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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, succession planning and executive coaching practice to ensure executives reach their highest possible performance.

Based in Dallas, with locations across the United States, we are a member of the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants (AESC) and an independent partner firm of IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations. With offices in countries, our global reach gives our clients access to the highest-caliber executive talent from a global talent pool with cross-border, international experience and local market expertise. Read more about our history, philosophy and approach.

We have been ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Search Firms and by Hunt Scanlon as a Top 40 Americas Retained Executive Search Firm.

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Testimonials

"Going into the second interview, I asked Pearson Partners for coaching and got some really good insight and valuable feedback. As an executive search firm, they know how to treat you."
Nicole Fontayne-Bárdowell, EVP AdministrationDallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
"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
“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
"Pearson Partners understands the private equity business very well, and the cultural attributes that go hand-in-hand with that. They were in tune with our need for this person to both fit internally and interact positively with our portfolio companies. If a search firm didn't traffic in the private equity space, they wouldn't be in tune with that."
Christopher Ray, Sr Mng PartnerNatural Gas Partners
“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
"Pearson Partners has very strong connections in the marketplace, providing personal networking with individuals that forge relationships with people who are transitioning, and I think that's extremely positive."
Rhonda MacAndrew, SVP HRGreyhound
"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
"Keith and Lisa worked with us to assess individual pluses and minuses and provided a great deal of input and analysis of candidates. We have great peace of mind knowing that the process was consistent and fair and we met some excellent people that we will definitely contact if other opportunities come along. It was a great experience and I would absolutely recommend Pearson Partners to others."
Jesse Oliver, Deputy Executive DirectorDallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
“Heather and her team at Pearson Partners made a commitment to understand our firm’s strategy and culture, long before any specific assignment presented itself,” the CEO says. “We were impressed by her commitment to forging and investing in a long-term relationship, in contrast with the more typical transaction orientation of many search firms.”
CEO, Private Equity FirmPrivate Equity Portfolio Company
"The best part of the partnership, for me as a business leader, is that Pearson Partners takes the time to understand our business goals, not just what we are trying to accomplish relative to recruitment needs."
Marvin Riley, PresidentFairbanks Morse Engine

 

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Retained Executive Search

We have one of the highest search completion completion 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

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