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Ellen Smith

Managing Director

As a Managing Director based in Dallas, Ellen Smith is responsible for relationship development and account management.

Since joining Riveron in 2011, I've had the benefit of developing relationships with our recurring clients over a number of years. I feel fortunate to be able to pick up the phone and talk to them more as friends than clients.
Bookworm. Avid Runner. 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 in the Dallas market for more than 20 years. She plays an active role in the community and has served on numerous boards for charitable organizations.  Prior to joining Riveron, she held various client service and business development roles with Ernst & Young LLP, J.P. Morgan Chase, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Education and Certifications

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