Gerard Stewart Successfully Completes Search for Leading Employee Issue and Investigation SaaS Technology Company HR Acuity, Charlie Holbech Appointed 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. Their mission is to build safer workplaces by empowering organizations to protect their teams and themselves with purpose-built employee issues and investigations technology that helps businesses anticipate and act on workplace risk.

“Charlie is a highly strategic and thoughtful leader with broad perspective of the industry and I’m thrilled to welcome him to HR Acuity,” said Deborah Muller, CEO and Founder of HR Acuity, in a recent press release. “Today’s workplaces are struggling with workplace risk – from discrimination to harassment to retaliation. Charlie’s bias for action, customer focus and broad experience make him the perfect candidate to help us drive continued growth as we help organizations address these pressing issues.”

With him, Holbech brings 20 years of global operational, customer success and startup experience in HR, technology, analytics and digital media, most recently as Vice President, Client Experience at WorkMarket, an enterprise software platform acquired by ADP in 2018.

“The HR technology space is a dynamic and growing industry,” said Gerard Stewart Founder and Managing Partner, Lisa Maxwell, who said HR technology company searches are a growing part of the firm’s portfolio. “New technology is critical to running an HR organization and we’re excited, as a company, to be a part of it.”

“HR Acuity enables organizations to better track, investigate and analyze employee relations issues with their human resources management software,” said Maxwell. “Charlie has led operations and the back office for startups of a similar size and will be able to lend his expertise and ‘roll-up your sleeve’ mentality to lead HR Acuity through to their next phase of growth. He has the technology chops and wisdom to make a big impact.”

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

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