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Our mission is to accelerate our clients' business success.

Ashwood Group consists of seasoned business executives who enjoy leveraging their corporate and start-up environment experiences to perform operations management, business development, project management, marketing and sales development for the benefit of companies launching new products, services and ventures.


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MATT WANGLER is Managing Director at Ashwood Group. Mr. Wangler currently serves as VP, Operations for Cozera and previously was Chief Operating Officer at Aivea, a software training and e-commerce software provider. Prior to Aivea, Mr. Wangler was Director of Operations for the WiMAX Forum, a worldwide association of companies focused on global adoption of wireless technology. As co-founder of several startups, Mr. Wangler has gained hands-on experience with all aspects of building a business. Previous to startup ventures, a 17 year career at Intel Corporation included roles as quality/reliability engineer, materials manager, engineering manager and program manager, including a dozen years in new business ventures. Ashwood Group customers benefit from Mr. Wangler's corporate and startup venture experience and education that includes a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Wangler is a board member at In4All and Pacific NW Experience and a past board member of the Oregon Technology Business Center and Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.


ROB RANCK moved on from Ashwood Group in 2019 to dedicate his time to his new venture, ViewClix. Previously Rob was President of HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Vice President for Global Inventures and Executive Director of several industry associations. As a former marketing and financial manager at Intel, NCR and AT&T, as well as executive for small companies and start-ups, Mr. Ranck brought unique insight to Ashwood Group client projects. Mr. Ranck's education credits include a Master of Business Administration & Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

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