Kate Hartnick Elliott
President And Founder
Kate Hartnick Elliott has over twenty years of experience helping to build and operate sustainable marketing, media and nonprofit organizations. Her deep industry understanding, functional expertise and wide-ranging network are invaluable to Hartnick Search’s clients.
Elliott began her career in the pre-internet era of media marketing, working in progressively responsible jobs at Doubleday & Co., Facts On File, The New York Times Magazine Group, and the New York Daily News.
Elliott entered the digital arena as the first Director of Corporate Sales at internet research firm Jupiter Communications in 1996, subsequently becoming Vice President of Sales and Business Development at award-winning online cultural magazine FEED and then Vice President of the Strategic Planning Group at New York interactive agency, i-traffic. She was named one of AlleyCat News' "Women of Silicon Alley" in 1999.
In 2001, Elliott founded Hartnick Consulting, a boutique firm that provided marketing strategy, cross-media communications and event management solutions to clients including Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New School, the New York City Department of Small Business Services, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Picture Projects, PlanetOut, and United Way of New York City.
Elliott added executive search to Hartnick Consulting's suite of services in 2006 and shortly thereafter made the strategic decision to have the firm focus exclusively on this one practice area.
Elliott is Chair of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York's Media and Entertainment Committee, an Executive Committee member of the New York Hall of Science Council and a member of the School Leadership Team at Manhattan's PS 9. She was previously a member of the Board of both New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) and the NYWICI Foundation, and Editor-in-Chief of NYWICI's Matrix Times.
Elliott received her B.A. in English and Psychology, magna cum laude, from Amherst College and her MBA in Marketing and Management of Organizations from Columbia Business School.