Getting It Right

About Us

Chadick Ellig is a premier retained executive search firm based in New York City. Our mission has been to build partnerships for the long term success of our clients providing outstanding attention, accessibility, and advice. Founded in 1977, we are proud of our stellar reputation for client satisfaction, candidate retention and diversity placements.

We believe that each assignment is critical, each client is valuable, and each candidate is unique. As a result, we are passionate client advocates, committed to helping both our clients and candidates achieve success.

Chadick Ellig is retained for positions from CEO/President/Board Director to line management and functional roles. We conduct searches in general management, human resources, marketing, sales, finance, risk management, and other functions. Clients range in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-cap and private equity-backed companies, diversified financial services, consumer services, and business services. Chadick Ellig has a formidable track record of attracting women and minority executives to the executive suite as well as placing them on Boards.

Chadick Ellig is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC), and the only New York member firm of IIC Partners, a worldwide affiliation of independently owned and operated retained search firms.

Our History

Gould & McCoy was founded in 1977 by William (Bill) Gould and Millington (Millie) McCoy. Susan Chadick joined the firm in 1986, and, eight years later, the firm changed its name to Gould, McCoy & Chadick. In 2000, Janice Ellig joined the firm, bringing more than twenty years of experience as a corporate executive, and in 2003 the company became Gould McCoy Chadick Ellig. On January 16, 2007 the firm became Chadick Ellig, reflecting the names of Co-CEOs Susan Chadick and Janice Ellig.

Our Collaborative Advantage

As a boutique executive search firm, each search is executed by a member of the Chadick Ellig management team. We are not siloed; we work across sector and functional disciplines, with collaboration across the entire team. Our highly tailored search process is designed to accommodate the specific needs of our clients.

We are unique in our responsiveness to clients and candidates alike. We represent clients in the market with excellent communication, a seamless process and a professionalism that augments our clients' image. The Chadick Ellig search process is second to none. That is why we have an impeccable history and stellar reputation for 40 years and why 85% of our business comes from existing clients.