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Ellen Janis

Ellen Janis

Financial Advisor, MBA

Ellen Janis joined Commonwealth Financial Group (previously MassMutual Northern New England) in 2015. Prior to that, she worked for over 10 years in non-profit fundraising. Most recently, she served as the Director of Development at Bennington College.

Ellen was drawn to a career in financial planning when she was first introduced to the idea by her own financial planner. When presented with the opportunity to build her own practice, Ellen was thrilled to launch a career that combined her love for helping people with the skills she had gained at business school.

As a financial advisor, Ellen builds strong, personal relationships with her clients, an aspect of her previous career that she especially enjoyed. She feels that relationship building is key to helping her clients develop long-term strategies that truly fit who they are and where they want to go. Her priority is to ensure that her clients feel empowered about the financial decisions they are making; that they understand where they are now, and can develop strategies to achieve their goals.

Ellen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and her Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University.

She currently serves on the board of the North Adams Chamber of Commerce (Vice President), ROOTS Teen Center of Northern Berkshire (Chair of Development Committee), and the Berkshire Immigrant Center. She has also served on the board of the Williamstown Community Preschool, most recently as Treasurer. Ellen lives in North Adams, MA with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running, reading and hiking with her dog.



60 Roberts Drive, Suite 214
North Adams, MA 01247