Ellen Topel
Ellen Topel

Ellen Topel Banking Relationship Advisor

Joined Northern Trust



  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Iowa
  • Master in Business Administration from DePaul University


Ellen is a Banking Relationship Advisor, responsible for providing holistic wealth management services to successful individuals and families, privately held businesses, and family offices. Ellen has expertise in lending and banking, with a focus on commercial real estate. She has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management.


Prior to rejoining Northern Trust in 2021, Ellen worked at Wells Fargo for eight years, where she served as a Senior Private Banker in Wealth Management. Prior to that, she worked at First Midwest as a Commercial Lender. Ellen originally joined Nothern Trust in 2000 as a Private Banker.

Community Involvement

Ellen serves on the Liaison Committee for Chicago CREW.