Rodney Morris Joins the Elliot Group

(TARRYTOWN, N.Y.) June 2, 2014 – Alice Elliot, CEO of The Elliot Group, the nationally recognized leader in executive search and strategic consulting for the hospitality, foodservice, manufacturing and service sector industries,- — announced today that Rodney Morris has joined the company as a  Senior Vice President, Search Consultant.  With more than 25 years of human resources expertise in the restaurant industry, Morris comes to The Elliot Group from Ignite Restaurant Group where he recently served as Senior Vice President of human resources.

Rodney’s extensive leadership track record encompasses expertise in all facets of human resources from emerging-growth concepts to high-growth corporations, working across the private, private equity, and public company domains.  

“I am very excited to have Rodney join our firm as his impressive accomplishments along with his executive search and organizational development experience is a great complement to our team,” said Alice Elliot, founder and CEO of The Elliot Group, LLC.  “Our clients challenge us to help them identify, recruit, and nurture top talent at all executive levels, and Rodney’s deep industry knowledge and connections will continue to foster the way for us to meet  these critical and exciting client mandates.”

Rodney’s career has included working with notable restaurant groups such as Brinker International, Inc., Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, and the Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp.   

“Joining The Elliot Group is a great opportunity for me to align with a world class and respected executive search firm where I will be working with multiple restaurant brands that have various human resource challenges to be met,” said Morris.  “I look forward to engaging with our clients and finding solutions to build their respective organizations.”

Morris is past chairperson of the Certification Governing Board for the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association (NRA).  He is a current member of the Board of Directors for both the National Diversity Council and TDn2K (formerly The People Report/Black Box Intelligence) and past president of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART).  During his tenure, his companies were recognized by Nation’s Restaurant News as the 2008 Spirit Award Winner in the category of Full Service and by The People Report as a 2003 Catalyst Award recipient.

Morris is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. 


About The Elliot Group

The Elliot Group is a global executive search and strategic consulting firm that is exclusively dedicated to the hospitality, foodservice, manufacturing and retail service industries.  With the headquarters in New York and offices in Georgia, New Hampshire and Texas, The Elliot Group professionals have more than 275 years of combined experience, and are sought out by equity and financial groups for their counsel on human capital issues and executive search. They provide a wide range of services and expertise to many of the top global companies in their industry segments. For more information on The Elliot Group go to:


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Alice Elliot
Phone: 914-631-4904