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Boyden Elevates Stacey Holland and Sarah Stewart to Managing Director

Top global executive search firm recognizes Holland’s success in healthcare and manufacturing and Stewart’s stewardship in board recruitment

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PITTSBURGH, PA, January 23, 2012 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, announced today that Stacey Holland and Sarah Stewart have been promoted to Managing Director in Boyden’s Pittsburgh office.

Ms. Holland, has served Boyden since 2000 in a full search execution, business development and client facing role since 2002, was named Principal and billing associate in 2009. During her tenure at Boyden, >Ms. Holland has placed over 150 VP and C-level (CEO, CFO, CMO, CIO) executives across a wide range of manufacturing industries as well as serving the healthcare industry. In addition, she has been recognized as a leading recruiter of Chief Information Officers and IT management.

Ms. Stewart has served Boyden’s board services practice as a Principal based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office since 2009. She has notably helped Boyden expand its CEO Succession Planning and Board Assessment capabilities. Including her tenures with two other leading executive search firms, Ms. Stewart has placed more than 300 board members for leading global companies.

“Stacey is a great example of the success of our Boyden Next Generation Initiative and her ability to connect with clients to solve their leadership needs has clearly been well recognized in the marketplace,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden’s World Corporation. “Sarah, with her encyclopedic knowledge of governance issues has played an important role in building Boyden’s board services practice in North America.”

“Stacey's clients report that her business acumen, creativity, and thoroughness is core to her approach that results in highly satisfied clients and candidates, and ultimately organizations that perform well,” said Thomas Flannery, Leader of Boyden’s Board Services Practice in North America and Managing Director at Boyden Pittsburgh. “Sarah’s ability in director recruitment has brought invaluable knowledge and experience to Boyden’s board practice in both North America and our overseas offices.”

Ms. Holland recently completed the prestigious Leadership Pittsburgh program for established senior leaders. The program builds the capacity of those individuals who are leading the community now and who will be affecting change in the region in the coming years. Ms. Holland has also served as a member of Boyden's six-person global quality council and serves several multinational focused not-for-profit organizations including Youth Journalism International.

Ms. Stewart has served as a Board Member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants and Chair of the Governance Committee. She currently serves on the board of the NACD Three Rivers Chapter. In addition, she has contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, Directorship, Corporate Board Member and Institutional Investor.