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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

“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 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
"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 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
"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)
"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
“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
“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
"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)

 

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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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