Executive Search Firm Gerard Stewart Recruits Dena Ayala as CEO and President of Spencer Reed Consulting

ATLANTA, July 26, 2016 – International executive search firm Gerard Stewart announced it has secured Dena Ayala as CEO and President of Spencer Reed Consulting, a leading provider of talent to companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. The search and placement was led by Gerard Stewart Founder and Managing Partner Lisa Maxwell.

Ayala is extremely active in the Southern California HR community, serving on various industry Boards and regularly speaking at industry conferences. She currently serves as President of the San Diego Human Resources Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the HR community. She is also involved with the SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as the Leadership Counsel of WIT (Women in Technology).

Prior to joining Spencer Reed Consulting, Ayala ran three Southern California offices for recruiting and consulting company Suna Solutions. She has been recruiting in Southern California for the entirety of her career.

“Dena is a respected influencer in the HR and IT services industries, and well known throughout Southern California,” said Maxwell. “Her involvement and thought leadership in the HR community is significant. Spencer Reed Consulting was looking for someone to serve as a great brand ambassador, accelerate company growth and expand into additional areas of engineering, and we found those abilities and qualifications in Dena.”

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.


Ann Warren
ClearEdge Marketing