Ellen B. Richstone
Ellen B. Richstone joined the Cognition Therapeutics board of directors in November 2021 and serves as the chair of the audit committee.
In addition to her role on the Cognition board, Mrs. Richstone serves on the boards of eMagin, a company developing OLED microdisplay technology for virtual and augmented reality applications; Superior Industries International, a manufacturer of cast aluminum automotive wheels; and Orion Energy Systems, a company dedicated to the manufacture of sustainable and energy efficient LED lighting systems. Earlier in her career, she was chief financial officer at public and private companies ranging in size up to Fortune 500, including Sonus Networks, Rohr Aerospace (Fortune 500) and Augat (former public company, now a division of TE Connectivity Ltd), in which positions she completed and integrated over 35 acquisitions and raised a combined $1 billion in equity and debt.
Mrs. Richstone graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California and holds a Master of Arts in international affairs and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) with a specialty in international business law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In addition, she completed the Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance at New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. In 2020, Mrs. Richstone was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100 for her work in board leadership and governance; and in 2013, was given the Distinguished Director Award from the American College of Corporate Directors. She also sits on the board of the New England chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.