The Stewart Recruitment Team

Earle Lerner

With diverse industry experience including field service, management, senior officer and ownership roles, Earle is the president and owner of Stewart Recruitment Group. Building strong professional recruitment teams, creating strategic business partnerships with clients and candidates alike, he focuses on getting his team to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. In Earle’s words, “It is their passion, their benchmark and their business specialty.” Earle’s background is in building strong effective teams in the recruitment world who have access to exceptional human capital and industry talent and concurrently building professional advancement value by matching career opportunities with A- level talent. He is deeply committed to the concept of “No Shortcuts To Quality” and holds both himself and his team closely accountable to ensure same at all times. Earle’s specialties include manufacturing production, engineering and leadership, IT, finance, retail and commercial construction placements, forging sustainable partnerships with clients and candidates, driving business value for clients and career advancement opportunity with high impact, A-level industry talent.

Jacob Probst

Jacob specializes in engineering and manufacturing direct hire recruitment. He began his career with Stewart Recruitment Group November 2012 and quickly achieved success over the next 12 months as both the “Rookie of the Year” and the “Consultant of the Year” in 2013 where he was personally responsible for an unprecedented number of candidate placements and sales records. Jake has a vigilante commitment to doing the right thing for all stakeholders. His work ethic is second to none and he is a detailed planner. He executes with intense precision and consequently exceeds expectations for his clients and candidates without exception. He is a student of the recruitment industry and makes it his business to improve something in his skill set in some significant way every single day. Jake was recently promoted to the position of manager of the direct hire division.

Shane Smith

Shane Smith is the Managing Partner of Stewart Recruitment Group’s Nashua, NH office. Prior to joining Stewart Recruitment Shane spent four years working in retail and commercial banking as well as two years in sales with one of the nations leading online recruitment organization. This combination of market experience has proved to make Shane a great resource to clients and candidates alike in the banking, mortgage, and accounting space.


Shane is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and a current resident of Merrimack, NH. Shane is dedicated to working with both prospective clients and candidates. If you are having trouble finding talent or are curious about opportunities in the market, give Shane a call.

Stephanie Alson

Stephanie began her professional career in kitchen design where careful and precise attention to details, exceptional customer satisfaction and administrative professionalism were the primary keys to her success. Approximately 10 years ago, Stephanie decided to leverage those skills and apply them to the administrative support field specifically in the staffing and recruitment industry. Accordingly, eight years ago, she joined Stewart Recruitment Group in an administrative and clerical support role. In 2011, due to her exceptional organizational and customer service skills combined with her “can-do” attitude and respectful manner, Stephanie was promoted to the position of office/operations manager. Stephanie assists many people in the office on a daily basis and works hard to help in every way she can. She takes on new projects with enthusiasm and works her way through every obstacle until completed. In 2017, due to Stephanie’s strive for improvement and dedication, she has been promoted to our Finance Manager.  Stephanie is considered a recruitment industry expert and works hard to make certain she stays ahead of emerging industry trends.

Ryan Biddiscombe

Ryan is full-cycle recruiter with experience in direct hire recruitment, executive placement, contract and contract-to-hire recruiting. He has over ten years of experience in new business development, client account management, hiring, business strategy and consultative sales. Ryan works on a both a contingent and retained basis, partnering with clients throughout the Northeast marketplace, as well as nationally to help them identify top talent and to advise them on strategic hiring decisions. While his talent spans a wide array of diverse industries, his practice is focused on recruiting Sr. level Engineering, Sales, and Management professionals, with heavy emphasis in the medical device manufacturing sector.

Douglas Greenwald

Douglas, an experienced full-cycle recruiter, joined Stewart Recruitment Group with years of experience in direct hire, contract-to-hire and contract work. His specialty is in the machine tool industry, placing professionals in positions ranging from field service to the C-suite nationally.  By working with industry-leading companies across the globe, he is able to provide expert advice on hiring decisions and to identify top industry talent and emerging market trends.

Prior to joining Stewart Recruitment Group, Doug worked in the environmental and emergency response fields, developing clients and a significant candidate base throughout New England. He is also a volunteer firefighter and a member of the Connecticut Urban Search & Rescue Team.

Diana Sagen

Diana is an energetic and driven consultant on the Stewart Recruitment Group team. Prior to Stewart Recruitment Group she worked in various sales roles as well as with the special education population. Diana focuses on developing long term relationships with both clients and candidates and prides herself on always doing the right thing. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut in 2010.

Ashley Passera

Ashley is an enthusiastic and driven member on the Stewart Recruitment Group team. She takes pride in client satisfaction and has a real passion for helping others. She is currently attending Post University and is studying in the field of Psychology. Her studies has provided her with the skills to enhance her ability to work with a wide variety of candidates and clients.