Ellie leads marketing at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). She works to raise the profile of the firm, the investment team and its portfolio companies as part of the Portfolio Services team.
Ellie has provided strategic communications, branding and marketing counsel to hundreds of startups with a focus on launch strategy. Ellie joined NVP after nearly a decade as head of communications at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). She was responsible for marketing, social media, content and PR initiatives for SRI and its spin-off companies. Earlier, Ellie was head of communications at Agile Software, Aspect Development, and Ariba.
She currently serves on several non-profit boards including having served as President of the Board of the Public Relations Society of America (Silicon Valley) and is President-Elect for the Pacific Art League (PAL). She also serves on the board of UPWARD, a global network for executive women.
Ellie is active in alumni affairs at Carnegie Mellon and hosts alumni events and dinners in Silicon Valley.
Ellie graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor of science in political science/applied history and a master of arts degree in professional writing.