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About Ellen Griggs

Insightful and skilled financial services leader with a reputation for transforming major firms by combining strategic vision with an ability to deliver strong results. Consistently manages across multiple locations and leads teams to define best practices. Known for developing cutting edge investment strategies, attaining firm-wide goals and premier client service. Track record of extensive investment portfolio strategy work, successfully managing over $25 billion in assets. Extensive Trustee experience: recognized leader in fostering effective board governance, providing guidance to boards, and garnering board support through impactful influence and collaboration.

Work experience

Jan 2001Jan 2011


Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner (2007-2011)

Responsible for overall leadership of the firm and developing strategies and tactics for performance analysis, technology and marketing and leveraging all functions to obtain firm-wide goals. Managed staff of 60 professionals in seven offices across the U.S.


Jan 1977

BA, Philosophy and Religion

Kenyon College

Ellen Griggs

A resident of Boston, Massachusetts, Ellen Griggs is an experienced financial services leader. During the early stages of her career, she helped lead Bankers Trust Company, Inc., as Vice President of the Investment Management Group and later served as a Senior Vice President and Partner of Strong Capital Management. At Strong Capital Management, Ellen Griggs was recruited by the firm’s president to establish and grow the institutional fixed income business. At the end of her four-year tenure, fixed income assets doubled, totaling $1 billion.

Her most recent position was with NEPC, LLC in Cambridge. She joined the company in 2001 as a Senior Investment Consultant. Following six years, Ellen Griggs was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner while simultaneously chairing the Independent Consultants Cooperative. At NEPC, she was responsible for the Public Fund, Endowment/Foundation and High Net Worth business platforms.

Today, Ms. Griggs serves on various boards including the New England Aquarium as well as Kenyon College, from which she graduated with a bachelor of arts. Additionally, Ms. Griggs is a board director for Market Street Trust Company, where she chairs the Compensation Committee and sits on the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Investment Committee.