Alice Elliot, Chief Executive Officer of The Elliot Group, is universally recognized as one of the foremost advisors in executive search, human resources, and leadership. Sought out for her expertise within the restaurant, hospitality, retail, lifestyle, and service industries, Alice was named Nation’s Restaurant News’ “2019 Norman Award” winner and is the recipient of The Culinary Institute of America’s 2020 “Augie Award.” Alice has been highlighted in the 2015 and 2019 Nation’s Restaurant News’ “The Power List”, QSR Magazine’s “20 Most Influential Restaurant Leaders” and Eater’s “Meet the Underground Power Brokers of NYC Dining: Restaurant Consultants”. She was also featured on “CBS This Morning Saturday” for her collaboration on “The Underground Culinary Tour,” as a speaker on Bloomberg Radio, offering insights into business trends and innovation, and served as a panelist on “The Future of Hotels and Restaurants” panel for the Mansion Global Luxury Real Estate Conference by Dow Jones. She has spoken at many industry events including the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Exchange Conference (MUFSO), International Foodservice Management Association (IFMA), Chain Operators Exchange Conference (COEX), The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Annual Conference, The Multicultural Foodservice Hospitality Alliance Conference (MFHA), The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Salute to Excellence, and the Annual Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen. Alice is the recipient of several awards, including the coveted Women’s Foodservice Forum’s Trailblazer Award and the prestigious Roundtable for Women in Foodservice’s Pacesetter Award. She sits on the Board of Trustees of The Culinary Institute of America and was inducted into the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s College of Diplomats in 2010 for her tireless work bringing public awareness to the hospitality industry.
By leveraging informed intuition, technology, and cultural and business intelligence, under Alice’s leadership for over thirty-five years, The Elliot Group successfully pairs talent and companies in ways that unlock growth, and make futures happen. Private equity firms, public and private companies of all sizes, retain The Elliot Group to act as partners, thought leaders, and strategic advisors. Alice and The Elliot Group have a long legacy of innovation, offering educational, and unique contributions to the industry. This includes curating and donating The Elliot Group Memorabilia Collection to the NRAEF in 2015, which is currently housed in America’s Restaurant Gallery. Additionally, The Elliot Group hosted the Elliot Leadership Conference for over 25 years. This premier industry event has featured business icons including Stephen Covey, Jim Cramer, Dave Thomas, Norman Brinker, and more. In addition, Alice co-founded The Elliot Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to executive leadership development and committed to the next generation of leadership.