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.

Achievements

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.

Solutions
  • 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
Industries
  • 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
Functions
  • 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

7 Talent Trends for 2024 and Beyond

Executive recruiters are hoping that 2024 becomes a landmark year in the continuing redefinition of talent – human, artificial, C-suite, board, mid-level, high-potential, and front line. And it is changing so fast: if you blink, you can miss a trend that can significantly impact your business. As a boutique, global executive search firm dedicated to

Ellig Group Acquires Corporate Director Academy

New York City-based Ellig Group has acquired Corporate Director Academy, a training program for those aspiring to become a corporate board director. “I didn’t want to just talk about board diversity, I wanted to do something about it,” said Maggie Wilderotter, the former Fortune 500 CEO and current corporate director, and champion of gender balance in the boardroom.

Achieving Boardroom Diversity Without Marginalizing Anyone

While women have come a long way, there is still a long way to go before we reach gender parity at the top levels of corporate America. As CEO of a women-owned search firm with the serious intention and track record of placing women and members of underrepresented groups in boardrooms and the C-suite (85

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

Press Releases

Ellig Group Acquires Maggie Wilderotter’s Corporate Director Academy

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Ellig Group announced today that they will acquire Maggie Wilderotter’s Corporate Director Academy, a highly regarded, tailored training program for those aspiring to corporate boardroom service. The boardroom bootcamp will continue to be based on Wilderotter’s wisdom gained from her career service on over 50 boards coupled with the Ellig Group’s extensive experience placing corporate board directors.

LISA BUCKINGHAM JOINS ELLIG GROUP AS PRESIDENT

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

INTRODUCING THE ELLIG GROUP BOARD-READINESS COACHING PROGRAM

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

Multimedia

Newsletters
Ellig Group –  2023 Mid-Year Newsletter
NEW YEAR EDITION OF THE ELLIG GROUP UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2024

Leadership Reimagined Podcasts
EPISODE 62: KEN FRAZIER – THE CEO’S JOB: BE A COMPASS, NOT A GPS
EPISODE 61: JANICE ELLIG – FIVE YEARS OF POWERFUL PODCASTS: GAME-CHANGING LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS
Episode 60: Jerre Stead – A CORPORATE AND PHILANTHROPIC JOURNEY OF IMPACT AND EMPOWERMENT
Episode 59: Adam Bryant – LEAP TO LEADER: A CORNER OFFICE MANUAL
Episode 58: Hamoon Ekhtiari – AI – A CAREER CO-PILOT FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK
Episode 57: Erin Tolefree – MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILY OF FOOD ENTREPRENEURS
Episode 56: Douglas Peterson – LEADING THROUGH CHANGE
Episode 55: Mike Wirth – FUELING THE FUTURE: THE CHEVRON WAY
Episode 54: Judy Marks – LEADING TRANSFORMATION: FROM INDEPENDENCE TO GROWTH
Episode 53: Tim Spence – A CEO’S COMMITMENT: THRIVING COMMUNITIES DRIVE CORPORATE SUCCESS
Episode 52: Kevin Oakes – 2023 PRIORITIES AND PREDICTIONS FOR THE C-SUITE
Episode 51: Kevin Strain – CEO SPOTLIGHT: PERFORMANCE WITH PURPOSE

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In the News
Board Intelligence Interview with Janice
DEI and CHROs in 2022: A conversation with Ellig Group CEO Janice Ellig
Executive Coaching: Building New Skills to Conquer a New Reality
The Endemic Era: 6 Difficult Conversations Happening in the Boardroom
Executive Search for Manufacturing in 2022

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Videos

John Baird, PhD - Leading with Heart
Janice Ellig - Girls Inc of NYC 2022 Honoree
The Importance of a Personal Brand
The Value of Networking
Ellig Group Webinar Series - Inspiring Stories of Covid-19 Leadership
Ellig Group Webinar Series: Digital, Data, and Cybersecurity Experts as Board Directors