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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

“The Pearson team was extremely responsive. They worked hard to understand what we needed in our HR department. Lisa and her team 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
"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 really takes the time to get to know their candidates and the companies they work with. As a candidate, I felt very supported by Lisa and Renee, and I could feel they wanted to make sure I was making a decision that was good for me as well as their client. I felt like I was treated as a client and a friend.”
Maria MacMullin, Senior Director of Major GiftsGenesis Women's Shelter and Support
"I realized I should probably start thinking about a potential career change. I had been friends with Stephen Konstans at Pearson Partners for many years, and an occasional source on his search projects. I met with him to talk things through, and he told me about Pearson Partners' executive coaching services and introduced me to Lisa Thompson, Pearson's managing director of professional services. Lisa gave me some invaluable advice: It would be good to prepare and lay some groundwork, so if and when the time came, I'd be ready."
Mark Layton, COOVideoPlus
“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 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
“I have been able to bring an outsider’s view and experience into an organization, and ultimately an industry, that is ready for a digital awakening. This role draws upon virtually every experience I have ever had, yet is radically different. This provides me with both the challenges I need to grow, as well as the opportunities to have a broad and deep impact. My experience with Pearson stands out because each interaction was not only professional, but human. While in hindsight I learned that the initial candidate pool was large, I never felt like ‘just another candidate.’”
Johnny Dranchak, VP Innovation & Digitaloneworld Global Alliance
“Pearson Partners did an excellent job, and I would use them again,” Wallander says. “They were a pleasure to work with and a great partner to me, and made it easy to focus on my business responsibilities while ensuring I met the need to get new people in quickly.”
Angie Wallander, EVP & CAOReddy Ice
“The 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 their 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 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

 

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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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