Named by Business Week as one of "The World's Most Influential Headhunters," Janice is Co-CEO of Chadick Ellig. Janice focuses her search practice on recruitment of board directors, C-suite executives and divisional heads. Janice’s 20-year corporate experience includes Pfizer, Citibank and Ambac Financial Group, which she helped take public after a spin-off from Citibank in 1991. As a member of Ambac’s Executive Committee, she was responsible for Marketing, Human Resources and Administration.
Janice has co-authored two books: Driving The Career Highway, 20 Road Signs You Can't Afford To Miss (2007) and What Every Successful Woman Knows: 12 Breakthrough Strategies to Get the Power and Ignite Your Career (2001), acknowledged by Business Week as "the best of its genre." Janice has co-authored two articles for Directors & Boards, most recently, “Boardroom parity in the US by 2022” and in 2009,“Getting from a good to a great board,” published articles for Forbes.com; “How to Add More Women To Corporate Boards” and “How To Fix Corporate Boards;” and for Directorship, “It Is About Time” and “Put Some Teeth Into Those Rules,” among other publications.
In 2010, Janice appeared on CNBC’s “The Strategy Session” to discuss how to build a stronger board and market trends. She is a frequent speaker at symposiums on women’s initiatives and career management issues, has appeared on network television and been quoted extensively. For the past four years, she has moderated a panel at the University of Wisconsin’s Directors Institute on “Building Stronger Corporate Boards.”
In recognition for her many philanthropic activities, in 2011, Janice received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2008 she received the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Eleanor Raynolds Award for Volunteerism. Recognized as one of 2007’s “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews, she was also a recipient of the Channel 21 Award In Excellence for her contribution to “Excellence in the Economic Development for Women.”
Janice is a Board Director of the National YMCA and Past Chair of the YMCA Board of Greater New York; Trustee of the Actors Fund; Board Director/Executive Committee, University of Iowa Foundation; Women’s Forum of New York Immediate Past President and Current Chair of their Corporate Board Initiative; Simmons College School of Management Advisory Board; Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Economic Club of NY. A native New Yorker, Janice resides in New York City with her husband, Bruce Ellig.