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Ellen M. Rhoades

Ellen Rhoades is a Managing Director in the Columbus office. She has more than 15 years of executive search consulting, corporate recruiting and staffing operations experience. She has successfully completed executive and senior-level searches across a variety of disciplines for consumer products, industrial and retail corporations, professional services and nonprofit organizations.

Her clients have included:

  • Ann Inc.
  • Cornell University
  • Ohio Hospital Association
  • AMETEK – ORTEC Products Group
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Safelite Autoglass

Prior to joining WAVERLY PARTNERS, Ellen served as Director of Talent Acquisition for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a $3 billion consumer lawn and garden products manufacturer and Director of Staffing for Limited Brands, a $10 billion specialty retailer. Ellen began her executive search career with Stratford Group where she served as Director of Research Services and later functioned as a senior search consultant. Her early career experience includes more than 10 years as a corporate research librarian and information services consultant for industry leaders in strategy consulting, Big Four audit, tax and advisory services, investment banking and online information service providers.

Ellen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in Library & Information Science from Columbia University.