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Gerard Stewart was founded by managing partner Lisa Maxwell in 2005 to change the way executive leadership decisions are made.

There’s more to identifying board, senior leadership and C-suite talent than resumes and recommendations. It’s not about finding just any candidate. Gerard Stewart knows you’re seeking the bright future of your company. That’s who they’ll find.

For nearly two decades, its team’s ability to recognize and place the right executive talent has helped top staffing firms stay in the lead. Gerard Stewart approaches executive search with a deep understanding of what makes the global staffing landscape tick. They’ve spent decades curating a preeminent professional network that connects clients with the industry’s strongest leaders and visionaries, whom they know firsthand. Hardwired to navigate the human capital, talent acquisition, HR tech and private equity verticals, they’re fast, agile, and smart.

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Gerard Stewart approaches executive search with a deep understanding of what makes the global staffing landscape tick.

They’ve spent decades curating a preeminent professional network that connects clients with the industry’s strongest leaders and visionaries, whom they know firsthand.

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There’s more to identifying board, senior leadership and C-suite talent than resumes and recommendations. It’s not about finding just any candidate. Gerard Stewart knows you’re seeking the bright future of your company. That’s who they’ll find.

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  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment Research
Industries
  • Consulting
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Professional Services
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  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.

News Briefings

6 Ways to Conduct an Effective Executive Job Search

In today’s dynamic and competitive job market, the elements of an effective executive-level job search are very different than what may be utilized for non-executive roles. A new report by Rob Croner, vice president of senior executive services at CCI Consulting, explores channels of activity that drive any effective professional job search. “It can be

Why It Can be Lonely at the Top in Executive Search

Layers of complexity are baked into the process of every search for a new executive. From competing agendas, to strong personalities, to internal dynamics – no search is simple. “Specializing in executive search within the human capital industry means being the ultimate in relationship and trust building,” said Lisa Maxwell, founder and managing partner of

Gerard Daniels Appoints Leaders for London and Sydney Offices

Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Rajesh Raj as partner Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and head of its London office and Ryan Mason as practice leader and head of the firm’s Sydney office. Mr. Raj has worked with large global corporations and privately-held entrepreneurial start-ups in the U.K. He has also worked with

The Expanding CEO Role in Talent Acquisition

Talent management has reached new heights. Its value across the enterprise has risen to unprecedented levels of importance, a direct correlation to the state of the employment market but also, arguably, the natural evolution and elevation of human resources. “The innovation and widespread adoption of HR technology across the human capital ecosystem has sophisticated the

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Kerry Barrett Named as Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Group, Executive Search Completed by Gerard Stewart

MAY 15, 2019 – Kerry Barrett has started as the new chief operating officer of Advanced Group, an industry-leading diversified professional staffing, consulting and outsourcing organization headquartered in Chicago. The executive search was successfully completed by Gerard Stewart, an international leader in executive search specializing in the human capital industry. “Kerry has a rich background in

Gerard Stewart Successfully Appoints Charlie Holbech Chief Operating Officer

APR 2, 2019 – Gerard Stewart, an international leader in executive search, announced the recent successful completion of a chief operating officer search for HR Acuity. Charlie Holbech was appointed to the newly created position. HR Acuity is the only technology platform designed specifically to manage and reduce the workplace risk associated with employee incidents and investigations.

Gerard Stewart Places Dynamic, Experienced CFO With Global Employment Solutions

FEB. 28, 2019 – Gerard Stewart has placed former Pontoon executive Klaus Geiser with Global Employment Solutions as the Chief Financial Officer. Headquartered in Littleton, CO, Global Employment Solutions has offices throughout the United States. They specialize in contingent staffing solutions and direct hire placement in a variety of professional services industries. They also provide specialized

Executive Search Leader Lisa Maxwell Named to SIA’s 2018 Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing List

ATLANTA, GA, November 27, 2018 – For the fourth consecutive year, Lisa Maxwell, Gerard Stewart founder and managing partner, was named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing list. This year’s list includes 100 influential women in the Americas — twice as many as past lists — and 50 more from around

Executive Search Firm Gerard Stewart Secures Trent Beekman as CEO of ettain group

ATLANTA, GA, November 5, 2018 – Executive search firm Gerard Stewart has placed Trent Beekman as Chief Executive Officer of staffing firm ettain group. The search and placement was led by Gerard Stewart Founder and Managing Partner Lisa Maxwell. Prior to accepting this role, Beekman led Modis North America’s retail temporary staffing and permanent placement business. He was

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The Role of the CEO in HR and Talent Acquisition Today
Talent management has reached new heights. It’s value across the enterprise has elevated to unprecedented levels of importance – a direct correlation to the state of the employment market but also, arguably, the natural evolution and elevation of human resources.