Bringing a wealth of product marketing and program management experience to Ascend from the telecommunications, retail energy and packaged goods industries, Drew Lillie has over 20 years of hands-on, client-side experience developing and implementing successful marketing strategies, offers and programs for both Fortune 500 companies and mid-size firms.
Positive, inquisitive, and supportive, Drew has a passion for identifying pertinent customer insights that can help to enhance the customer experience and to drive incremental business.
Drew earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and an MBA with concentrations in Marketing, Finance and International Business from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In between earning his degrees, he spent a couple of years as a commercial banker in southwest Florida, developing a strong preference for beachfront real estate deals!
Married with a daughter and a son, Drew enjoys reading, spending time with family, and sports, particularly hockey. No doubt, being the son of Canadian parents and spending a large portion of his childhood in Minnesota means he comes by this passion for hockey honestly! In fact, introducing the sport to his kids and teaching his son to play the game continues a long-time, family legacy with hockey…even in the heat of Texas! They hope to see the Dallas Stars win another Stanley Cup before too long!