Prior to founding vcfo, Ellen served as Executive Vice President and CFO at Capital Network System, Inc., a privately held international telecommunications company and one of the first internet players. Earlier in her career, she co-founded a telecommunications business and served as the Senior Financial Officer for two residential home builders: Hometown Builders and Block Watne Texas, Inc.
An active member of the Austin community, Ellen serves as a member of the Board of University Federal Credit Union, as a member of the Executive Board and past Treasurer of the Boy Scouts Capital Area Council, Board member and Treasurer for The Entrepreneurs Foundation, a member of the Audit Committee for Seton Hospital, as a Board member of Seton Health Plan Board and as a member of the AARO Board. She is a past two-term Board member of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and past Vice Chair of Finance. She previously served as a Board member, Austin Chapter President and Statewide President of Technology Entrepreneurs Foundation (TeXchange) and is the past Chair of the Chamber Human Capital Committee.
Ellen graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Accounting and Finance. She and her husband, Brian, are the proud parents of Matt, a recent graduate of Trinity University who now lives and works in South Korea.