Ellis joined Xebia as Business Unit Manager of Xebia IT Architects at the beginning of 2019. Besides heading a business unit, Ellis combines her academic research with practical experience in agile transformations. She gives masterclasses on how middle managers motivate employees to transform towards agile, and what leadership behaviour is perceived as supportive in such a transformation. Ellis holds an MBA degree at the Business University of Nyenrode. In her spare time, you will find her in a Cross-fit box where she is working on her impressive deadlift capabilities.