We are deeply saddened with the passing of our founder, William “Bill” Gould on February 3, 2017. Bill, along with his partner, Millington “Millie” McCoy, built the executive search firm 40 years ago that Chadick Ellig continues with the same values, client care and intrepid search work that Bill and Millie began all those years ago.

Susan Chadick reflects, “Bill, along with Millie, recruited me into the firm and were incredible mentors in the foundation of my success. From Bill, I learned to be incredibly client-focused. Interestingly, before I was hired, he had his clients screen and interview me and sought their “ok.” “Bill’s love of people was evident. He was the original global executive. He was an elegant man, with a warm smile and hearty laugh. He made everyone around him feel special.”

As Chadick Ellig enters into our 40th year, we pay homage to Bill Gould, who with Millie McCoy, started the firm and whose legacy we are proud to continue. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and all those who were touched by him.

Named one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters” by Business Week, Chadick Ellig is a premier retained executive search firm based in New York City. Celebrating 40 years, our mission has always been to build relationships for the long term success of our clients. Chadick Ellig is retained for positions from Board Directors and CEO/President to line management and functional roles. Clients range in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-cap and private equity-backed companies.


Chadick Ellig is the only New York member firm of IIC Partners, a top ten worldwide executive search organization. 

Susan Chadick elected Vice Chair, Americas to the board of IIC Partners to help bring strategic thinking, innovative ideas and valuable experience to the organization. >



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