Jeff Gillett

Executive Vice President

Jeff Gillett is Executive Vice President for The Elliot Group, the leader in hospitality consulting and retained executive search. Jeff’s restaurant career spans 25 years in a wide variety of operational, human resources, and executive search roles. Jeff joined The Elliot Group in 2005 and currently spearheads c-suite and senior level searches in several disciplines including operations, finance, marketing, development, human resources, IT, culinary, franchising and retail. For 16 years, Jeff led recruiting for Los Angeles-based Hillstone Restaurant Group, involved in all recruiting strategy, succession planning, management training and development. In addition to management staffing, Jeff conducted searches in several disciplines including design, project management, accounting, systems and human resources while leading development of restaurant staff level recruiting and enterprise hiring policies. Jeff had prior operations experience at Bennigan’s after completing his Hospitality Business degree from Michigan State University in 1986. Jeff remains active at his alma mater serving as a Director on the School of Hospitality Business Executive Alumni Board, recently honored as Emerging Alumni Leader of the Year and is a former Michigan State Recruiter of the Year. Jeff is a frequent guest lecturer at hospitality management programs and appointed to several university advisory boards.  Jeff, his wife, Kathy, and four children reside in Atlanta.

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