Ellen Taverner is Chief of Staff and oversees the Firm’s business operations, which includes finance, human resources, IT, and marketing/business development. She does this with a big-picture focus on enhancing workplace culture and boosting productivity.
Ellen is a senior international executive with experience in global operations, strategic planning, finance and controls, merger planning and integration, restructuring, business development, marketing, and general management. Prior to working at the Firm and while pursuing her Ph.D., she was a freelance Organizational Development Consultant, working with leaders on culture change, leadership development, and strategy assignments. Prior to that, she was responsible for global brand strategy as the Global Chief Marketing Officer for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and while Chief Marketing Officer at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. She has also served in other high-leverage situations, including roles as Vice President of International Marketing for The Nasdaq Stock Market and as an Executive Consultant for KPMG Management Consulting. Her career began at the premier technology marketing consulting firm Regis McKenna Inc., where she developed and executed business strategies, marketing plans, positioning and message platforms, strategic communications, brand programs, and public relations campaigns for clients.