• 94% of ceos and 80% of board directors are men *

    HELPING ORGANIZATIONS
    ACHIEVE GENDER PARITY

    BY 2025

    It’s not enough just to have women on the team – they have to have a voice. Smart organizations know this, and make diverse hiring a strategic imperative. We are the leader in identifying candidates who reflect the marketplace. Over 85% of board and 70% of senior “placements” are women and diverse candidates.
    * The Washington Post
    **2015 Catalyst Census: Women and Men Board Directors

  • Organizations don’t chose the right talent
    for management roles 82% of the time *

    WE EXCEED THOSE
    ODDS THROUGH

    PURPOSEFUL PLACEMENTS

    A great fit can significantly increase profits, grow revenue and create transformation. We analyze the market, candidate competencies, and industry trends. We find the right fit for the short and long term, creating partnership for
    sustainable success.
    *Harvard Business Review

  • Onboarding improves new hire retention
    by 82% and productivity by over 70% *

    EVERY ORGANIZATION
    SHOULD GET ON BOARD WITH

    RESULTS LIKE THAT

    Our commitment to our candidates and clients doesn’t stop with a successful executive search. Our Leadership Practice prepares newly hired and established executives to be the best they can be with additional services like onboarding, assessment, coaching and development programs.
    *Brandon Hall Group research

REIMAGINING SEARCH

We provide a meaningful and holistic approach to the search process because we are invested in the professional journeys of both our clients and candidates. We are reimagining search with an expanded platform of services through the world-class experience we provide our clients, talent we present, and the success of our candidates.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Research shows that diverse leadership teams result in more innovative and successful organizations. 96% of our candidate "panels" are women and diverse executives, and our unsurpassed "placement rate" is over 70% in senior positions.

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Our personalized and hands-on approach is tailored to each client. We leverage cutting edge technology. We ensure that every client is supported by a dedicated team that partners with them through the duration of their project – and beyond.

CANDIDATE SUCCESS

Our success comes from the success of our candidates. We work closely and purposefully with our clients and candidates before, during, and after the search process to ensure the right person is in the right position and excels for the long term.

OUR TEAM

Meet the industry-leading search consultants on our team, and our highly regarded network of strategic partners.

  • Janice is a recognized thought leader and vocal advocate for gender equality, working diligently to increase the number of women and diverse executives on corporate boards and in C-suites by 2025.

    Janice Reals Ellig
    Chief Executive Officer
  • The leader of The Ellig Group’s Technology Practice, Joy utilizes her background in research and big data to help clients understand the impact that the evolving digital world and new technology will have on their organizations.

    JOY LILLIS
    Managing Director
  • A former attorney and the leader of The Ellig Group’s Financial Services Practice, Lan brings a litigator’s perspective, along with excellent due diligence and advisory skills, to every search process.

    Lan Nguyen
    Managing Director
  • The leader of The Ellig Group’s new Leadership Practice, and the well-established Human Resources Practice, Barbara drives the strategic integration of assessment, onboarding, and executive coaching resources into the talent management experience.

    Barbara Stahley
    Managing Director
  • With research and reporting expertise,and a focus on diversity and inclusion,Nora analyzes and evaluates the best talent for each search.

    Nora O’BRIEN
    Associate
  • As Chief of Staff, Camille brings excellent logistical and project management skills to each assignment, and is focused on our candidates and clients, to deliver on our commitment of unsurpassed high quality service.

    Camille Strano
    Chief of Staff
  • Janice is a recognized thought leader and vocal advocate for gender equality, working diligently to increase the number of women and diverse executives on corporate boards and in C-suites by 2025.

    Janice Reals Ellig
    Chief Executive Officer
  • The leader of The Ellig Group’s Technology Practice, Joy utilizes her background in research and big data to help clients understand the impact that the evolving digital world and new technology will have on their organizations.

    JOY LILLIS
    Managing Director
  • A former attorney and the leader of The Ellig Group’s Financial Services Practice, Lan brings a litigator’s perspective, along with excellent due diligence and advisory skills, to every search process.

    Lan Nguyen
    Managing Director
  • The leader of The Ellig Group’s new Leadership Practice, and the well-established Human Resources Practice, Barbara drives the strategic integration of assessment, onboarding, and executive coaching resources into the talent management experience.

    Barbara Stahley
    Managing Director
  • With research and reporting expertise,and a focus on diversity and inclusion,Nora analyzes and evaluates the best talent for each search.

    Nora O’BRIEN
    Associate
  • As Chief of Staff, Camille brings excellent logistical and project management skills to each assignment, and is focused on our candidates and clients, to deliver on our commitment of unsurpassed high quality service.

    Camille Strano
    Chief of Staff

OUR SERVICES

A customized approach with tailored solutions for our client's unique needs in three core areas is at the heart of what we do.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Exceptional search services include role clarity, research, vigorous screening, and comprehensive assessments that result in diverse panels of highly-qualified candidates

LEADERSHIP PRACTICE

A suite of personalized executive development services enhances the talent lifecycle and provides leaders with ongoing insight and support.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE & MAPPING

Competitive market intelligence and mapping products enable our clients to accurately assess their market position and attract innovative talent to take them to the next level.

OUR CLIENTS

Our clients include notable S&P 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-size businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations. We are proud that each year, 75% of our engagement are with existing clients who continue to trust us to find their most valuable assets – their talent. Read what our clients have to say about us:

  • “The Ellig Group connects us with exceptional candidates who bring top-notch capabilities and are aligned to our Purpose. Their consultative, high-touch approach to candidate and client engagement is evident throughout the process; from sourcing talent to onboarding and each step along the way. They are a true partner in every sense and I view them as an extension of our global team. I personally recommend them and look forward to our continued partnership."

    Carrie Blair

    Executive Vice-President, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer, Sun Life Financial

  • “Entrusting your professional livelihood to others requires an extraordinary leap of faith. You must have confidence in their ability to understand your aspirations, represent your best interests, and be your champion and critic. The Ellig Group understands the “how” of something getting done is as important as the “what” that gets done. Janice speaks truth to power – and is not afraid to advise me when I misstep or need to be bolder. She can read the political landscape, and has helped me recalibrate my thinking or position to my great advantage.”

    Sharon Greenberger

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Greater New York