Ellie Bertani

SVP HR Transformation

Wells Fargo

Ellie Bertani is SVP of HR Transformation at Wells Fargo. She is responsible for architecting and implementing HR’s target operating model while implementing new ways of working to improve the employee experience. In addition, she leads the Culture COE, charged with driving cultural change across Wells Fargo. With a background in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, she brings a shared value approach to drive sustainable impact.

Ellie joined Wells Fargo in December 2020, after spending eight years at Walmart in a variety of roles in HR, Corporate Affairs, and Finance. In 2020 she was awarded Walmart’s highest recognition, the Sam Walton Entrepreneurship Award, for the development of LiveBetterU, the largest educational benefits program in the US, and Walmart’s most successful diversity & inclusion program.

Ellie received her Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Her professional career has included fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, including positions with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. State Department, Third Sector Capital Partners, and Rotary International. She loves comedy, karaoke, and being kept on her toes by her husband and three crazy boys.