1-212-472-4000 HQ / Home Office: New York City eolis@eolis.com

    CEO Leadership Highlights

    Wendeen H. Eolis, CEO, has proven herself as a leader in business, politics, and government.

    Legal - Business Consulting Highlights

    • BOD Advisor -- BOD Searches/Vetting of JD credentialed candidates*
    • Advocate -- Lawyers seeking corporate directorships
    • Founder, CEO -- First search firm exclusively for lawyers and first legal consultancy 
    • Pioneer -- Law Student Program--Leading law schools; Whitehouse Citation-President Ronald Reagan
    • profiled as a leading legal consultant by The New York Times; NYT Page 1 (Metro); NYT Business Section.

    Industry Association Service/Awards:
    Association of Personnel Services of NY State APCNY), National Association of Personnel Consultants NEA/NAPC) and National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) International Confederation of Recruiting Consultants (ICRC)

    • APCNY -- Youngest and first woman president; youngest recipient of Lifetime Service Award
    • NYS -- Senate Citation of achievement in the legalization of recruiting in NYS
    • NAPC -- Youngest board director; established arbitration commission for recruiting industry.
    • NALSC --Founder/ first president, NALSC and launched Ethics Code and First Annual Conference; recipient, Distinguished Service Award
    • First legal recruiter/career coach qualified as industry expert witness in both fed and state Courts.
    • Expert at trial in first law firm/ employee EEO liability case) on Court TV.

     Public Serice -- Civic Responsibility

    Government Affairs

    • Hope's Champion Task Force -- Founder, Chief Operating Officer/Civilian Commander
    • First Assistant/Senior Advisor to Governor NY (Ret)--First woman in state history; advisor, state agencies
    • Special Advisor to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (1978-1994) -- advisor on career, politics, and government; member of the inner circle
    • The only female adviser to the Mayor to be filmed in Sir Harold Evans' BBC documentary, Rudy: Mayor of America

    Community Affairs

    • NYU Law School, Special Advisor (2006-2008) Member, Dean's Advisory Council
    • New Yorkers for Children, Board Member (1999 - 2017) Nominating Committee, Audit Committee
    •  International and NY Women's Forum (1999-present) Member, program presenter
    • City Meals on Wheels (1994-present) Participant, Women's Power Lunch (Executive Committee, 2 years)
    • WNYC, Board Member (1994-2000)
    • PENCIL, Principal for a Day Program (1984-2000, 2018); PFAD principal; Manhattan International, LaGuardia

    Gaming Affairs/Poker Competition -- Industry Service and Awards

    World Series of Poker (WSOP), World Poker Tour (WPT), European Poker Open (EPO), US Poker Championship (USPO)

    • Commemorative World Series of Poker chip issued in honor of Wendeen Eolis
    • WSOP - Players Advisory Council (Member) and WSOP International Players Advisory Council (Chair)
    • The first woman to cash at WSOP and the first to do so twice
    • Multiple firsts for a woman at WSOP, WPT, EPO, and USPO
    • The first poker and last player invited to commentate on first and last ESPN broadcast of WSOP at fabled Binion's Horseshoe.
    • Co-anchor for the filming of the Tournament of Champions that served as the pilot for the World Poker Tour.
    • The only player in the WPT (PPT) player elected and management sponsored

    Thought Leadership --Writer/Speaker-Keynotes, Seminars, Motivational Speaking

    • Broadcast, print, and digital media journalist; multiple law, business, and gaming outlets
    • Speaking engagements: Law and business, politics and poker; negotiation and decision strategies
    • Memoir in progress: The Power of Potential Puts Bluffing to Shame--in Business, Politics, and Poker Rooms