S. K. Gupta

S. K. Gupta

Executive Advisor, Ascend Board; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Ascend-Pinnacle

S. K. Gupta is an expert in leadership development, change management, operations management, ES&H and nuclear, cyber and physical security. Currently he serves as an Executive Advisor to the Ascend Board and is the co-founder and Managing Director of Ascend-Pinnacle, a network of Asian American Corporate Board Directors. He is a Charter Member and angel investor at TiE. He also serves on the Board of Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. S. K. has served on a wide range of boards, including the Sandia National Laboratories, Bay Area Council, San Jose Museum of Art etc. He was the Vice President of Operations for Lockheed Martin Space Systems across the US. He was honored with California Assembly Resolution in 2011 for his “long and distinguished record of professional service and on his outstanding display of civic leadership.” In 2010 he was presented the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.