In 1977, Bill Gould and Millington (Millie) McCoy left their prominent positions with large executive search firms to create a new boutique search firm, Gould & McCoy. Their firm was different: They put clients and candidates first and they knew that how they treated others would form the bedrock of their reputation. They understood that being hands-on, highly responsive confidantes was a non-negotiable prerequisite upon which the future of the firm relied. Simply put, they wanted to be the very best.
Over time, the firm grew. Susan Chadick joined in 1986, and I followed in 2000, becoming Gould McCoy Chadick Ellig. As our founders retired, we continued as Chadick Ellig and then as Ellig Group in 2017, with “Reimagining Search” as our driving philosophy. For us, “Reimagining” supports our mission to change the landscape and enhance corporate cultures through offerings which find, develop and grow the very best and most diverse talent.
Today, our clients benefit from our robust executive search practice for the C-suite and boardroom, and very importantly, from our strategic partnerships in data analytics, crisis and reputational management, executive coaching, candidate onboarding, communications, and leadership/team development to name a few. Our strategic partners share our focus to offer integrated, holistic, innovative solutions through a DEI lens for our clients’ most pressing challenges.
We continue to honor the legacy of our visionary leaders by placing women and executives from underrepresented groups in the C-suite and boardroom. Over the past two decades, our diverse placement rate has exceeded 80%.
Our reach and impact are both global and local. We are the New York member firm of IIC Partners (International Independent Consultants), a leading consortium of independently owned and operated, retained search firms with nearly 400 professionals located in over 40 countries.
As we celebrate our 45-year anniversary, we are thankful for the loyalty and support of our valued clients. We honor our intrepid founders as Ellig Group continues “Reimagining Search” by helping our clients enhance their cultures with integrated, holistic, innovative solutions through a lens of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
We look forward to serving you and your needs.