About the Author
Ms. Ellenburg is a Professor of Finance at Western International University (WIU) and recognized for her expertise in financial management, working capital management, mergers and acquisitions, and financial modeling. Since joining WIU, she has assumed several leadership roles such as chairing the Finance Department and training faculty members on the use of web-based course management systems, online course delivery platforms, and effective teaching techniques.
Utilizing over 25 years’ experience in finance and consulting, she has represented debtors, creditors and equity holders in bankruptcy and turnaround situations; assisted legal counsel with discovery and damage assessment in the context of civil litigation; performed business valuations related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and litigation; and assisted business owners with a variety of business problems including revenue enhancement, process improvement, and cost reduction. Trish’s current focus is on providing scalable, back-office support to start-up companies, as well as small- to mid-size businesses.
Formerly the Executive Director of the CLO Institute, Trish continues to seek out opportunities to combine her business and financial expertise with her practical experience in adult learning. She has developed and delivered financial training programs for clients including Investment Management Consultants Association, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, KPMG and American Century Investments. Trish also co-developed a series of educational workshops entitled “Business Strategies for Learning,” designed to transform learning organizations by facilitating the identification of strategic learning initiatives and quantifying the impact of learning on business performance.
Articles and Publications:
Show Me the Value!—Demonstrating the Value of Corporate Training and Development, FT Knowledge News, 2006
- B.S., Finance, Arizona State University, Summa cum Laude, 1983
- M.B.A., Arizona State University, 1991