Ellen Valde
Market Managing Partner PwC

Ellen Valde

Ellen Valde is the newly appointed Rockies Market Managing Partner for PwC, leading a team of 640 professionals throughout Colorado and Utah in delivering high quality, innovative business solutions to clients. As an assurance partner, Ellen provides guidance to clients in structuring business transactions and has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions.

Ellen has been with PwC for over 30 years, 20 of which as a partner. Ellen has led PwC’s Midwest Region Private Company Services (PCS) Practice and served as the Market Assurance Leader in Minneapolis.

Ellen’s true passion is people development. She has been recognized as the PwC mentor of the year, served on the firm’s partner admission committee, and helped establish the firm’s women’s networking program.

Ellen is on the St. Thomas Board of Governors and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Accounting Advisory Council. She recently served on the board of trustees and as audit committee chair for The Minneapolis Foundation and the board of directors and executive committee for Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. Additionally, Ellen is a founding member of the Twin Cities UNI Business Alumni Association. She is active with United Way as a member of Women United and the Tocqueville Society.

Ellen received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. Ellen has been honored as the UNI Alumni of the Year, Top Woman in Business, and Top Woman in Finance.

Colorado Concern Board
of Directors

Stanton Dodge – Executive Vice President & General Counsel DISH Network Corporation

Steve Farber
President – Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Tim Gill
Chairman – Scytus

Pat Hamill
Chairman and CEO – Oakwood Homes

A. Barry Hirschfeld
President – A B Hirschfeld & Sons

Bill Hybl
Vice Chairman – The Broadmoor Hotel

John Ikard
FirstBank Holding Company

Walter Isenberg
President and CEO – Sage Hospitality

David McReynolds
President – Columbine Health Plan

Larry A. Mizel
Chairman and CEO – M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

Blair Richardson
Managing Partner – Bow River Capital Partners

Chip Rimer
Senior Vice President – US Onshore Noble Energy

Dan Ritchie
Chairman, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

Richard M. Sapkin
Managing Principal – Edgemark Development, LLC

Sylvia Young
President and CEO – HealthONE

*Colorado Concern Leadership

John Ikard – Chairman
Roger Hutson – Treasurer
Chip Rimer – Vice-Chair