Jeff Ellman

Board of Directors

Since 1999, the companies that Jeff Ellman co-founded have assisted over 1,500 professionals in finding employment, 12,000 residents in finding housing, and over 2,500 businesses in developing structured hiring processes.


Jeff has dedicated his 15-year career to helping people through life’s transitions. The businesses he co-founded include Humatal-a recruiting and consulting firm, Homescout-a residential real estate company, Hireology-a technology platform that helps companies make better hiring decisions, and most recently, Urbanbound-a web-based application built to simplify one of life’s biggest transitions, moving to a new city.

In addition to the companies that Jeff co-founded, he serves as a strategic advisor on two boards, HiredmyWay and the Right Angle Foundation. Jeff is also an active member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He received a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in sales and marketing from Michigan State University.

Originally from Michigan, Jeff now resides in Chicago with his wife Elyse, son Brody, son Connor, and dog Harvey. He enjoys reading business books, traveling, playing golf and basketball, and rooting for his beloved Spartans, Tigers, and Pistons. A troubled Detroit Lions fan, Jeff can often be found dreaming of that elusive Super Bowl championship.

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