Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2019

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2019

                        Q2 2019 A Message from Keith Pearson, CEO & Vice Chairman Once upon a time, the chief financial officer role was all about the numbers. But today, if you asked a CFO what keeps him or her up at night, the answer probably wouldn’t have anything to do with accounting. We asked that question of the CFO panelists […]

The Changing Role of the Chief Financial Officer

The Changing Role of the Chief Financial Officer

By Stephen P. Konstans Senior Vice President & Financial Officers Practice Leader Today’s chief financial officer manages far more complex and wide-ranging responsibilities than in decades past. In addition to the traditional numbers side of the job, finance leaders are now organizational strategists with expertise in technology, risk management, human resources, analytics and geopolitical trends. To explore the changing role of the chief financial officer, we invited a panel of […]

Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

In 2016, our professional association, The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), revealed trends in recruitment, retention and development of C-Suite leaders in its Executive Talent 2020 report. Three years later, the organization has revisited the framework of that report, having surveyed business leaders worldwide to better understand their top business challenges today and by 2025, how they currently use external advisors and how they plan to use […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

  By Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC Vice President, Pearson Partners International When a leading Dallas-based nonprofit needed to hire a senior director of major gifts before launching a $30 million capital campaign, CEO Jan Edgar Langbein reached out to Pearson Partners International, a boutique executive search firm. “The Pearson Partners team was in my office within 48 hours and gained a deep understanding of the role,” said Langbein, CEO of […]

Profile: Custis Hoge, Advisory Board Member

Profile: Custis Hoge, Advisory Board Member

Pearson Partners advisory board member, Custis Hoge, is a senior managing director with Toppan Merrill LLC, a leader in financial printing and communication solutions. He serves on the board of TeXchange Dallas and is an advisory director of the National Association of Corporate Directors TriCities Chapter in Austin. What was your first job, and what was it like? I had three first jobs. I worked in the bag room at […]

Stephen Konstans Promoted to Senior Vice President and Named Financial Officers Practice Leader for Pearson Partners International

Stephen Konstans Promoted to Senior Vice President and Named Financial Officers Practice Leader for Pearson Partners International

(DALLAS, TX – June 15, 2019) — Pearson Partners International, a global retained executive search firm, has promoted Stephen Konstans to the role of senior vice president and named him as the firm’s Financial Officers Practice Leader. Konstans has been with Pearson Partners since 2005, most recently as a vice president. “Stephen is both a people person and a numbers person. He represents the exact mix that our clients seek […]

Keith Pearson Elected Chair of the North Texas Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Keith Pearson Elected Chair of the North Texas Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Pearson Partners CEO named to top leadership role to spur strategy, awareness, fundraising for blood cancer research. (DALLAS, TX – July 1, 2019) — Keith Pearson, CEO of Pearson Partners International, has been elected 2019–2020 chairman of the board of trustees of the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A longtime fundraiser, volunteer and member of the chapter’s Team in Training, he has served on the advisory […]

The Flawless Code for a Leading Information Technology Organization’s CEO

The Flawless Code for a Leading Information Technology Organization’s CEO

A Pearson Partners International Success Story Senior-level information technology professionals across the country rely on the collaboration, knowledge-sharing and resources of the Society for Information Management, or SIM. When the organization needed a new chief executive officer, they knew that with the evolving nature of the IT industry and the increasing value proposition of the association, they needed to elevate the CEO role. To do so, they needed just the […]

Passion and Experience Bring a Perfect Match to Renowned Dallas Nonprofit

Passion and Experience Bring a Perfect Match to Renowned Dallas Nonprofit

For years, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support employed a senior director of funding and community development, responsible for operational fundraising and managing large capital campaigns for special projects. When that position opened up right at the beginning of a $30 million campaign to raise capital for a new building, Genesis Chief Executive Officer Jan Edgar Langbein decided to split the former role into two new positions: a senior director of […]

Disruptive Business Models: Innovative Ideas Transforming Industries

Disruptive Business Models: Innovative Ideas Transforming Industries

In a technology-enabled, globally interconnected world that often feels like it is set on hyperdrive, business leaders must always think a few years ahead to anticipate and prepare for whatever is coming next. Proactively capitalizing on disruptive ideas—at exactly the right time—has become the key to beating the competition and earning the hearts and minds of customers. To explore the topic of disruption, we invited four forward-thinking business leaders to […]