About Us

Ellig Group is a global leader in recruiting and onboarding outstanding diverse executive talent with the backgrounds and expertise to meet the evolving needs of our clients. We offer a meaningful and holistic approach to talent identification and development through our Executive/Board advisory and assessment capabilities, AI/analytics, leadership development and onboarding programs. Our customized advice and tools support both clients and candidates in reaching their goals before, during, and after a search assignment.

A Powerful Legacy
Our reputation as trusted advisors is built upon a foundation of 40 years of industry expertise, insights, networks, and partnerships. Janice Reals Ellig joined our legacy company Gould McCoy Chadick as a Partner in 2000 and, in 2007, became Co-Chief Executive Officer as the firm evolved to become Chadick Ellig. From this rich history we became Ellig Group in 2017, and are recognized as the premier search partner for top diversity talent.

An Expert Leader
Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as “one of the world’s most influential headhunters,” Janice Reals Ellig is a respected expert in the executive search field as well as a founder, speaker, author, mentor, philanthropist, advocate and champion of gender parity and inclusion in the workplace. As CEO of Ellig Group, Janice is committed to gender equality and the appointment of more women and diverse candidates on corporate boards and in C-Suites by 2025.

A Company For Today
Multi-generational, agile, transparent, and results-driven: We are today’s premier talent partners for tomorrow’s leadership needs. Proud to be a woman-owned and operated firm dedicated to advocating for inclusive leadership that will shape the future, Ellig Group has a strategic network of partners who increase our global reach, focus on greater inclusion, equity and diversity, and share our philosophy of providing impactful talent solutions that help define and grow organizations.

Solutions And Expertise

We customize our approach and tailor our solutions to each client’s unique needs, from the beginning of our Executive Search offering through to talent development services offered through our Leadership Practice.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH – GLOBAL REACH
Ellig Group is the New York member firm of IIC Partners, a leading worldwide executive search consortium with offices in nearly 40 countries, including 8 in the United States. IIC Partners is comprised of independently owned and operated, retained search firms with over 350 search professionals. Partnering with these firms provides us with instant access to talent worldwide, enabling us to support our clients in all of their markets with minimal off-limits issues.

LEADERSHIP PRACTICE
We believe that leadership development is a lifelong journey. As we Reimagine Search, we are committed to enhancing and accelerating an executive’s success and impact. We offer a series of personalized strategic programming and consulting solutions to enhance and support transformational leadership at all levels.

BOARD SEARCH & ADVISORY SERVICES
We deliver distinctive insights and impactful leadership solutions to help CEOs and boards position the organization for sustainable success. Our services focus on practical improvements to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of governance processes. Our board advisory practice focuses on the most strategic elements of governance, including value-driven director and CEO succession planning and ongoing board skill development and education.

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 an executive’s path to corporate board affiliation. Ellig Group will provide highly capable and experienced resources including International Coaching Federation certified coaches, personal brand specialists, writing and research support, and access to its extensive network of executives and directors.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Career Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Onboarding
  • Recruitment Research
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Faith Based
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Consumer Services
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Is Medical/Dental Instruments A Good Career Path?

Medical and dental instruments is a growing industry on the cutting edge of advances in medicine, materials science, and technology. But is medical/dental instruments a good career path? If you have a knack for sales or are tech-savvy and passionate about saving and improving lives, it may well be! WHAT IS THE MEDICAL/DENTAL INSTRUMENTS INDUSTRY?

Is Transportation A Good Career Path?

WHAT IS THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY? The transportation sector encompasses both human transit and the shipping of goods or materials. This includes airlines (both commercial and freight), rail transit, buses, trucking, parcel delivery, shipping, taxis, chauffeurs and ride sharing. Is transportation a good career path? That depends on a number of factors. The trucking industry alone is

How To Get On A Corporate Board: The Essential Guide

HOW TO GET ON A CORPORATE BOARD: BACKGROUND The board is the governing body of the corporation, and that group needs to have expertise on a wide range of topics. When a new company is forming its first board, they’re looking to cover all the bases in terms of the most crucial knowledge areas for

Boutique Executive Search Firms: The Smart Alternative

WHAT ARE BOUTIQUE EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRMS? Executive search recruiters find and vet candidates for your organization’s C-suite and board of directors. These firms vary hugely in size. The largest firms are multi-billion dollar companies that conduct hundreds or even thousands of searches each year. Boutique executive search firms, on the other hand, are smaller firms

Press Releases

Is Transportation A Good Career Path?

WHAT IS THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY? The transportation sector encompasses both human transit and the shipping of goods or materials. This includes airlines (both commercial and freight), rail transit, buses, trucking, parcel delivery, shipping, taxis, chauffeurs and ride sharing. Is transportation a good career path? That depends on a number of factors. The trucking industry alone is

How To Get On A Corporate Board: The Essential Guide

HOW TO GET ON A CORPORATE BOARD: BACKGROUND The board is the governing body of the corporation, and that group needs to have expertise on a wide range of topics. When a new company is forming its first board, they’re looking to cover all the bases in terms of the most crucial knowledge areas for

Boutique Executive Search Firms: The Smart Alternative

WHAT ARE BOUTIQUE EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRMS? Executive search recruiters find and vet candidates for your organization’s C-suite and board of directors. These firms vary hugely in size. The largest firms are multi-billion dollar companies that conduct hundreds or even thousands of searches each year. Boutique executive search firms, on the other hand, are smaller firms

Is Basic Industries A Good Career Path?

WHAT ARE BASIC INDUSTRIES? Basic industries are industries that create basic materials used by other industries in manufacturing. This includes extraction – oil and gas, mining, and timber. Basic industries also refers to fishing and agriculture, including food, animals and other crops. It also includes processing and chemical synthesis of metals, cement, paper, plastics and other chemicals used to

Is Major Banks A Good Career Path?

Major banks are some of the largest and wealthiest institutions in the U.S. But is major banks a good career path? WHAT ARE MAJOR BANKS? The 15 largest banks in the U.S. have a combined $13.44 trillion in assets. Major banks include investment banks, commercial banks and consumer or retail banks. Investment banks aid companies

Multimedia

Podcasts: Leadership Reimagined
NEW EPISODES RELEASED – 3RD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Join Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, as she sits down with extraordinary leaders in this series of game-changing conversations.

Dan Springer, Chief Executive Officer and Director of DocuSign
MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MAG Partners
Ted Christie, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Director of Spirit Airlines
Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sidewalk Labs
Suzanne Yoon, Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners

To listen to all podcasts please visit: Podcasts | Ellig Group

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