Executive Search Firm Gerard Stewart Recruits Karen O’Boyle as RiseSmart Chief Commercial Officer

ATLANTA, December 18, 2017 – International executive search firm, Gerard Stewart, announced it has recruited Karen O’Boyle as Chief Commercial Officer of RiseSmart, a provider of contemporary career transition services. The search and placement was led by Lisa Maxwell, Gerard Stewart Founder and Managing Partner.

As Chief Commercial Officer, O’Boyle is helping lead the company’s global growth through marketing, business development and customer service strategies.

“Because of the specialty of career transition and outplacement services, there are very few people who have Karen’s level of experience,” said Maxwell. “She brings the perfect blend of tried-and-true outplacement strategy and the more agile, tech-driven approach being implemented today by firms like RiseSmart. Karen has the right combination of knowledge and empathy that makes her exceptional at what she does.”

O’Boyle brings more than two decades of outplacement experience to RiseSmart, most recently serving as President of Mullin International, where she was instrumental in executing the recent sale of the firm.

About Gerard Stewart

As an international leader in executive search, Gerard Stewart focuses on recruitment for C-suite executives in the human capital space, including for private equity firms, HR technology, HR services, and talent solutions companies.
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 global human capital landscape. Its prestigious client list includes firms in staffing, workforce management, human capital consulting, information technology services, vendor management software, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed service providers (MSP), professional services and 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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