Kerry Barrett Named as Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Group, Executive Search Completed by Gerard Stewart

MAY 15, 2019 – Kerry Barrett has started as the new chief operating officer of Advanced Group, an industry-leading diversified professional staffing, consulting and outsourcing organization headquartered in Chicago. The executive search was successfully completed by Gerard Stewart, an international leader in executive search specializing in the human capital industry.

“Kerry has a rich background in consulting and professional services, complete with extensive sales, operations and business strategy experience, broad P&L responsibility, and she has also worked both in public and private environments,” said Lisa Maxwell, Gerard Stewart founder and managing partner. Maxwell led the executive search for Advanced Group.

Prior to starting with Advanced Group, Barrett served as the EVP of Emerging Markets at Resources Global Professionals (RGP) where she was responsible for overseeing three business lines and leading special project teams focused on addressing key initiatives. Prior to her role at RGP, she served as the President and CEO of Accretive Solutions. Barrett worked with executive leadership, the board and investors to help lead the sale of Accretive Solutions to RGP. In total, Barrett has over 20 years of experience in staffing, professional services and in operations.

“We are excited to have Kerry join the executive leadership team,” said Leo Sheridan, CEO at Advanced Group, in a recent press release. “Kerry is a talented individual who brings a wealth of experience in consulting, staffing, and operational performance to our organization. She understands the importance of effectively leading teams to develop strategies and leverage work streams to accelerate growth. We are committed to the enhancement and long-term success of our brands across each business unit to further strengthen our position as industry leaders.”

Advanced Group has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine. The have also been named one of the Largest Staffing Firms in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts and have been an Inavero Best of Staffing Client and Talent Award Winner for nine consecutive years.


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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