Burning Glass Consulting LLC
Ellen's proven ability to deliver swift, succinct and actionable business research is the result of six years
working with world-class strategic and creative agencies.

Burning Glass clients include Unilever, Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve, TIME, GfK/NOP World and the ad agencies Fallon, Mother New York, Y&R, Energy BBDO, Deutsch, Kaplan Thaler Group, Romann Group and Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Ellen is also a trend and communications commentator. A contributor to TIME, her observations have most recently been quoted in the WSJ, Newsweek, TIME, Business Week and AdWeek.

Before starting her own company, she spent 5 years with Fallon Worldwide in the planning department. She worked with BMW, Citi, Purina, Nordstrom, Sony Europe and the Bahamas, with a focus on new business.

Earlier in her career, Ellen worked in technology marketing. She comes from a long line of librarians, including her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Ellen graduated from Harvard College and also holds a Masters degree from the University of  Minnesota. She has studied in Germany and taught in Norway.

Additionally she serves on the board of TakingITGlobal.org, a 100,000+ member worldwide network of youth leaders, helping them define their brand and articulate the opportunities that lie ahead.
Strategic Trend Research
Ellen Ratchye-Foster,

Burning Glass is a trend consultancy.

The house specialty is drawing out
intelligent, actionable implications
from big picture business and consumer trends.

     t/f    847 491 0717
     c     917 885 6413


     817 Chicago Avenue
     Apt. 2
     Evanston, IL  60202