- Ordinary People Serving Profoundly -


Ellington Growth Partners was founded with a passion for providing small to mid-sized, high integrity organizations with a means to assemble world-class teams while being a firm people enjoy working with.  We believe there are no shortcuts or easy buttons to building a superior team. It rests in relationships, creativity, commitment, experience and…a bit of grit. We start each morning energized, sharing our talents to make a profound impact in professional’s lives and client organizations. We do not aim to be everything to everyone as we are fully aware of our strengths and clients we best serve. We look forward to meeting you, either personally or via a call to learn how we may best serve you.

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OUR vision

Reciprocal Growth through Collaboration. Our personal and professional growth is hinged to the growth we provide of our client's organizations, professional's careers, our team members, ourselves, and the community in which we live.

We only give you oysters which contain pearls. It is our client’s job to determine which one is the best.
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The Team

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Managing Partner & Network Industry Lead

Office Direct 843-253-0103 | LinkedIn  /in/tchrist

Helping people is what drives Tom's love for recruiting. He finds it rewarding to help people grow their career and his clients' continued success.  Tom's dynamic career began with 3M Company upon completing his BSIE from Purdue University. While at 3M Tom successfully completed many roles in Manufacturing, Engineering, and Business Unit Management. Tom moved from Minnesota to the Lowcountry in 2005 to pursue a career in real estate before joining a prominent recruiting firm and has loved recruiting ever since.

Tom's expertise lies in his ability to identify, locate, and recruit the industry's "can't touch" professionals. He is highly committed to his clients and dedicates an extraordinary amount of time to develop long-term relationships to understand his clients' technology and needs. 

Tom resides in Bluffton, SC, just outside Hilton Head with his beautiful and always smiling wife, Diane of 38 years. They have a daughter who is a teacher in the Dominican Republic as well as a son and daughter-in-law with 5 children in the Minneapolis area.


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Managing Partner & Wireless IoT Specialist (since before it had a name)

Office Direct 843-253-0104  | LinkedIn /in/michelewilliams

Michele is an 11+ year recruitment consultant with an uncanny ability to develop long-standing relationships with industry leaders at all levels and creatively connect exceptional professionals with highly regarded, mid-sized IoT and Wireless Test organizations. 

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Michele has been a Lowcountry transplant, or "Damn Yankee", for over 27 years. Michele earned her BS degree from the College of Charleston and has over 21 years entrepreneurial, small business development, and turn-around experience.

Michele resides in Hilton Head, SC with her extremely active, already sarcastic, 12-year-old son, Gage.


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Kim monmonier

Director of Program Management

Office Direct 843-628-4899LinkedIn  /in/kimmonmonier

Kim is an energetic, compassionate Talent Acquisition pistol with over 11 years experience identifying and developing high achieving talent communities. She is a driver, gatekeeper, sourcing ninja, and raving fan, but don't be fooled by her kind smile as she is one tough cookie. Kim's genuine passion for understanding the person behind the professional enables her to identify exceptional 'fits' for all parties involved. 

Kim moved to the Lowcountry in 2007 with her husband, Joe, who is the Athletic Director at Hilton Head High School. She has two amazing, busy daughters, Ava and Caroline...and a wildly mischievous puppy, Bronco.


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