About Us

Client-centric | Purpose-driven | Women-owned | Partner-led
With our global reach, Ellig Group is dedicated to identifying the best executive talent for Csuite and boardroom roles, focusing on building diverse teams. We strive to ensure successful appointments for our corporate and nonprofit clients and an exceptional experience for our clients and candidates. We continue to deliver unsurpassed placements of women and underrepresented groups, 80% C-suite, 85% Boardrooms, for over a decade.

Executive Search
Janice Ellig and Lisa Buckingham manage the entire life cycle of each search, supported by a team of seasoned and talented industry professionals.

  • We deliver a personalized service unparalleled within the industry.
  • We ensure you receive the dedication and focus you expect on every search assignment.
  • We specialize in placing executives into line positions with
    significant P&L responsibilities, as well as functional roles across various industries and sectors.
  • We include Hogan Assessments and first 100 days of onboarding with dedicated, certified coaching support for each executive placement.

Board Practice

  • We leverage our deep expertise and a global network for board search assignments.
  • We access highly sought-after and ‘under the radar’ outstanding executives to meet your specific needs.
  • We are changing the face of Corporate America with our unsurpassed track record of diverse board placements.
  • We help build and enhance better board governance with the right combination of skills, attributes, critical experiences and comprehensive diversity.

Leadership Services
A Consultant answers questions; a coach questions answers

  • We help drive transformation, build resilience, level up your leadership, or improve communication effectiveness with our certified Executive Coaching services.
  • We create opportunities for leaders to boldly explore solutions rather than problem-solve.
  • We partner with leaders to identify strengths and gaps, set goals, and be accountable as they work to achieve those objectives.

Board Readiness Coaching Program
The Ellig Group Board Readiness Coaching Program, BRCP, provides executives with a customized, one-on-one, six-month strategic coaching program to position them for a suitable, rewarding board role.

  • We guide highly capable and experienced professionals to accelerate their path to the board room by leveraging certified coaches, brand professionals, data and insights.
  • We help create a comprehensive, customized plan resulting in board service.
  • We facilitate introductions for potential board opportunities through our vast executive network.


Solutions And Expertise

We specialize in placing executives into line positions with significant P&L responsibilities, as well as functional roles across industries.

80% of our C-Suite placements and 85% of our board placements are women and/or members of underrepresented groups.

75% of our searches are for C-Suite positions, with 25% for Board positions.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Biotechnology
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Energy
  • Faith Based
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Insurance
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Utilities
  • Wealth Management
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • C-Level
  • C-Suite
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

Candidate-Driven Market Continues to Complicate Hiring Top Talent

More movement in the job market appears to be on the way. According to a survey of more than 2,500 workers in the U.S. from Robert Half, one-four respondents are currently looking for a new role, and an additional 24 percent plan to start searching by year-end. The combined percentage (49 percent) is up three points

The Shifting Landscape for Leadership Skill-Sets

Reskilling has been a simmering hot topic for the past several years, especially as it applies to professional and technical skills. But the past year and a half may go down as the great shake-up for leadership skills, according to executive search consultants. Traditional leader skill-sets (including communication), which could once be mastered, now need

A Recruiter’s Guide to an Effective Board

According to executive recruiters, heightened expectations now placed on boards have elevated both the professional standards and personal commitment required of all directors. At the same time, many boards find that the supply of independent-minded “board experienced” directors – especially those who can add vital forms of specialized skills and expertise – is limited. Such candidates are

Ellig Group Names President

New York City-based Ellig Group has appointed Lisa Buckingham as president of the firm. “Lisa is a dynamic, committed leader who has worked extensively with boards of directors and across the C-suite, and whose purpose-driven values are aligned with Ellig Group’s core mission of changing the face of corporate America,” said Janice Ellig, CEO of Ellig

Press Releases


Ellig Group, a leader in recruiting and onboarding executive talent and board directors, announces the appointment of Lisa Buckingham as President of the firm. Says Janice Ellig, CEO of Ellig Group, “Lisa is a dynamic, committed leader who has worked extensively with boards of directors and across the C-Suite, and whose purpose-driven values are aligned

Ellig Group Announces Advisory Board

NEW YORK, November 2, 2022 (Newswire.com) – Executive search firm Ellig Group is pleased to announce the formation of its advisory board consisting of 10 highly respected CEOs and board directors from various industries and nonprofit organizations. The firm, which emphasizes DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in its executive search, board assignments, and leadership coaching


In addition to Ellig Group’s board advisory offering, we have recently launched the Board-Readiness Coaching Program (BRCP). The program provides executives with a six-month strategic coaching program to ultimately position them for a suitable, rewarding board role. The objective of the Ellig Group BRCP is the development of an actionable plan and tools to accelerate

ESG Jobs: The Essential Guide

WHAT IS ESG? ESG, which, according to the Corporate Finance Institute, stands for environmental, social and governance, is a set of standards used to evaluate companies and investments based on their impact in those areas. The purpose of ESG is to incentivize responsible behavior by companies and give investors a way to invest their money without

Leadership Insights From Top Women Leaders In Business

While the corporate world at large crawls towards gender parity in leadership, companies with women at the helm are raising the bar in every sense, across all industries. Through the constant change and unprecedented uncertainty of today’s business environment, talented women have established themselves as leaders among leaders, driving innovation and creating value through visionary,