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Ellen Walpert

Chief People Officer

Ellen joined Charlesbank in 2022 to help drive Charlesbank’s recruiting, talent development and performance management on both the investment and operations teams. Previously she held the chief people officer position at ghSMART, a management consulting firm, where she oversaw the human capital function, which was responsible for growing, developing and retaining talent across the firm. Prior to that she was the chief talent officer at Highfields Capital Management overseeing talent development, recruiting, retention and human resources and was previously the senior director of human capital at Tishman Speyer running their leadership development and analyst programs for the US and Europe. Ellen joined Tishman Speyer from the professional development group at McKinsey & Company, New York, where she oversaw the business analyst program as well as the staffing and development of all generalist and corporate finance analysts in the office. She also was the professional development manager for the healthcare practice in the Northeast and the corporate finance practice in North America. Ellen started her career in art as a designer and art director.

Ellen lives in Brookline with her husband and three children.

Education and Credentials

Cornell University – BFA
Columbia University Teachers College – Advanced Coaching Certificate, Executive Coaching