Elli Rader

Elli Rader

Partner Product Experience & Engineering Lab Minneapolis


As our Product Studio leader, Elli helps clients organize and rally around a digital vision. She also surrounds them with best-in-class development and client service teams as we collaborate to create breakthrough solutions.

A strong advocate for the voice of the consumer, Elli constantly finds new ways to invite consumers into the product development process. This helps clients build more compelling digital products that solve real user needs.

Clients know that Elli cares as much about their success as they do, which is why they welcome her direct communication style. She is unflinchingly honest in helping clients make the right strategic decisions for their businesses.

Elli joined West Monroe through its acquisition of GoKart Labs, a digital product studio. Prior to GoKart, Elli worked in development with The Nerdery, a user experience and development firm.

What makes Elli different

A mother, music lover, and cyclist, Elli travels as often as possible, seeking out lazy beach vacations as well as challenging camping and hiking trips. She is also an avid reader of detective novels.

Where Elli makes an impact

Elli creates impact in her industry and community through a variety of initiatives. She a board member of TechnovationMN, a group that develops programs to bring more girls into STEM-related fields of study.

She is creator and host of the podcast, Professional Humans, which explores the challenges integrating work and life. Elli was also co-founder, photographer, and curator for the non-profit, Of Scars, a project that explored all facets of living with the physical and emotional scars of breast cancer.

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