Ellen Le, CFA, MBA
Ellen is the Founder and President of Ascend Investment Management. She was born in Philadelphia and has lived in the Delaware Valley for most of her life. When she is not researching investments and managing portfolios, she pursues her interests in tennis, bridge, hiking and art.
Beginning her investment career in 1981 as a stockbroker at E.F. Hutton and Co., Ellen now has over 30 years of investment management experience. Prior to founding Ascend Investment Management in 2006, she managed high net worth assets for many years at Bank of America, Mellon Bank, and Davidson Capital Management.
Ellen earned a BA in History from Brown University and an MBA in Finance & Investments from The George Washington University. She is a member in good standing of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, which is a global organization dedicated to setting a high ethical standard for the investment profession.
Her professional memberships include the Forum for Executive Women, the Chadds Ford Business Association, and Women Entrepreneurs. She is a docent with the Delaware Art Museum and a volunteer with the Brown University Alumni Association.