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Ellen Rudnick

Advisory board

  • Former President & CEO of Healthcare Knowledge Resources
  • Former Executive Director of The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the University of Chicago
  • Board member of Liberty Mutual, First Midwest Bank, HMS Holdings, 1871, and Matter, among others

Ms. Rudnick currently serves as Sr. Advisor and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Previously she served as the Executive Director of The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago. The Polsky Center assists students, faculty and alumni at the University of Chicago in developing and building new ventures.

Prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty, Ms. Rudnick spent 25 years in business management and entrepreneurial activities, primarily in the health care and health information services industries. During this time, she was President and CEO of Healthcare Knowledge Resources, President of HCIA, Chairman of Pacific Biometrics, and Corporate Vice President of Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

She serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards including Liberty Mutual, First Midwest Bank (FMBI), HMS Holdings (HMSY), Patterson Companies (PDCO), Northshore University Healthcare Research and Development, 1871 and Matter. She previously served on Oxford Health Plans board prior to its sale to United Healthcare. She is an advisor to many start-ups that emerge from Chicago Booth’s entrepreneurship programs.

Rudnick has been the recipient of a number of honors, including the Illinois Venture Capital Association’s (IVCA) Richard M Daley Award; Today’s Chicago Woman 20th Anniversary Hall of Fame and the YWCA Leadership Award.

Rudnick holds a B.A. degree from Vassar College and an MBA from Chicago Booth.