Elaine Babayan Leff
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Elaine Babayan Leff

On-Demand Talent


Elaine Leff is a talent solutions senior managing director at Business Talent Group (BTG), a Heidrick & Struggles on-demand talent company. She is a member of the Private Equity Practice.


Elaine specializes in strategic, operations, and organizational consulting projects and interim executive placements at private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Before joining BTG, Elaine was in consulting, strategic planning, and business development roles, focusing on the media, entertainment, private equity, and technology industries. Elaine worked in strategic planning at the Walt Disney Company and Electronic Data Systems, leading various corporate strategic initiatives and business development efforts. She also had an extensive career in consulting with KPMG, Mercer Consulting, Viant Corporation, and L.E.K. Consulting.

At L.E.K., Elaine worked with private equity clients to provide consulting services across the full transaction cycle, from commercial due diligence and portfolio company value growth to exit support. She was also responsible for West Region consultant staffing allocations and talent acquisition.


University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, MBA

University of California, San Diego, BA Quantitative Economics