Ellen Purdy



Ellen joined NextStep with 13 years of CFO experience, most recently with Markel Corporation, a manufacturer of extruded fluoropolymer products for the automotive and other industries.


Prior to Markel, Ellen gained financial leadership experience from her tenure as CFO at other private equity-backed companies, including SDI Health, which was sold to IMS Health, IPR International, and Renmatix. Ellen spent the first half of her career at Rohm and Haas where she held various financial, sales and market management positions.


Ellen is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.S. in Economics, majoring in finance and international business. She later earned an M.B.A. in management strategy and marketing from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. She lives in Conshohocken, PA with her husband Steve, son Connor, and dog Rocky.