Ellen Boade
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Ellen Boade

Principal

Ellen is a Principal for Adam James International. She is responsible for account management of retained searches overseeing search strategy and execution. Ellen has over 25 years of experience in executive recruitment, consulting, banking and entrepreneurial business ownership. She started her career in management consulting with KPMG and then Cresap. After graduate school, Ellen moved into corporate finance with Citicorp in Dallas and New York. She later became a founding partner for a private equity-backed internet company.

Ellen began her career in retained recruitment with Spencer Stuart in Dallas, where she placed executives into national operational and technical leadership roles. She later founded and operated Boade Advisors, a Denver-based retained search firm for seven years. In 2013, Ellen joined Adam James International focusing on senior level searches for global publically traded companies, private equity portfolio companies, as well as privately-held entities. She works with clients across various industries with a focus on the manufacturing, industrial, consumer goods and financial services sectors. Ellen holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.