Meet Elan. As a Consultant for CRE, Elan is insightful, strategic, and always looking for a path to enhance services offered to clients. At CRE, Elan partners with nonprofits, foundations, and city agencies across a number of focus areas such as strategic planning, board development, strategic alliances, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA). Internally he co-managed the organization’s COVID-19 crisis response effort and has contributed to thought leadership within the sector, publishing an article regarding the role of nonprofits in respect to civic engagement.
Find out a little more. Before joining CRE, Elan spent over three years in the private sector working for IBM as a management consultant. In this role, he gained experience in project management, current state assessments, gap analysis, and roadmap creation. During this time, he also served nonprofits through IBM’s pro bono consulting initiative, GIVE, where he worked to develop targeted marketing strategies for clients. While in college, he volunteered at the Universidad Externado in Bogotá, Colombia, for a summer, where he worked with an international team of consultants to provide targeted business assessments to small-medium enterprises in the metropolitan area. He has advanced proficiency in Spanish and intermediate proficiency in Turkish. Elan has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.
Go on, a little bit more. Elan lives in Brooklyn where he enjoys spending time in Prospect Park, taking advantage of new exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum, playing basketball and exploring the borough for good eats! He is an avid traveler and loves learning about new cultures and languages.