Ellen launched her career in 2014 when she joined SVB’s Associate Development Program in Boston. As an associate, she supported innovative companies in multiple geographic regions. These included growth-stage technology companies as well as energy and resource innovation companies that spanned the spectrum from early-stage to corporate finance. In 2015, Ellen moved to Texas, where she has been working with SVB’s Energy Innovation team. Ellen earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and Italian studies from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Parli italiano? If you do — speak Italian, that is — go ahead and have a little chiacchierata (chat) in italiano with Ellen. This avid traveler spent her junior academic year abroad in Florence and extended her stay in Italy as an au pair for a summer. She is now fluent in Italian and has gained certification as a Level 1 Italian tutor. Ellen also loves to cook; through this passion, she supports Plant It Forward, an initiative that brings fresh, local produce to Houston by helping refugees nurture their own urban farm businesses.
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