Ellie is head of marketing at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), bringing over 20 years of technology marketing and PR expertise to the firm and its portfolio companies. \
Before joining NVP, Ellie was head of communications at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), based in Menlo Park, CA for nearly a decade. She was responsible for marketing, social media, content and PR initiatives for SRI and its spin-off companies.
Earlier, Ellie was at A&R Partners, a San Mateo-based communications firm, where she developed and managed full-spectrum corporate public relations programs. Ellie also led the communications function at Agile Software, Aspect Development, and Ariba.
She is the current President of the Board of the Public Relations Society of America (Silicon Valley) and President-Elect for the Pacific Art League (PAL).
Ellie holds a bachelor of science in political science/applied history and a master of arts degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University.