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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

“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
"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
“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
"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)
"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
"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
“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
“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
“Pearson Partners was incredibly well prepared for our initial meetings,” said Bowe. “The work they did even before they had the search showed us how hard they would work right out of the gate to find our new CEO. They had more knowledge walking in the door about our company, executive team and organizational structure than any other search firm we spoke with.”
David Bowe, Board MemberDallas Lighthouse for the Blind
“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

 

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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

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