Lisa Maxwell, Gerard Stewart Founder, Named to List of Top 100 Most Influential People in Staffing Industry

Maxwell recognized for expertise and forward-thinking approach to staffing and executive search


ATLANTA, March 1, 2016 – Lisa Maxwell, founder and managing partner of international executive search firm Gerard Stewart, was named one of the 100 most influential people in the North American staffing industry by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). This is the third time Maxwell has been included in the annual list. She was also named to the inaugural “Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing” list in 2015.

Specializing in placing CEOs, C-level executives and board members in the human capital industry, Maxwell is sought out by leading staffing, professional services, consulting and executive search firms to provide expertise and retained search services to identify top leadership. Under Maxwell’s watch, Gerard Stewart experienced record growth of 47 percent in 2015 and opened an office in Menlo Park, California, adding to its existing locations in Atlanta, Georgia and London, England.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by SIA and to be in the company of so many industry leaders whom I respect,” said Maxwell.  “Since founding Gerard Stewart, I’ve been focused on connecting companies and top executives to further advance the staffing industry, which is in a period of exceptional transformation. This designation is a testament to our success at finding leaders that will take the industry forward and the immense effort of the entire Gerard Stewart team.”

The editorial team at SIA reviews the nominations and determines who makes the list, which typically includes but is not limited to: entrepreneurs who have created new and lasting models, CEOs who run large staffing companies both public and private, individuals who have had a major impact or influence through M&A, or by leading the charge through legislative change.

About Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. Known for their award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, they help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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. For more information, visit

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