Eden Ellis is a Principal at ghSMART. He advises private equity, hedge fund, and Fortune 500 companies on their most pressing leadership challenges, including leadership assessment and selection, team effectiveness, leadership development, and organizational change.
Eden joined ghSMART after five years at Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy & Operations practice. As a Manager, Eden partnered with large North American banks to navigate their toughest technology and process transformations. He also advised global Deloitte CEOs to advance local diversity and inclusion priorities. Beyond client engagements, he held numerous internal leadership positions, culminating in an opportunity to lead undergraduate recruiting nationally.
Eden began his career in public service and has domestic policy experience with the U.S. Senate (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee) and Small Business Administration. Internationally, he has policy and non-profit experience with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and INJAZ al-Arab (Junior Achievement).
Eden graduated with honors from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and was named a Fuqua Scholar. Simultaneously, he received his Master of Public Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy and published a thesis on access to capital for female entrepreneurs.
Eden was born in Zimbabwe and grew up across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He is an avid fly fisher, tennis player, hiker, golfer, snowboarder, and musician. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his fiancée.