MICHAEL ELLENHORN

FOUNDER & CEO

Michael has a passion for helping clients utilize actionable intelligence to achieve their business objectives. As the Founder and CEO of Decipher, a competitive intelligence company, he is committed to empowering professional services leaders to make informed and just decisions through intelligence-driven transparency in lateral hiring.

Michael leads an experienced team of intelligence and data analysts who deliver credible, real-time actionable intelligence to professional and financial services organizations to support their key talent decisions. He believes deep-dive, pre-hire due diligence is THE critical factor in the success of any enterprise; protecting both the business as well as internal and external stakeholders. His vision is to build Decipher to better safeguard the larger professional and financial services industries.

A frequent speaker and author on the critical importance of utilizing competitive intelligence to mitigate talent-related risk in the legal market, Michael serves as a trusted advisor to law firms evaluating their lateral hiring programs and strategies.

Michael earned his B.A. from the University of Washington, his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, and studied business at City University in London, U.K.