World-Class Leadership Consulting

Pearson Partners International helps our clients build world-class management teams. As a full-service retained executive search firm, we secure top talent for some of the most challenging positions, from CEOs and CFOs to CIOs, board members and senior executives. Our track record of success has made us a trusted resource for loyal clients including Fortune 1000 companies, private equity firms and emerging businesses.

Our executive search capabilities are complemented by a professional leadership development and executive coaching practice to ensure executives reach their highest possible performance.

Based in Dallas, with locations across the country, we are a member of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations. With offices in countries, we give our clients access to the highest caliber executive talent around the globe. Read more about our history, philosophy and approach.

We are one of Forbes’ America’s Best Executive Search Firms, and a Hunt Scanlon Top 40 Americas Retained Executive Search Firm.

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Testimonials

"It was imperative to us that senior partners be the ones making the calls to these C-level executives. I like the fact that Keith Pearson and Renee Arrington were the ones doing the search and not passing it off to junior associates."
Ralph Stow, Chairman of the BoardSTI International
“The Pearson team was extremely responsive. They worked hard to understand what we needed in our HR department. Heather and Lisa were always available and responsive, and they provided top candidates. They took the time to understand our needs and the strengths and weaknesses of our HR department. I don’t think the search could have been handled any better.”
C. Jedson Nau, SVP & General CounselThe Rosewood Corporation
“Stephen was responsive and focused. He clearly took the search personally; he was more than just ‘doing the job.’ He gave me advice, kept me up to date and guided me through the search.
Gary Swidler, CFOMatch Group
"The search was an eye-opener for me. Before I engaged Pearson Partners, I had rarely seen someone with the combination of innovation, credentials and education that we were seeking.”
Mark Haney, SVPWellStar Health System
“The process was very, very thorough. Although I was eager to jump right into the role, I appreciated that the Pearson team was being very thorough, sourcing all of the candidates that would be a potential fit and not just walking in with one and saying, ‘Hey, we found your golden boy.’ I felt their sense of responsibility to their client in being certain they brought the best candidates to the table and that was evident in the process.”
Mark Taylor, Chief Executive OfficerSociety for Information Management (SIM)
"Pearson Partners stood out among the search firms we talked with. Renee showed the most ability to understand our needs and seemed most dedicated to crafting her approach to our needs. I think she very much understood the position the board was in. When we wanted to interview or review candidates, all of the materials were well organized and logistics were handled top to bottom. Every one of the candidates was well qualified."
Scott Karol, Board MemberCooperative Processing Resources
“Renee and Lisa really took the time to seek our input. They both absolutely hit the nail on the head in terms of prioritizing the skills and traits we were looking for. I know that everybody involved in the search saw that as well. I had worked successfully with Renee in the past for executive search and I could see that Pearson obviously delivers a strong consistency in quality.”
Caren Shiozaki, Chairman of the BoardSociety for Information Management (SIM)
"Pearson Partners was very effective at giving us the best of the best. They gave us good insight into the candidates they presented to us, and we had conversations about them so that we didn't have to interview 20 people. We knew we were interviewing the right people."
Chris Burt, SVP HRLSG Sky Chefs
“We expected a diverse group of candidates, and that they be totally and thoroughly screened, and they were,” Hawkins says. “It was very clear that Pearson Partners spent a lot of time and effort with each candidate, because the detailed write-ups that we received on each one prior to the interview were right on target."
Diane Hawkins, Sr Director People & PerformanceMeeting Professionals International
“When I reached out to Pearson Partners, Renee Arrington and Lisa Thompson were in my office within 48 hours. It was unbelievable. They put my mind at ease about what the process would look like. They were in constant communication with me, and they reached outside the chess game that other recruiters play, where people are just moved around from one organization to the next. They went beyond the usual suspects to recruit from other strategic areas, such as medicine and academics, which I was excited and surprised to see.”
Jan Edgar Langbein, Chief Executive OfficerGenesis Women's Shelter and Support

 

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Retained Executive Search

We have one of the highest job-fill rates in the industry and confidently commit to successfully completing every search.
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Management Assessment

Our Assessment Services range from evaluating a single employee to analyzing the effectiveness of an entire organizational structure.
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Executive Coaching

We understand your need for high-performing executives, confidentiality and return on your investment.
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For Individuals

It’s our business to know what companies look for in top leadership; so we know exactly how to identify, assess and cultivate these qualities in executives.
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Featured Success Stories

  • Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support
  • Authentix
  • Rent-A-Center
  • Sonic
  • oneworld Global Alliance
  • Society for Information Management (SIM)
  • Natural Gas Partners
  • Morrison Supply
  • Match Group
  • Rosewood Corporation
  • Lone Star Steakhouse
  • LSGSkyChefs
  • Cooperative Processing Resources
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Greyhound
  • Fairbanks Morse Engine
  • Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
  • STI International
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • ASUG – Americas’ SAP Users’ Group
  • Reddy Ice
  • Unified Power
  • BMC – Building Materials and Construction Services
  • WellStar Health System
  • DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
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