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 […]

An Innovative VP for oneworld

An Innovative VP for oneworld

When oneworld, an alliance of some of the world’s leading airlines, set a vision for the future that included a significant change in strategic direction, it was time to augment the leadership team with new thinking and capabilities. The company is the world’s most highly awarded airline alliance, bringing together 14 of the world’s leading airlines that generate over $130 billion in annual revenue. Its new vision includes a stream […]

Working with the Board to Find a New Leader for CPR

Working with the Board to Find a New Leader for CPR

When a board of directors needs to replace an organization’s top executive, it can be challenging to find the time, connections and consensus to locate and attract the right person for the job. So when the board of Cooperative Processing Resources (CPR) felt the organization needed a new president and chief executive officer, the group decided to enlist the help of an executive search firm. CPR provides software solutions to […]

A Perfect Match for Match Group

A Perfect Match for Match Group

When Match Group (MTCH) became a publicly traded company in November 2015, it needed a chief accounting officer with the specialized skills and experience to take the company into its new phase. At the time of its IPO, Match Group owned 45 brands, including Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish. Across all of its brands, the company was supporting 59 million active users in 190 countries. Match Group CFO, Gary Swidler, […]

A New HR Leader for Rosewood Corporation

A New HR Leader for Rosewood Corporation

When The Rosewood Corporation’s vice president of human resources decided to retire after a 35-year tenure with the company, she was leaving behind some very big shoes to fill. Having served as HR leader for 15 years, she was well liked and had become a trusted ear for the firm’s employees, many of whom felt uncertain about the change. The company wanted to bring in someone from outside the organization, […]

Private Equity Company Acquires New Portfolio CFO

Private Equity Company Acquires New Portfolio CFO

When a small private equity portfolio company’s chief financial officer announced his retirement—and the fact that he would be leaving quickly—the private equity owners jumped into action to fill the position. “We had a short time frame before our retiring CFO departed,” the company’s CEO says. “As a small, middle-market company with limited resources, we had to act quickly.” With intensive manufacturing operations, as well as offshore sourcing capabilities, the […]

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind Lands New CEO

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind Lands New CEO

When Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind needed a new chief executive officer, the non-profit organization had to be sure that its next top leader had not only the expertise to oversee the agency’s employees and operations, but also broad business acumen, passion for the organization’s mission and strategic thinking skills. To find the right individual for the job, it turned to Pearson Partners International. Before winning the search, Pearson Partners’ […]

Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals International

Making the Match: Pearson Partners Secures COOs for Global Meeting and Event Association When a global membership organization needed two new, uniquely qualified chief operating officers within a three-year period, it turned to the same, proven executive talent resource both times: Pearson Partners International. Dallas-based Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest global meeting and event industry association, with approximately 18,500 members belonging to more than 80 chapters and clubs […]

Case Study: STI International, Inc.

Case Study: STI International, Inc.

STI International, Inc. New CEO Helps Precision Firearm Manufacturer Take Aim at New Markets STI International, Inc., having earned a reputation for manufacturing the finest competition firearms in the world, could not make products fast enough to satisfy intense demand. Still, the ESOP company aimed to expand beyond its dominant position in the competitive market, and expand their product offering and retail availability to the sport and leisure shooter. After […]

Pearson Partners Places Illinois Institute of Technology Provost

Pearson Partners Places Illinois Institute of Technology Provost

Pearson Partners International is pleased to announce that Illinois Institute of Technology has selected Frances Bronet, distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon since 2005, to succeed Alan W. Cramb as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. Pearson Partners conducted the nationwide search, in concert with the IIT search committee. Frances, who currently holds the position of acting […]