International executive search firm Gerard
Stewart has chosen staffing industry veteran Sara Boyd to lead its
newest office in Menlo Park, Calif., growing the company’s executive
search offering on the West Coast and expanding search services
throughout the business. The office expansion follows a year of record
47 percent growth in 2015.
Gerard Stewart has traditionally focused on recruiting president and
C-level talent for companies all over the world. In addition to
overseeing the Menlo Park business, Managing Director Sara
Boyd will expand the firm’s search capabilities to include EVPs and
senior level management. Boyd’s knowledge of microeconomic factors on
the West Coast and pulse on technology trends will enable her to grow
the company’s retained executive search at both C-level and senior
“Our presence in Menlo Park is a natural fit for us as we expand our
West Coast presence,” said Lisa Maxwell, Gerard Stewart Founder and
Managing Partner. “Retained executive search has changed – it requires a
consultative approach that Sara and few others have mastered. Sara
consistently delivers the highest caliber executives who impact company
performance. We are thrilled to have Sara lead this office.”
Maxwell noted the strategic fit of the Menlo Park office given Gerard
Stewart’s significant experience and continued efforts partnering with
private equity firms to identify high caliber staffing executives for
their portfolio companies. As interest increases from venture capital
and private equity firms in the staffing market, Gerard Stewart has
aligned with clients to quickly identify top talent in the industry.
Boyd has a history of identifying and capturing the right talent to
drive ROI for companies. She said, “My strategy is to drive business
growth with exceptional talent. It’s about hiring executives who are
agile leaders. I’ve lived and worked in northern California for 25
years, and know and love the market. I am looking forward to helping
companies in this area as well as nationally bring in the right people
to create successful and sustainable business growth. Talent is what
Sara joined Gerard Stewart from Nelson Staffing, where she was a Senior
Vice President and led the professional services division. In this role,
she was recognized for strategic business planning and operational
leadership. A top producer, she was consistently awarded with
President’s and Chairman’s Club leadership awards.
Gerard Stewart’s Menlo Park office is located at 750 Menlo Avenue, Suite
200, Menlo Park, Calif., 94025.
About Gerard Stewart
As an international leader in executive search, Gerard Steward focuses
on recruitment for leading outsourcing and professional services firms
and senior level positions within the human capital industry.
The team at Gerard Stewart advises client companies on recruiting and
retaining outstanding leaders and helps mitigate the risks involved with
senior level appointments. The firm has completed engagements across the
broad human capital landscape. Its prestigious client list includes
firms in staffing, workforce management, human capital consulting,
information technology services, vendor management software and human
resources outsourcing. Gerard Stewart leverages deep industry expertise
and an extensive network of human capital executives to ensure access to
leading candidates in chosen markets.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Gerard Stewart has offices in London and Menlo
Park, Calif. For more information, visit www.gerardstewart.com.
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