Elliot Associates

A boutique retained executive search firm supporting every stage of a company's business lifecycle.

Business success revolves around having best in-class human capital. When executives and their teams thrive, companies soar exponentially. In order to excel, organizations at all stages of development need leaders who can add value and ensure the evolution of company culture.

Respected as industry leaders for nearly thirty-five years, Elliot Associates is universally-recognized as one of the most sought-after boutique executive search firms in the hospitality, service and retail industries. Our depth of character, insight and unique approach strategically positions us for every assignment we are engaged on.

We connect clients with top-tier talent and are responsible for bringing prospective candidates to positions that will shape their careers and the companies they join. We are known for our exceptional track record of placing top executives in breakthrough roles.

We are selective of our partnerships with clients, a unique approach which empowers us to assist our clients to attract the top talent to drive sustained business results. In addition to our search services, we are also sought out for state-of-the-art assessment tools, which allow us to judge a client's human capital needs and match them to the most appropriate candidates and opportunities.

Our executive search team has an average tenure of seventeen years with Elliot, years spent connecting and cultivating tomorrow’s industry leaders. For the businesses we support, we are strategists, sounding boards and accomplished business leaders, available 24/7 to deliver a global perspective to our clients.

This seriousness and spirit with which we avail ourselves is a hallmark of the Elliot culture.

Our Services

Executive Search

Executive Search

Elliot's approach to executive search is hands-on, intimate, and quantifiable. Our team helps companies expand and flourish by carefully placing current and future industry icons in the positions that will define their careers and a company's success.

Career Development

Career Development

We work alongside executives to foster their professional success and guide meaningful career growth. Elliot is well known for our follow-up and propelling many an executive's career.

Strategic Consulting

Strategic Consulting

Let our advisors’ knowledge guide you toward business success. Our consulting team has years of experience growing companies through human solutions, coupled with an analytical approach and specific methodologies.

Human Resource Consulting

Human Resource Consulting

See how our three decades of delivering human solutions can elevate your organization. We provide the management expertise needed to grow your HR potential and the expected ROI.

Benchmarking

Benchmarking

Our consultants understand – and have helped to shape - industry best practices. See how The Elliot Group can evolve the way your business functions. We track trends and help organizations garner insight that is relevant to their own organizations.

Succession Planning

Succession Planning

We work privately with boards of directors and key leadership to cultivate a road map for succession planning, with an oversight on both internal and external factors. Let Elliot Associates preserve your business legacy.

Onboarding

Onboarding

Onboarding new talent is a critical time for company and candidate alike. Our team ensures orientation is efficient and engaging, with the Elliot team ever present.

Board of Director Advisory

Board of Director Advisory

Our industry experts work closely with boards on everything from identifying, adding, and retaining talent to shaping corporate strategy. We proudly act as 'partners' to Boards of Directors as confidantes and industry specialists.

Interim Management

Interim Management

Company-wide changes are challenging times. Clients who entrust Elliot Associates with management responsibility can expect industry-leading direction and care. We have great bandwidth in identifying exceptional talent that can make great impact, even for a short period of time.

Associates Insights

Chief Executive Officer for Iconic Restaurant Chain

Elliot Associates recently placed the Chief Executive Officer for an iconic casual dining chain.

Chief Financial Officer for Emerging Concept Group

Elliot Associates placed the Chief Financial Officer for a seasonal driven, emerging concept group.

Chief Financial Officer for Franchise Group

Elliot Associates placed the Chief Financial Officer for a growing franchise group.

Chief Executive Officer for Iconic Restaurant Chain

Elliot Associates recently placed the Chief Executive Officer for an iconic casual dining chain.

Chief Financial Officer for Emerging Concept Group

Elliot Associates placed the Chief Financial Officer for a seasonal driven, emerging concept group.

Chief Financial Officer for Franchise Group

Elliot Associates placed the Chief Financial Officer for a growing franchise group.

The Team

Alice Elliot
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
We believe we positively change people’s careers, their lives, businesses, and, subsequently, industries.
Joan Ray
Executive Vice President
We understand that we are not only placing great proven talent, but the whole person.
Jeff Gillett
Executive Vice President
We embrace incredibly high expectations and consistently deliver an absolute exemplary experience.
Alice Elliot
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
We believe we positively change people’s careers, their lives, businesses, and, subsequently, industries.
Joan Ray
Executive Vice President
We understand that we are not only placing great proven talent, but the whole person.
Jeff Gillett
Executive Vice President
We embrace incredibly high expectations and consistently deliver an absolute exemplary experience.

The Elliot Incubator

Best Practices for Candidates in Private Equity Searches

Dan Searby, Senior Vice President of Elliot Associates, offers his insight for candidates currently engaged in private equity searches.

The Franchising Industry's Changing Landscape

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The Rise of International Brands in the United States

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5 Important Tips for a Video Interview

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Nation's Restaurant News: The Power List

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