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George Ellis

George is a seasoned financial professional well versed in leading change management in complex organizatons. He assists organizations with translating operational issues into financial understanding to drive change. George has significant experience in driving growth and restructuring organizations.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Huron, George served as CFO of Studer Group, which was acquired by Huron in 2015. Other roles have included Chief Financial Officer of Global 360, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SoftBrands, Inc., Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Software, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Founder of Sterling Commerce, Inc., a spin-off of Sterling Software, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Signature Engagements

  • Provided executive leadership to successful exits for three private equity backed firms
  • Led over $4 billion of financing including three Initial Public Offerings
  • Drove strategy for nonprofit and for-profit organizations from small nonprofits to large corporations
  • Built leadership teams for divisions of large public companies as well as small private companies

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, Texas Tech University
  • Juris Doctor, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant
  • Licensed Attorney in the State of Texas
  • Certified as a Master Director by the National Association of Corporate Directors

Professional Associations

  • Texas State Bar
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Social Venture Partners-Dallas

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author, “The Little Green Book of Venture Philanthropy”
  • Adjunct professor in Social Entrepreneurship at University of Texas-Dallas
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