Location: Washington, DC
Member Since: 2011
Membership Type: Associate
Ellen is a Vice President in AlixPartner’s Restaurant and Foodservice practice. She works with enterprise-level restaurant clients on profit enhancement strategies and implementation. Ellen’s previous professional experiences have spanned across both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she was Director of Marketing and Business Development at wichcraft, Chef Tom Colicchio’s quick service restaurant group based in New York City.
Previously, Ellen was a political appointee in the Obama Administration with the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Investment and Innovation, working on various initiatives for high-growth, high-impact, small businesses, particularly focused on supporting the startup ecosystem. She started her career in the Municipal Securities Division at Citigroup, leading financings in excess of $11B for large municipal issuers. Ellen was a 2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow, as well as a 2014 American Council on Germany Fellow. She is active with several Korean-American organizations and nonprofits. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.