Veteran financial leader joins team to drive long-term growth and maximize value creation  

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, December 7, 2023 – Assent Inc. (Assent), a leading solution provider in supply chain sustainability management, announced today the appointment of Jason Cherry as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the company’s leadership team. Cherry will succeed Russell Frederick who is retiring at the end of this year.

Based in Rhode Island, Cherry joins Assent with over 20 years of financial leadership experience, spanning the manufacturing, aerospace, power, and technology industries. Most recently, Cherry served as CFO of Telestream, a video production and automation service provider, and as CFO of Carousel Industries, an integrated cloud communications service provider. Before these roles, Cherry was the CFO across multiple business lines at General Electric Company (NASDAQ: GE). 

“Jason’s extensive global experience across multiple industries, including the technology and manufacturing sectors, will be a significant asset to Assent and our customers. As a member of our Executive Leadership Team, Jason will contribute to Assent’s mission driving innovation to our customers and drive efficiencies across the organization as we fuel our next stage of growth,” said Andrew Waitman, Assent CEO. “I’d like to thank Russell for his dedication and incredible support over the last eight years, as he played an integral role in scaling our company to our leadership position today.”

“Assent’s purpose-driven mission, to help customers manage their complex supply chains in an ethical and sustainable way, truly resonates with me,” said Jason Cherry, Assent CFO. “I’m excited to join the great team at Assent and look forward to contributing to the next stage of the company’s growth.”

As manufacturers face unprecedented regulatory changes, digital tools are increasingly important to help manage growing risks to their business. Independent research firm Verdantix recently described Assent’s Supply Chain Sustainability Platform as a leader in the product compliance space with market-leading functionality in the Smart Innovators: Product and Chemical Compliance Solutions report. The addition of Cherry’s leadership will support Assent’s continued growth to support the increasing market demand for supply chain sustainability solutions. 


About Assent Inc.

Assent provides a leading supply chain sustainability management solution that supports manufacturers across the globe in addressing their product compliance and ESG needs. Founded in 2010, the company helps manufacturers collect and manage the supply chain data needed to meet environmentally and socially responsible product standards. With advanced technology and deep regulatory expertise, Assent enables companies to collect data that is aligned with regulations and industry standards to manage risks, accelerate market access, and foster sustainable practices. For more information, visit:

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