Calise & Co., LLC Launches Information Technology (IT) Recruiting Practice; Names IT Industry Veteran Ellen Terrell to Lead

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Opening of Calise's IT Practice Provides New Level of Service to Client Base

Ellen Terrell, Director, Calise & Co.

"With the 'lightning speed' at which the IT industry operates in both strong and soft economies, Ellen's strong IT experiences and insights will benefit our clients," said Paula Calise, principal, Calise & Co.

Calise & Co., LLC, a leading executive search firm based in Dallas, announces the opening of its information technology (IT) recruiting practice. The firm has named IT industry veteran, Ellen Terrell, to oversee management of this practice area. In her new role, Ms. Terrell identifies and engages with potential candidates to place in technology positions for Calise’s clients.

Ms. Terrell, a Dallas native, brings 20 years of successful technical recruiting and sales experience. Most recently, she served as an Executive Recruiting Consultant to Ericsson to fill top positions across the US. Prior, she was with Microsoft Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Terrell also launched the Dallas office of Careerbuilder as an early employee of the company.

“We are thrilled to have Ellen leading this critical practice area,” said Paula Calise, principal, Calise & Co. “Our clients continually tell us that it is immensely difficult to find professionals with critical skills in the IT industry due to full employment from entry-level to executive IT management. Ellen is joining us to reduce such pressure on our clients.”

“With the ‘lightning speed” at which the IT industry operates in both strong and soft economies, Ellen’s strong IT experiences and insights will benefit our clients,” added Calise.

Ms. Terrell holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and is fluent in Spanish. She served on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Zoo and was Board Membership Co-Chair for The Dallas 40, a professional organization for civic leaders in Dallas.


Based in Dallas, Texas, Calise & Co. is an executive search firm that specializes in finding the perfect mid-career and executive matches for hard to fill management positions throughout organizations. With more than 50 years management experience, the firm’s team members are hiring managers by profession. Using a client-friendly business model, Calise leverages its hiring expertise to identify the best and brightest candidates for its clients. As a result, 90% of Calise’s management searches are from repeat clients.


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