Susan G. Ellis
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Susan G. Ellis

Managing Consultant, Healthcare Services, Nonprofit & Higher Education Practice

Susan Ellis serves as a Managing Consultant, Healthcare Services and Nonprofit & Higher Education Practice for Korn Ferry, based in the Philadelphia office.

Ms. Ellis’ practice offers deep industry knowledge and extensive experience to search assignments, focusing on providing talent management solutions for clients.

During her tenure at Korn Ferry, she has specialized in the recruitment of senior level executives, administrators, academicians, physicians and nursing leaders within health services, health systems, senior services and higher education & nonprofits. She has placed Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Executive Directors.

Ms. Ellis has achieved impressive results by maintaining a pipeline of strong candidates to achieve recruitment and retention goals. 

Ms. Ellis’ client work includes numerous search assignments recruiting leadership throughout the nonprofit, higher education, healthcare services and academic medicine sectors. She has worked extensively with clients to help them build transformative leadership teams at multiple levels of the organization.

Responding to the dynamic and evolving recruitment needs of client organizations, Ms. Ellis is able to harness an extraordinary group of search consultants that bring the experience and technology of the world’s largest search firm to every assignment. The team is organized to deliver effective recruitment results based on each client’s unique requirements and culture.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Ellis managed her own retained executive search practice where she completed engagements for large health systems and numerous clients within the Life Sciences and Non-Profit sectors.

Ms. Ellis holds a master’s degree from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy, and Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Philadelphia Chapter.

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