding Ascentage, 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 UHN 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 a registered principal, holding the FINRA Series 24, 63, 79, 82 and 99 licenses.