Practice Areas

By Industry

  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Business & Consulting Services
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Technology
  • Nonprofit

By Function

  • C-Suite, General Management & Board
  • Finance & Risk
  • Marketing, Communications & Digital
  • Human Resources
  • Legal, Regulatory & Compliance
  • Operations & Technology
  • Sales & Business Development

Our Executive Search Process

Understanding the Situation
Interview key executives to understand the challenges and objectives of the position, as well as the key attributes, competencies and expectations required of the successful candidate. Develop a comprehensive position specification.
Industry Due Diligence
Develop a target list of companies and source talent. Strategically position the search to attract the best talent and provide market intelligence important to the search.
Potential Candidates
Develop a list of potential candidates to discuss on weekly or bi-weekly calls. Provide backgrounds, experiences, education and other relevant information.
Candidate Due Diligence
Interview, assess and provide in-depth assessments of top candidates to discuss on search status review calls. Discuss top candidates client should interview, ensuring competency and cultural fit.
Interviewing & Presenting
Schedule a diverse slate of priority candidates who will successfully deliver on the stated objectives for the position. Present the highest qualified slate of diverse candidates.
Selection & Offer
Advise on competencies of finalists, check references and negotiate compensation package for the benefit of the client, as well as the candidate. Enhance the assessment process with a qualitative and quantitative approach (Hogan Assessment Systems).
Search Completed
Closeout search with candidates not selected and conduct follow-up discussions with the successful candidate over next 18 months. Ensure candidate selected and candidates not selected feel good about the process.

Business Services Beyond Search

Market Intelligence & Mapping

We provide an overview of a client’s competitors, organizational and divisional structures.

Transition Advisory Services

Susan Chadick offers custom coaching services to executives in time of transition. Executives come to her in times of specific career junctures; when considering leaving corporate life for the next chapter, including board work, nonprofit engagement or other pursuits; to improve their success when undergoing an active search; or when a sounding board is needed. Susan’s unique approach is direct, insightful, warm and personalized. For more information, please click HERE:

Hogan & Leadership Assessments

We provide an assessment of finalist candidates who take a series of leadership evaluations to produce quantitative data and a deeper level of insights. In partnership with our clients, the results assist in the final selection and for the onboarding process, incorporating these findings into the placed candidate’s personal development plan going forward.

Board Initiatives

Studies show that gender diversity in boardrooms improves shareholder value, corporate governance, decision-making and enhances an organization’s reputation. We meet many talented women seeking corporate board positions who have the credentials, experiences, and qualifications, but cannot seem to breakthrough the boardroom door. Chadick Ellig is working to “unlock” it with our extensive access to board directors, C-Suite executives and leaders of businesses, and sponsorship of the Women’s Forum of New York Breakfast of Corporate Champions where companies who have greater gender diversity on their boards are honored. We are proud that over 85% of our Board Director placements are women and diverse executives.

Chadick Ellig applauds the CEOs and Chairs who are working to create a greater balance in their boardrooms, by tapping the rich pipeline of highly qualified women and diverse candidates. These are the boardroom game changers. We just need more.