Susan is Co-CEO of Chadick Ellig. Celebrating thirty years with the firm, she joined in 1986 when it was known as Gould & McCoy. In 1994, in recognition of her success, the firm’s name was changed to Gould, McCoy & Chadick. In 2007, the company became Chadick Ellig.
Susan has had a broad range of experience in corporate and consulting environments. She began her corporate career with American Express where she held both relationship management and specialist human resource positions. During her eight-year career there, Susan was responsible for staffing executive level positions globally, as well as being the human resource generalist to the corporate CFO and his executive team. Prior to American Express, Susan was a consultant for Boyle Kirkman Associates, a firm that specialized in empowering women in the workplace.
In addition to her robust search practice, Susan offers custom coaching services to executives in transition; at specific career junctures; when considering leaving corporate life for the next chapter; or when a sounding board is needed. Susan’s unique approach in her Transition Advisory Services practice is direct, insightful, warm and personalized.
Susan received her Bachelor of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, from Hunter College and her Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the New School for Social Research.
Susan is Vice Chair, Americas of IIC Partners, a global affiliation of independently-owned retained executive search firms. She is currently Deputy Leader of the IIC Partners Financial Services Practice Group and a member of the Human Resources Practice Group. Susan is also a member of the Women’s Forum and past board member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and for many years chaired its Small Firm Forum. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the advisory boards of The York Theatre Company and the Striking Viking Story Pirates, a children’s theater group that promotes literacy in inner city schools. She is a past President of the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue.
Susan is a frequent speaker on topics such as career trajectories, women on boards, diversity and work/life balance.