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Non-Profit Career Coach

Minneapolis, MN
April 14, 2024

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Resume: Ellie Rogers 970-***-****


● Healthcare

● Technology

● Manufacturing

● Retail

● Consumer Products

● Service

● Creative

● Marketing/Communication

● Higher Ed

● Publishing

● Broadcasting

● Corporate Giving

● Non-profit


● Target

● General Mills

● Luxottica Retail

● Harry’s

● Jamf



● Landscape Structures

● G&K Services

● Azure Vision Care

● All Women’s Care

● 180 Degrees

● Impact HUB

● Start-ups

● Fortune 10

● High-growth

● Global


● Career Coach and

Mentor, University of


● Founder of non-profit

● Carlson MBA Small

Business Case

Competition Judge

● UMN Graduate and

Professional Teaching

Award Selection


● Advocacy Committee for

Carlson Women Connect


Taurus Solutions, project-based custom research January 2008 – 2012, 2018- present

● Researched and developed strategic recommendations for $350M high-growth technology company seeking to understand consumer behavior and market trends, secondary and primary research, internal cross-functional research participation and alignment building

● Researched the most critical needs of 20 independent for-profit and non-profit healthcare providers; developed a financial contribution margin tool to remodel financial strategy

● Designed, executed, and presented stakeholder research and strategic recommendation for the Classroom Advisory Subcommittee for the University of Minnesota; aligned stakeholders on critical need

● Developed and executed market research to qualify new opportunities in Europe, Asia and South America; competitor and industry research and analysis; new product development strategic recommendations for new markets, competitors, industries, and acquisitions for market leading

$110M manufacturing company

● Designed, developed, executed, and analyzed market research for regional group home and region’s largest shelter for sexually exploited youth

● Designed and executed research to identify acquisition targets and competitive threats for manufacturer

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, Minneapolis,MN September 2013 – July 2021 Career Coach

● Coached MBA students on job search, interview skills, and resume development.

● Mentored students and new professionals.

HERMAN MILLER, Holland, MI + Chicago, IL April 2012 – August 2018 Senior Researcher

● Developed and managed strategic partnership between Herman Miller and global coworking organization, with 50+ locations and 10,000+ members

● Led and managed the largest research project in history of HMI with $750k budget over 4.5 years; a mixed methodology (12), longitudinal study on critical value proposition, how environments support individual, group, and organizational strategic goals, including driving innovation, efficiencies, and talent attraction

● Designed and managed key research projects including global emerging workplace strategies, disruptive employment models, and understanding the workforce

● Led and supported multiple human-centered, future focused research projects. Responsible for planning, budget, design, execution analysis, insight development, developing and presenting recommendations in the context of enterprise strategy, with heavy focus on people and process in the built environment

● Developed research tools, including interview and activity guides, participant missions, environmental assessments, observation tools for exploratory, generative research projects, to uncover unmet needs, develop recommendations, presentations or design briefs based on the potential strategic impact

● Research liaison/storyteller for leadership, design, development, product management, marketing, sales and commercialization teams

● Researched, organized, and managed corporate thinking on global coworking trends through ongoing primary/secondary research, interviews, site visits and conferences over the course of 2 years

● Designed and led workplace management ideation for the Workplace Consortium ELEVEN VISUAL June 2004 - March 2007

Senior Account Executive

● Managed major accounts that billed over $1M annually

● Flawlessly executed and managed off-site, multi-day photo shoots, print runs, website development, radio ad production, POP development, television ad production, catalog development and production


MBA, Strategic Planning; Townley Memorial Fellow

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities BA, Communications; Summa Cum Laude

University of Minnesota – Duluth

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