Ellen McClain

Chief Financial Officer at Year Up

Motivated by curiosity and a propensity to lead, Ellen McClain has gained extensive professional management experience over the past 25 years as a CFO and COO at companies in various stages of development, helping companies navigate competitive challenges and market opportunities brought about by technological and regulatory change.

Ms. McClain began her career at Bank of New England, N.A. in 1986 as an analyst and lender to radio, television and cable companies. After graduating from business school in 1993, she joined Granite Broadcasting Corporation. As VP, Corporate Development and SVP and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. McClain financed the television station group through ten years of rapid change. In 2004, seeking a new challenge at a bigger company, Ms. McClain joined Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. As Vice President of Finance, Ms. McClain built a strong foundation in finance, acquisitions, investor relations, SEC reporting and financial controls, and sought to expand her industry and operating experience. In 2009, Ms. McClain joined the New York Racing Association. After turning around their failing finance organization, in the fall of 2011, Ms. McClain was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, then President, with responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the enterprise while managing all aspects of the operation. In 2013 Ms. McClain resigned in order to pursue board opportunities.

Ellen McClain earned a B.A. in Economics from Brown University in 1986 and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard University in 1993. She currently serves on the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Audit and the Nominating and Governance committees, of Crane Co. A native of suburban Boston, she resides in New York City with her husband and two children.

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