Ascend Partners

Best-in-class EPM Solutions

Ascend Partners is a team of Finance Professionals who are dedicated to delivering best in class Consolidation, Budgeting, Forecasting and Financial Reporting solutions for the Canadian Marketplace.


While our strength is Finance, we speak technology and have a successful track record of delivering complex Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Projects across many sectors such as: Mining/Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Public Sector, Property Management, REITs and Retail.


Full life-cycle implementations


Ascend leads the Discover & Design, Build, Test & Train and Deploy phases of complex, multi-focused, EPM lifecycle implementations





We will work with you to fully develop your analytics vision and build a roadmap for success






Changes in technology can disrupt many areas of an organization – Finance is no exception. Ascend’s team specializes in understanding the impacted Finance areas and prescribing an achievable, adaptable roadmap


Partner Profiles

Our partners bring unsurpassed experience to the table, and play an integral leadership role on all our projects

Peter Popalis, CPA, CA

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Peter has 20+ years of experience developing and implementing financial reporting systems utilizing various EPM products with an emphasis on financial consolidation, forecasting and planning. He is the industry leading architect of complex consolidation solutions. With a proven track record of successful EPM implementations, he is able to transform requirements into proven solutions that bridges the gap between IT, Finance Users, Senior Management and other stakeholders.

Colin Sawford

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Colin is Ascend’s lead technical and data transformation specialist. He has over 20 years of experience delivering data transformations in the EPM marketplace. His specialties include transforming data into accessible financial solutions using the Hyperion Suite of Products, OneStream, SQL Server, Oracle and other Business Intelligence toolsets.

Janet Martinko, CPA, CMA

Managing Partner

Janet leads the Ascend Hyperion Practice and is a CMA with over 20+ years experience delivering complex EPM and Finance Transformation projects. Her specialization includes delivering Process and Systems execution across disciplines, industry and global markets. Her strengths include creating go to market strategies and bridging the gap between IT and the business.


20+ years experience delivering financial solutions

OneStream XF is a unified Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software platform for complex financial consolidation, financial reporting, financial analytics and data quality management. OneStream software can eliminate the need to support multiple products, applications, and modules, and reduce cost