Entrepreneur – Founder, Ellison Consulting
While Ellison began his professional career at KPMG in audit, he now is on his second (or third) career, as owner of Ellison Business Consulting in Allen. His company specializes in small business consulting, specifically helping owners grow their businesses in “a healthy yet aggressive manner.” Ellison, who earned his BS/Accounting, played on the UT Dallas Comets soccer team while an undergrad student and was an ASC Academic All-Conference player. He still volunteers as a Comets assistant soccer coach, specifically working with goalkeepers.
What is your best learning experience at UT Dallas?
Sometimes you must fail to ultimately learn and/or succeed. Because of this, I would say that a bad decision or bad business deal, specifically where you lose a customer, or even worse, directly lose money, is going to be the best learning experience of your life. It can be painful, and downright unpleasant, but if you take the time to reflect and learn, you will come out better in the long run.