Elizabeth Bernich

Elizabeth Bernich

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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth “Liz” Bernich is a partner in Caldwell’s Financial Services and Private Equity and Venture Capital practices. With over 15 years of search experience, she has led senior level searches across a diverse set of senior leadership functions within finance, capital raising/marketing and investments for clients that span private equity, venture capital, alternative and traditional investment management, insurance, technology and real estate.

Liz has extensive experience leading searches for clients seeking to break barriers in expanding geographically and into new product/specialization markets, and scaling. Relying on a combination of a robust, targeted research process and vast network in combination with enhanced cultural and technical assessment has allowed for an exceptional track record of success for her clients.

Having joined the search industry in 1996, Liz has played a variety of roles across the company during her tenure. In addition to her search responsibilities, she previously served as chief operating/financial officer of Cromwell Partners, which was acquired by Caldwell in 2009.


Prior to joining the firm, Liz was an auditor for Deloitte & Touche, LLP, achieving her CPA certification and focusing on multi-faceted, global clients such as Marsh & McLennan and Sotheby’s.


She graduated from Villanova University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

More About Elizabeth

Liz is passionate about mission-driven companies that solve for ESG-related issues and is a prominent champion of diversity.

As a co-founder of FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) in March 2020, Liz has been recognized by the NYSE, New York Life Foundation and Junior League for her leadership to support first responders, healthcare professionals and small business owners who served so valiantly and suffered greatly during the COVID-19 crisis.

Recent Feedback

In addition to professionalism, knowledge and transparency, I would say Liz and Scott’s follow-through at every step of the process was invaluable (and rare).” – Co-Head of Investor Relations, Echo Capital Management

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