December 12, 2018 11:30 AM - 1 PM CST
Come listen in as these entrepreneurial CEOs chat with one another.
Ellen and Joyce - both ABJ Profiles in Power winners - will share their memories of starting their businesses, how they scaled, reflect back on the challenges & opportunities they’ve faced on their way to success, and discuss the importance of continuing to learn and bring new ideas into your company no matter how long you’ve been at it.
Join us for the final lunch of 2018 with the founders of vcfo and Growth Acceleration Partners in a tête-à-tête of CEO peers.
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Ellen Wood is a professional with a depth of experience in finance and entrepreneurship gained throughout a career that spans more than 30 years. In 1996, Ellen co-founded the financial consulting firm vcfo in Austin to offer companies the opportunity to access high level strategic financial advice on a fractional and affordable manner. The pioneer of this concept, vcfo opened offices in Dallas, Denver, and Houston and has now had the privilege of working closely with more than 4,000 companies.
An active member of the business community, Ellen is the immediate Past Chair for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the immediate past Chairman of the Board for University Federal Credit Union (UFCU), a member of the Supervisory (Audit) committee of UFCU, the Vice Chair of Innovation and Technology for the Austin Chamber of Commerce, a member of Austin Area Research Organization (AARO), the Treasurer for the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas, and as an Advisory board member and past Treasurer for the Capital Area Boy Scouts board. She is the past chair of the Central Texas RCIC, TeXchange, and a winner of the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power Award. Ellen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Texas CPA.
Joyce Durst, CEO and Co-founder of Austin-based Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP), is driven to help software companies achieve rapid growth through business-focused analytics, cloud and mobile applications. Over the past 11 years, Joyce has grown GAP’s continuous software delivery practice to work with over 250 clients and now employs more than 300 employees. Joyce regularly mentors women CEOs and first-time entrepreneurs and won the Profile in Powers award from the Austin Business Journal and the 2018 Greater Austin Business Award for Executive Leadership. Joyce sits on the board of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Women Presidents’ Organization.