Kylie A. D. Sachs is a partner of Ascend who joined the firm in July 2003. Prior to joining Ascend, Kylie served in several operating and managerial roles at PRIMEDIA Inc. Prior to her tenure at PRIMEDIA, Kylie served as a Director of Corporate and Business Development at 360HipHop, a media company founded by Russell Simmons.

Kylie also has a background in investment banking, having worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co., Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Peter J. Solomon Company. Kylie serves as a director of, Inc., Boxxet, Inc., Wimba, Inc. and; is an observer to the Channel M, Inc., NextMedium, Inc. and Retention Education, Inc. boards of directors; and is a director on the board of trustees of Literacy, Inc. Kylie earned a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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