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 across the globe. Read more about our history, philosophy and approach.

We have twice been named 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

"Keith and Lisa worked with us to assess individual plusses and minuses and provided a great deal of input and analysis of candidates as a starting point for us. It was a great experience, and I would absolutely recommend Pearson Partners to others."
Jesse Oliver, Deputy Executive DirectorDallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
"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
“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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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 kept to the schedule, which was aggressive. Communications were very direct, and they worked closely with our operating partners throughout the process, which didn't require me to get involved until we were down to four final candidates. The four I interviewed were of solid caliber. The entire process was tremendous; it was honestly as smooth as any hiring process I've ever experienced."
Chip Hornsby, CEOMorrison Supply
“Pearson Partners was terrific. I was absolutely convinced from the outset that Frank Morogiello truly wanted to create a successful outcome for all parties. He invested a lot of highly productive time and understood the business challenges we were trying to meet. He had a real, genuine stake in this, and I think that’s probably the key differentiator that made this search a success.”
Rob Gurney, Chief Executive Officeroneworld Global Alliance

 

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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

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