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Paula Elmore


Paula Elmore

Managing Partner, San Francisco

Paula Elmore is a Managing Partner at NGS Global and was a founding Managing Partner of its predecessor firm in the Americas, Nosal Partners. She conducts executive search assignments across a broad range of industries, with a particular emphasis on consumer, retail, hospitality, technology, professional services, and industrial clients. She has placed CEOs, CFOs, COOs and presidents, as well as senior-level executives in other key functional areas, including digital, human resources, engineering, legal and marketing. Ms. Elmore leads NGS Global’s Consumer, Retail and Hospitality Practice in the Americas. 


Ms. Elmore was previously a marketing consultant to Korn/Ferry International, during which time she developed and executed a strategic marketing plan for the firm’s Global Technology Market, and oversaw marketing communications for the company’s Central and Northwest regions. Before joining Korn/Ferry, Ms. Elmore held positions at Oracle Corporation in product marketing, corporate marketing, and industry marketing. Prior to joining Oracle, she managed the U.S. Information Technology and Electronics Marketing Division of the French Trade Commission. Her earlier career includes tenure as a financial and corporate planning analyst in the Corporate Development Department of Hewlett-Packard Company, and as a stagiaire research assistant in a think tank within the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.


Ms. Elmore graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in French Literature, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is also an alumna of Cambridge University, where she completed the post-graduate program at the Centre for International Studies. Ms. Elmore received her M.B.A. from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, France.


Ms. Elmore is a founding member of San Francisco Ballet's Allegro Circle and serves as the organization’s Co-Chair. She held multiple positions on the Board of San Francisco Ballet ENCORE! (now known as Young Patrons Circle), serving as President from 2007 to 2008 and on its Advisory Board from 2008 to 2012. Ms. Elmore served on the Board of Pets Unlimited from 2008 to 2014.

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