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Ellen Musante

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Ellen Musante

Senior Director

Ellen Musante is a recruiting professional and strategic advisor serving the professional services industry.  For 32 years, Ellen has worked within AmLaw100 and accounting firms, including C-level roles with Stroock, Milbank, and Dentons US, building and leading their most critical business strategies.  Ellen has designed and executed global strategic plans, managed lateral acquisition, integration and succession-planning initiatives, advised on merger activities, and coached firm leaders. She began her professional services career as a marketing executive, developing an industry reputation for nurturing talent, leading teams, and meeting firm growth goals with innovation and vision.

For nearly a decade of her career, Ellen created and led successful key-account value initiatives for several firms. She has interviewed hundreds of clients, brought their messages back to leadership teams, and built strategies to strengthen business relationships. A visionary with a deep understanding of legal service buyers and current market trends, Ellen is uniquely effective in finding talent and advising firm leadership on revenue-generating growth initiatives.

Ellen has earned an MBA with concentrations in management and marketing, a BA in public relations, and certifications in sales and public relations. She leads a marketing advisory board for the DC Legal Aid Society and serves several other not-for-profits in various volunteer roles.  Ellen is a frequent speaker on firm growth strategy, achieving ROI, succession planning, and lateral integration.  Her April 2020 presentation to the Harvard Club of DC advised job seekers not to quarantine career plans.

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