Ellen Naylor, CEO, The Business Intelligence Source
Ellen Naylor has 30 years of sales and marketing experience across many industries. She initiated a competitive intelligence (CI) process at Bell Atlantic (Verizon subsidiary) and conducted financial competitive analysis and economic forecasting at Northwest Airlines. She started her career in sales, first in fine jewelry and later in telecommunications products and services, where her customers were major financial services companies.
As CEO of Business Intelligence Source, Ellen thrives on creativity in projects
such facilitating a CI process, uncovering marketing opportunities, improving sales retention, leading workshops or coaching clients on cooperative intelligence practices. Ellen’s clients benefit from her passion, active listening, and the ability to work with cross-cultural teams.
Ellen is a sought after global public speaker on competitive intelligence and marketing. She is a long-time contributor to SCIP’s (Society of Competitive Intelligence) Competitive Intelligence Magazine, and is a columnist on Cooperative Intelligence, the title of a book she is authoring. Cooperative Intelligence www.thecisource.com/coopintel helps managers build strong people skills and improves their effectiveness through generous leadership, connection and communication.
Ellen earned a BA at the University of Notre Dame and an MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. Ellen was raised in an international community in Yokohama, Japan. She is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of Japanese. Ellen is a lifelong learner. Her current obsession is social networking, particularly Twitter http://twitter.com/EllenNaylor and LinkedIn. http://www.linkedin.com/in/ellennaylorcolorado