Ellen Trader

Managing Director, Carlson Analytics Lab



Ellen Trader is the Managing Director, Carlson Analytics Lab, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Ellen manages the experiential learning component of the Carlson School’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program. In the Carlson Analytics Lab, student-led teams solve real problems for corporate clients leveraging data analytics tools and techniques.

Ellen also manages two Carlson School advisory boards comprised of senior business leaders in decision sciences and business analytics. Prior to working at the Carlson School, Ellen spent over 15 years in various strategy and marketing roles with Target, Unilever and Gap, Inc. She has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Emory University.