Staffing Industry Veteran Sara Boyd to Lead Gerard Stewart Menlo Park Office

Boyd Leading Effort to Grow Company’s West Coast Footprint


ATLANTA – (BUSINESS WIRE) – International executive search firm Gerard Stewart has chosen staffing industry veteran Sara Boyd to lead its newest office in Menlo Park, Calif., growing the company’s executive search offering on the West Coast and expanding search services throughout the business. The office expansion follows a year of record 47 percent growth in 2015.

Gerard Stewart has traditionally focused on recruiting president and C-level talent for companies all over the world. In addition to overseeing the Menlo Park business, Managing Director Sara Boyd will expand the firm’s search capabilities to include EVPs and senior level management. Boyd’s knowledge of microeconomic factors on the West Coast and pulse on technology trends will enable her to grow the company’s retained executive search at both C-level and senior positions.

“Our presence in Menlo Park is a natural fit for us as we expand our West Coast presence,” said Lisa Maxwell, Gerard Stewart Founder and Managing Partner. “Retained executive search has changed – it requires a consultative approach that Sara and few others have mastered. Sara consistently delivers the highest caliber executives who impact company performance. We are thrilled to have Sara lead this office.”

Maxwell noted the strategic fit of the Menlo Park office given Gerard Stewart’s significant experience and continued efforts partnering with private equity firms to identify high caliber staffing executives for their portfolio companies. As interest increases from venture capital and private equity firms in the staffing market, Gerard Stewart has aligned with clients to quickly identify top talent in the industry.

Boyd has a history of identifying and capturing the right talent to drive ROI for companies. She said, “My strategy is to drive business growth with exceptional talent. It’s about hiring executives who are agile leaders. I’ve lived and worked in northern California for 25 years, and know and love the market. I am looking forward to helping companies in this area as well as nationally bring in the right people to create successful and sustainable business growth. Talent is what drives business.”

Sara joined Gerard Stewart from Nelson Staffing, where she was a Senior Vice President and led the professional services division. In this role, she was recognized for strategic business planning and operational leadership. A top producer, she was consistently awarded with President’s and Chairman’s Club leadership awards.

Gerard Stewart’s Menlo Park office is located at 750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 200, Menlo Park, Calif., 94025.

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


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