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Sarah Lockyer Named Chief Brand Officer of The Elliot Group; President, The Elliot Leadership Institute

Lockyer, a Restaurant Industry and Media Thought Leader, Joins Premier Executive Search Firm for the Consumer and Service Industries

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Elliot Group, the nationally renowned executive search firm, has named Sarah Lockyer as its Chief Brand Officer, effective September 7. In her role, Lockyer will oversee The Elliot Group’s brand strategy and continued growth, and will lead The Elliot Leadership Institute as President, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on industry-wide philanthropic efforts and leadership development.

“The Elliot Group’s dedication to serving as an impactful leader in human capital conversations and best practices is unparalleled,” said Lockyer. “I look forward to joining this growing firm at a time of both challenges and opportunities for businesses, especially those in the consumer and service sectors. Now is the time to lean into new approaches to building and supporting workforces, to drive diversity and inclusion efforts and to authentically lead personal and professional development.”

Nationally recognized as a restaurant industry authority and media expert, Sarah Lockyer was previously Group Director of The Restaurant & Food Group at Informa PLC where she led all brand efforts for the leading media, marketing services and events portfolio including Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurant Hospitality, Food Management, Supermarket News and the premier restaurant leadership digital communities Restaurants Rise and CREATE: The Future of Foodservice.

Sarah has appeared on CNBC, The Today Show, Bloomberg, and other national media, and has spoken as a keynoter at the National Restaurant Association Show, Global Restaurant Investment Forum, Financial Leadership Exchange, and other events. She is also currently active with nonprofit campaigns and foundations within the restaurant sector.

“Sarah has been an important partner to our firm for many years,” said Alice Elliot, Chief Executive Officer of The Elliot Group. “Her expertise, creative vision, and leadership is revered across the business world. We are excited and proud to have Sarah spearhead our brand efforts as Chief Brand Officer as we continue to grow and can’t wait for her to lead The Elliot Leadership Institute as President.”

About The Elliot Group:

The Elliot Group is an exclusive executive search firm specializing in the consumer and service industries, including hospitality, foodservice, franchise, fitness, wellness, and retail. Retained by private equity firms and public and private companies of all sizes, The Elliot Group masterfully identifies and places executive talent across the Board, C-Suite, Vice President, and Director levels. By leveraging informed intuition, technology, and cultural and business intelligence, The Elliot Group successfully pairs talent and companies in ways that unlock growth, and make futures happen. For more information on The Elliot Group, visit


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