Our Philosophy

We utilize informed intuition to shape new futures and drive people, businesses, and industries forward.

We see ourselves as the unicorns of executive search because we are sought out for our disciplined approach, creative view, and personalized insight.

Recognizing the totality of dynamics at play, we bring an eye for success, a conceptual mind, and the expertise and heart to make it happen. The Elliot Group’s work is consistently guided by four key values.

HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
We value building real, genuine, and caring relationships with our executives and clients.
CURIOSITY
We value constant growth, learning, and asking why.
AMBITION
We are always challenging ourselves and others to go to the next level.
COMMITMENT
We’re all in—dedicated to giving our clients the best service possible.

Elliot Milestones

We have a rich history as leaders in the industries we serve

1984

An entrepreneur, Alice Elliot founded The Elliot Group in Tarrytown, NY, at the foot of her bed, with a phone and a dream, placing managers in fast-food restaurants.

1985

“The Elliot Leadership Conference” is established, an invitation-only event that focuses on leadership, culture, innovation, and education with C-level guests and speakers.

1991

The Elliot Group is acknowledged as an industry leader, being recognized with the Pacesetter Award honoring women in foodservice.

1996

The Elliot Group became a founding member of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance.

2000

Dave Thomas, Founder and CEO of Wendy’s, receives The Elliot Award at the 15th Elliot Leadership Conference. Norman Brinker, Clarence Otis, Edna Morris, and other iconic leaders have been honored over the years.

2003

The Elliot Leadership Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is co-founded with PepsiCo as a lead sponsor.

2009

As innovators of these exclusive experiences, The Elliot Group co-hosts its first “Underground Culinary Food Tour.” The 2017 culinary adventure was featured on “CBS Saturday Morning.”

2014

Alice Elliot is highlighted as one of the “50 Most Powerful People” in the foodservice/restaurant industry by Nation’s Restaurant News, and for a second time in 2019.

2015

The Elliot Group unveils “The Elliot Collection,” an unprecedented assemblage of restaurant memorabilia curated from around the world over three years. The Collection was donated to the NRAEF, where many of the iconic artifacts still reside.

2019

Alice Elliot is awarded the elite “Norman Award,” named after business icon and legendary leader Norman Brinker.

2021

The Elliot Group develops a direct partnership with the National Diversity Council.

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

We believe in multiple ideas, voices, and perspectives

At The Elliot Group, people are our most treasured asset, including our employees, partners, candidates, and peers. Humanity is at the core of what we do and the foundation for how we design, build, and execute our internal and external executive search practice. We are committed to learning and taking continued action toward creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world for our current generation and the next generations of leadership.

Our Events

Bringing the business community together

Our commitment to education, thought leadership, and inclusion is highlighted throughout our curated industry events. We host in-person experiences and events that bring our relationship building spirit to life.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Are you a company looking for a leader who can add value to your organization? An executive looking to discuss the next steps in your career? We’d love to learn more.