Palo Alto, CA
Tel: 650.714.0309
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Debbie Ellisen
Principal Consultant, The Table Group
Founder, Debbie Ellisen Consulting, Inc.

Debbie brings 30 years of leadership experience to her partnership with The Table Group. Her executive tenure at Fortune 500 and startup companies enable her to apply personal experience to client situations. Debbie provides candid, practical advice about leadership, strategy and organizational development.

Debbie partnered with The Table Group in 2012. She works with CEOs and executive teams in quickly and effectively achieving business results by applying organizational health concepts such as team cohesion and strategic alignment. Her clients span a variety of industries in both the private and public sector who are eager to work in a more productive way.

Prior to partnering with The Table Group, Debbie founded and led three businesses, was on the executive leadership team for two software startups, and had P&L responsibility for a $20B technology company.

She received an MBA from the University of Santa Clara and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Debbie is an alumna and member of Leadership San Jose and a mentor for students in the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship Foundation.  She lives with her husband and two children in Palo Alto, California.

Partial Client List

  • DataStax
  • Enza Zaden
  • Intuit
  • K1 Capital
  • Levi Strauss & Co
  • Mozilla
  • Prothena
  • Santa Clara County
  • Stanford University
  • University of California
  • Western Digital
  • Zazzle


“ Our team has worked with Debbie and the Table Group over several years as Prothena has more than tripled in size. As we’ve grown, Debbie and her team have helped us to not only crystalize our vision and values but also to create an ongoing framework that enhances our productively as a team. Debbie is a valued advisor and working with her has had a positive influence on our ability to advance our ambitious goals.”

— Gene Kinney PhD, Prothena President & CEO

“Our initial off-site session with Debbie was phenomenal. We were able to work through and arrive at answers for the six critical questions for our company. That has led to a lot more clarity for us as an executive team and for our organization. We also grew closer as a management team through the team building exercises that Debbie facilitated. Debbie is fun and engaging and the 2 days we spent with her seemed to fly by. Best investment we have made in a long time.”

—Scott White, CEO, FMG Suite

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