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, and Conservation International’s Leadership 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.