A Look Ahead to 2019–USMCA (the new NAFTA) and Economic Growth

A Look Ahead to 2019–USMCA (the new NAFTA) and Economic Growth

Whether it will be called “the new NAFTA,” “NAFTA 2.0” or its official name—the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)—the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement is expected to have a big impact on American and global business. To break down some of the potential effects of the pending trade agreement on area businesses and the economy overall, we invited three outstanding business leaders to serve as panelists at our fourth-quarter Spotlight […]

A National Search Identifies the Right Internal Candidate for DART

A National Search Identifies the Right Internal Candidate for DART

After DART’s chief financial officer announced his retirement, the transit agency’s leadership team saw an opportunity to reevaluate the distribution of executive responsibility at the transit agency, which supports an extensive network of light rail, commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services that move more than 220,000 passengers across the metroplex each day. The former CFO had not only handled finance, but also overseen a number of different departments within […]

Linda Wilkins, Advisor

Linda Wilkins, Advisor

Pearson Partners Profile What was your first job, and what was it like?  I worked at our local public library on nights and weekends in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. I learned to work with all types of individuals, particularly the disabled because our head librarian hired a lot from the disabled community. I also spent some time with a homeless man who came to the library every night. What is your business […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2018

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2018

                        Q4 2018 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO The North American Free Trade Agreement, better known as NAFTA, could be considered the most consequential trade agreement ever created. But as times change, even the most stalwart international agreements must be re-examined, and NAFTA is no exception. When NAFTA was signed into law in 1993, the World […]

Pearson in the Community: A Holiday Tribute 2018

Pearson in the Community: A Holiday Tribute 2018

Pearson Partners believes in giving back to the community, and we encourage our team members to share their time and expertise with charitable and civic organizations. In this season of giving, the Pearson Partners team would like to recognize the local organizations we each personally support, and the excellent work each does in our community. Whether it’s volunteering our time and talents or giving our treasure, we do our best […]

UT Dallas: An Economic Engine for the Region

UT Dallas: An Economic Engine for the Region

Communities that attract high-tech businesses that drive economic growth often have one thing in common: a major research university. The University of Texas at Dallas is rapidly expanding to fill that void within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. To learn how UTD is driving economic growth in North Texas region, we invited Dr. Richard C. Benson, the fifth president of The University of Texas at Dallas, to speak at our third-quarter […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2018

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2018

                        Q2 2018 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO If you live and work in North Texas, you already know what so many others around the world are even now discovering: The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a fantastic place to live and work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dallas had the highest job growth rate […]

Carolyn Simons, Vice President

Carolyn Simons, Vice President

Pearson Partners Profile What was your first job, and what was it like? The first paying job I ever held was working in a flower store the summer I turned 14. I cleaned flowers, made floral arrangements and took customer orders. I loved learning the different names of flowers and their meanings. How and when did you get started in the executive search business? I got started in executive search […]

Richardson’s Telecom Corridor and Economic Development Partnership: North Texas Business Drivers

Richardson’s Telecom Corridor and Economic Development Partnership: North Texas Business Drivers

Business is booming in North Texas, and the City of Richardson is no exception. Located just north of Dallas, the thriving community boasts an ideal mixture of small-town community and big-city business. The city’s unique vibe—combined with its strategy to attract and retain successful businesses—has made Richardson a hot North Texas job center. At our Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast on June 19, we welcomed Don Magner, First Assistant City Manager of […]

Diversity & Inclusion Report 2018—IIC Partners

Diversity & Inclusion Report 2018—IIC Partners

A recent IIC Partners study of 461 global business leaders reveals that an overwhelming number of senior executives—87 percent—believe that diversity and inclusion contribute to a stronger workforce. Yet, the same research reveals something surprising: Even companies that strongly value diversity are finding it difficult to find enough diverse talent, and many aren’t making diversity a priority in their talent searches. The research was compiled from surveys that were sent […]