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Ellen Smith

Dallas Office Lead

As a managing director in Dallas, Ellen Smith is responsible for relationship development and account management.

Since joining Riveron in 2011, I’ve had the benefit of developing lasting relationships with our clients. I feel fortunate to be able to pick up the phone and talk to them, not just as clients, but as a trusted friend.
Bookworm. Gourmet Cook. Go-Getter.


Ellen’s responsibilities include practice development and client relationship management. She has over 20 years of experience in strategic growth, client service, and relationship development with a special emphasis in the professional services and financial industries. She is dedicated to identifying business trends and emerging transactional opportunities that benefit both new and existing clients.

Ellen has been active in the Dallas market for more than 20 years in both professional and community service capacities. Prior to joining Riveron, she held various client service and business development roles with Ernst & Young LLP, J.P. Morgan Chase, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is currently on the board of Community Partners of Dallas, former president of the board for the Secured Finance Network – Southwest Chapter, and also serves on the Texas Tech University Business School Advisory Council.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Texas Tech University