Elizabeth Bernich

Elizabeth Bernich

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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth “Liz” Bernich is a partner in Caldwell’s New York office. With more than 15 years of search experience, she is an expert at leading senior level searches across a diverse set of roles in industries where the stakes are high, and attracting and engaging the absolute best talent is vital to an organization’s success.

Liz’s reputation is built on integrity, accountability and transparency. From geographic and product expansion to achieving scale through transformative talent, she has delivered exceptional results for her clients. Clients have entrusted her on many mission-critical projects, especially those that require urgency, confidentiality, and deep technical assessment.

Across alternative investment management, real assets, energy, higher education, and technology, key functional roles in her domain include capital raising/investor relations, investment and product leadership, the finance suite, and human resources. She is passionate about mission-driven companies such as those in the environmental, infrastructure, energy, and technology sectors, and is a prominent champion of diversity.

Having joined the search industry in 1996, Liz has played a variety of roles across the company during her tenure including serving as chief operating/financial officer of Cromwell Partners, which was acquired by Caldwell in 2009. Her operating experience has been invaluable in her search practice.


Liz began her career as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche, LLP after graduating from Villanova University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

More About Elizabeth

Liz co-founded FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) in March 2020, and 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 through 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

Liz was fantastic all the way through. Preparing me for meetings, encouraging me to explore the opportunity, and even a great thought partner on areas that I had a concern. I could not be happier and am glad to have a new relationship with Caldwell Partners.” – Chief Financial Officer, Digital AdTech company

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