Ellen is passionate about innovation and about helping build great companies in Philadelphia. She is the Executive Director of Robin Hood Ventures, a leading angel group helping to fuel startup growth in the Philadelphia region. She also serves as the Executive Director of Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures, a venture forum for early stage companies, and serves as adjunct faculty for Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
Previously, Ellen was the COO and co-founder of VisionMine, which provides a specialized Open Innovation portal to large corporations.
Ellen has more than 25 years of experience creating strong teams and building strong leaders for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients. She has been a Managing Director and Founder of Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation. She was involved in the growth of Investor Force, a provider of technology-based solutions for institutional investment professionals, where she created the company’s initial human resources department, facilitated strategic planning, and managed the organizational aspects of the company’s mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, she spent twelve years at Shared Medical Systems where she was responsible for initiatives encompassing organizational development, customer support and corporate communications. She was also a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting.
Ellen was chosen as part of the Philadelphia Business Journal Power 100 for 2017, 2018, and 2019. She also received the Iris Newman award for supporting women entrepreneurs from the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, and the David Freschman award from the Philadelphia Private Investors Group.
Ellen graduated from The Wharton School with a B.S. in economics.