Ellen Rudy has branding credentials that go back more than 25 years. She has created corporate identity and environmental design programs for such clients as Polaroid Corporation, W.R. Grace & Co., and Chartered Semiconductor. A veteran of the Boston advertising community, she served as Creative Director for Doerr Associates for 15 years prior to coming to California, where she served as VP of Creative for Halleck for eight years before joining The Hayden Group. Clients have included Metropolitan Life, AT&T Capital, Towers Perrin, Edify Corporation, Forbo Industries, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Netscape, McKesson, ConAgra, Diageo, and The Stanford Shopping Center, as well as non-profit organizations and start-ups.
Ellen is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University. She serves as a coach/mentor for Astia (formerly The Women’s Technology Cluster), an advisor for adsila.org, and is a member of Women in Consulting and former member of the Executive Forums Business Improvement Group (BIG).
An avid sailor, Ellen cruised the Maine Coast for many years, and now tackles San Francisco Bay on weekends. She lives in San Jose with her husband Jeff, and has 2 right-brain sons.