Market Managing Partner
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.