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.

We value building real, genuine, and caring relationships with our executives and clients.
We value constant growth, learning, and asking why.
We are always challenging ourselves and others to go to the next level.
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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.”


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.


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.


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


The Elliot Group continues to drive conversations around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through added national and regional partnerships with various organizations aimed at building equitable opportunity.


The Elliot Group hosts an iconic event, Courageous Behavior: The Legends & Leaders Gala, bringing together nearly 400 executives to celebrate and honor each other. The Elliot Awards were a highlight of the night, recognizing leaders who have gone above and beyond in service to people, brands, and industries.


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.