Lisa Maxwell is managing partner of Gerard Stewart, the international executive search firm she founded in 2005. With 30 years’ experience, Maxwell has become a trusted authority and “go-to” in filling critical leadership positions around the world. In 2020, much of Maxwell’s work focused on executive-level hires for private equity-backed companies in the human capital and professional services space. Additionally, Maxwell and her teams have expanded their practice over the past year, completing several searches in HR technology. Maxwell is an influential leader of the industry and has been a fixture on this list for five consecutive years.