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Reimagining Search With Ellig Group

As our clients adapt to meet the rapid pace of change across all industries, we, too, have transformed. Ellig Group was established, created organically from its legacy company, Chadick Ellig, and with much of the same team that serviced clients over the years still in place!
Our Executive Search Practice, focused on retained senior-level searches for the C-Suite, divisional, and boardroom positions, remains the cornerstone of our business. We continue to work with clients across all industries, including diversified Financial Services, Professional Services, and Healthcare & Nonprofit. Functionally, we continue to be a multi-specialist firm, with an emphasis on the Communications, Marketing, Digital, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and Strategy verticals.
Our commitment to inclusion is the hallmark of our company and our people. We know – and the research shows “groupthink” is mitigated and that diverse leadership teams make for the best, most innovative, and most successful organizations. We are immensely proud of our unparalleled track record and ability to truly deliver for our clients: Over the past three years, 96% of our candidate panels contained women and/or diverse candidates, resulting in 75% of our Executive Placements and 85% of our Board Appointments being women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans.
While our Executive Search Practice is the foundation of our company, it is only the beginning of our partnership with our clients and candidates! Professional development is a lifelong journey and our philosophy, offering a more meaningful and holistic approach to the full talent life cycle, is enhanced by our new Leadership Practice. Through our advisory and assessment capabilities, as well as our leadership development and onboarding programs, we provide the guidance and tools to help individual executives and client organizations reach their goals before and after the search process. We’ll share more about these services here in the coming weeks and months, but here is a quick overview of what you can expect:

  • Executive Assessment: We have developed an insightful and comprehensive methodology for assessing an executive’s key drivers and critical performance factors, and his or her overall alignment with an organization’s culture, practices and rewards.
  • Onboarding: Our post-placement roadmap guides leaders in making a smooth and successful transition into a new executive role. This service includes ongoing post-placement communication and advice, client alignment strategic review, candidate review to discuss priorities and identify success strategies, and executive coaching.
  • Executive Coaching: We offer customized needs-specific guidance geared towards high-potential talent and executives who want to increase their performance and refine their leadership style.
  • Leadership Development: We offer a variety of programs on key leadership topics, including a monthly seminar where Janice Reals Ellig shares advice and insights to talent board-ready women looking to position themselves to serve on their first board.

We want to thank you for all of the trust you have placed in us over the years as we’ve had the privilege of helping you build out your organizations’ leadership teams or navigate your own personal career changes. We are incredibly excited to embark upon this exciting next chapter of our journey at Ellig Group with you!

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Janice Reals Ellig

Chief Executive Officer

As the head of the Ellig Group, Janice is dedicated to increasing the placement of women and diverse candidates on corporate boards and in C-suites by 2025. Janice joined the legacy firm in 2000 and became Co-Chief Executive Officer in its transition to Chadick Ellig in 2007; she assumed sole ownership of the company as the Ellig Group in 2017 with a new focus on Reimagining Search. Prior to her career in executive search, Janice spent 20 years in corporate America at Pfizer, Citi and Ambac Financial Group, an IPO from Citibank, where she was responsible for Marketing, Human Resources, and Administration.

Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity. She frequently appears at speaking engagements and as a media guest, and she has penned multiple articles for outlets such as Directors & Boards, Directorship, Corporate Director, The Huffington Post, and Forbes.com. Janice also co-authored two books: Driving The Career Highway and What Every Successful Woman Knows, acknowledged by Bloomberg Businessweek as “the best of its genre.”

A tirelessly active member of the industry and champion of her causes, Janice is Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative and its signature event, Breakfast of Corporate Champions. Since 2011, Janice continues to spearhead this event to honor companies committed to board diversity and to encourage CEOs to sponsor board-ready women for the Women’s Forum database. (LINK: www.womensforumny.org).

Janice is personally committed to several NFP organizations: Board Director of the National YMCA and Past Chair of the YMCA Board of Greater New York; Trustee of the Actors Fund and Committee For Economic Development (CED); Incoming Chair, University of Iowa Foundation; Women’s Forum of New York Past President and Chair of the Corporate Board Initiative; member of the Steering Committee, US 30% Club and The Economic Club of New York.

In recognition for her many philanthropic activities, Janice received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Eleanor Raynolds Award for Volunteerism in 2008. Named one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews, she was also a recipient of the Channel 21 Award In Excellence for her contribution to “Excellence in the Economic Development for Women.”

“Listening to our clients’ needs, learning their business and understanding their culture is how we present the best talent and provide  a competitive advantage. We place candidates with the character, competencies, commitment, (intellectual) curiosity and courage to make a difference. Our goal is always to go beyond the expected and deliver valuable advice, measurable results and great talent!”

– Janice Reals Ellig

  • Champion of gender parity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Industry expert, speaker, and author
  • Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative
  • Committed board and committee member and philanthropist

T: (212) 688-8671 ext. 226
E: Janice@ElligGroup.com