Sarah Stewart, Managing Director

Sarah Stewart has over 30 years of executive recruiting experience, most recently as a Partner with Boyden, where she conducted board search engagements for companies in a broad range of industries including industrial manufacturing. You can connect with Sarah on Linkedin here.

Prior to joining Boyden, Sarah served as a Senior Associate, Executive Director and Partner with two New York based executive search firms, Spencer Stuart and Boardroom Consultants. Her search execution work with those firms resulted in more than 300 director placements, about one-third of which were diversity candidates.

In addition to her work for boards of directors, Sarah has managed selected recruiting assignments for CEOs and other operating executives, CFOs, CIOs, and senior human resources, investor relations and corporate communications executives.

Sarah has spoken on governance issues at programs sponsored by Deloitte Board Ready Women, Stern Women’s Alumni Association, International Women’s Forum, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the AESC and the Forté Foundation. She has appeared in PBS’ Nightly Business Report, Investment News, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, Directorship, Corporate Board Member, Institutional, and Newsday.

Sarah strongly supports Little Brook Farm, one of the oldest horse rescue/sanctuaries in the United States. They have rescued hundreds of horses over the years and currently oversee the life long care of 100 horses. In addition, they provide equine therapy for children through Balanced Innovative Teaching Strategies.

As Little Brook Farm has no paid employees, they rely on volunteers, some of whom Sarah says have had to overcome their own challenges.  Helping out at Little Brook provides purpose, connection and meaningful work, things that are very important here at Industrial Search Partners.

A graduate of Colorado College, Sarah also studied at the University of London. From 2003 to 2007, she was a member of the board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, serving as Chair of the Governance Committee from 2006 to 2007. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board of the Three Rivers Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She is a member of the Host Committee for the Pittsburgh Chapter of 2002 Women on Boards.