Ellen Bronfman Hauptman is Co-Chairman of Andell Inc., a private investment firm and family office that she controls with her husband, Andrew Hauptman. Andell's activities are divided between direct holdings in public and private companies and partnerships with top-tier investment managers around the globe.
In addition to this work, Ellen is involved in numerous philanthropic pursuits, having launched a number of programs and initiatives. She is Co-Founder of The Hauptman Family Foundation. She is also the Co-Founder and board member of City Year Los Angeles, an education-focused nonprofit that engages young people from diverse backgrounds for a year of full-time community service in our nation's most challenged schools. She is the Co-Founder of The Charles Bronfman Prize, an award that celebrates the vision and endeavor of a humanitarian under the age of 50 whose work has a global impact. Ellen also helped to create Andell Family Sundays, an initiative to engage low-income families and children in the arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Los Angeles Leadership Council, Conservation International’s Leadership Council, and Common Sense Media’s LA Advisory Council.
She previously worked in the documentary and feature film world in a producing capacity and as a film buyer for Cineplex Odeon, a North American-based theatrical exhibitor.