Leverage the power of relationships over resumes.

We’ve lived executive search our entire careers – and we have the global relationship network of the staffing industry’s strongest leaders to show for it. Put it to work for you.


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 we’ll find.

For nearly two decades, our 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. We’ve spent decades curating a preeminent professional network that connects our clients with the industry’s strongest leaders and visionaries, whom we know firsthand. Hardwired to navigate the human capital, talent acquisition, HR tech and private equity verticals, we’re fast, agile, smart. We recognize just how vital it is to make the right leadership choice on the first shot. And we know your future depends on it.

Want to see your company’s future?

It takes great leadership to know great leadership.

Gerard Stewart is led by a team of executive talent experts that puts their decades of hands-on industry experience to work, connecting our clients’ business goals with leadership that makes a perfect fit. Get to know the talent behind our own success:

LISA MAXWELL Connect with Lisa Maxwell on LinkedIn

Founder and Managing Partner

SCOTT MERKLE Connect with Scott Merkle on LinkedIn

Managing Director

MEREDITH ANDERSON Connect with Meredith Anderson on LinkedIn

Director of Research

SARA BOYD Connect with Sara Boyd on LinkedIn

Managing Director

ALISSON RUHALA Connect with Alisson Ruhala on LinkedIn

Director of Operations

Where to find Gerard Stewart

With offices in Atlanta, Menlo Park and London, Gerard Stewart is an international executive search firm with clients throughout the United States, Asia-Pacific and Europe, and a relationship network that spans the globe.


Atlanta // Gerard Stewart East

3455 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326


London // Gerard Stewart UK

+44 (0)870 405 0100
Pellipar House, 9 Cloak Lane
London EC4R ZRU

Menlo Park

Menlo Park // Gerard Stewart West

750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Put the power of Gerard Stewart to work for you.

Ready to find out firsthand how our team’s deep industry knowledge and strong personal connections can help your company find the right executive talent for your business goals? Let’s get to work.