Elba Pillion


Elba Pillion has over 20 years of experience in recruitment and executive search. She leads the Education Technology & Services practice for JM Search, where she focuses on recruiting executives for companies that provide technology and services to education organizations. She recruits CEOs and functional leaders in areas that include marketing, sales, services, operations, and product development.

Before joining JM Search in 2011, Elba spent 16 years with Kenexa, now an IBM company, as a Partner representing Fortune 500 and 1000 companies as a leader in the insurance/financial services executive search practice. Elba also worked in Kenexa’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) business. As a member of the business development team, she played a key role in developing relationships with Human Resource Executives across industry sectors that ultimately yielded multi-million dollar RPO engagements.

Elba was born and raised in San Juan, PR and speaks Spanish fluently. She received a B.S. in Marketing from Bentley University. Elba is married and has two children and three step-children. She lives in Devon, PA.