Chief Executive Officer
Ellen co-founded vcfo in Austin, Texas, in 1996 and serves as its CEO. Under Ellen’s leadership, the company has expanded into new markets and added service offerings to meet the evolving needs of its clients.
Over the past 20 years, vcfo has opened offices in Dallas, Denver, Houston and Seattle, and now offers a full suite of services, including finance, human resources, technology and recruiting. In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Ellen enjoyed a dual role at vcfo in the early years with field responsibilities as the Consulting CFO for clients such as Motive, Agere, Digital Motorworks, Ventix and Troux. She continues to actively engage with the Austin community, serving as a board member for many local organizations and providing mentorship to the next generation of business leaders. Ellen currently serves as the 2017 Chair for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
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 Chairman of the Board for the University Federal Credit Union, an Advisory Board Member and past Treasurer of the Boy Scouts Capital Area Council, a Board member and Treasurer for The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas, a member of the Audit and Physician’s Compensation Committees for Seton Hospital, and a member of the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO). She is a past two-term Board member of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and their past Vice Chair of Finance. She previously served as a Board member, Austin Chapter President and Statewide President of TeXchange.
Ellen is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and a certified Texas CPA.