Lissette Andrade joined Bradford Allen in 2019 as an Executive Assistant. She assists the two partners of the company, Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum. Her various responsibilities include assisting with administrative tasks, acting as the point of contact between executives and internal/external clients, preparing internal/external corporate documents for team members and industry partners, and processing agreements.

Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Lissette was a dental claims adjuster at Elite Administration in Park Ridge and an assistant wedding planner for Simply Elegant Weddings in Chicago. She is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where she earned her bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies.

Lissette lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She enjoys traveling and spending her free time with family and friends. She also enjoys working out at Orange Theory fitness classes, baseball games at Wrigley Field, and live music.



As the Senior Managing Director, Human Resources & Office Operations, Ellen is responsible for managing the firm’s operational support system, which includes information technology, human resources and strategic branding efforts across all business lines. Her various responsibilities involve handling benefits and employee onboarding/offboarding, telecommunications, and communicating with IT support. Additionally, Ellen acts as project lead and is the point of contact for client relations. Her technical expertise and tenacity are invaluable to the firm’s clients, leadership, and staff.

Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Ellen worked as an assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she handled the registration of core accounting courses. Ellen currently resides in the Lincoln Square neighborhood and enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her nephew and nieces.