Searchlight Newsletter – Q1 2012
A Message from Keith Pearson, Vice Chairman & President
What an honor it was to host Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings at our first-quarter breakfast series event! Living and working in the Dallas area, we tend to take for granted the many cultural and economic opportunities we have here. It was fantastic to hear the inside story about the many ways our city is growing and improving—and to learn a bit about the city’s up-and-coming hot spots for business opportunity. For those of you who missed Mayor Rawlings’ visit, we’ve included the highlights of the discussion in our breakfast event summary below. Read the highlights of the discussion in this issue of Searchlight.
In This Issue
Spotlight Breakfast Event:
A Discussion with Mayor Mike Rawlings
Dallas is a great place for business, and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wants to keep it that way. At our recent breakfast series event, Mayor Rawlings shared his plans to move the city forward and build future business opportunities by focusing on two major areas: education and continuing growth.
Tips from the Career Coach:
Ask for the Job—And Keep Asking!
When you’re in front of an interviewer, it may seem obvious that you’re there because you want the job. But few candidates come right out and ask for it—and doing so can make all the difference. Our Director of Professional Services, Lisa Thompson, has great advice on how to make your intentions clear and memorable.
Rapid growth has made SONIC an instantly recognizable brand for millions of Americans. To continue the company’s upward momentum, SONIC needed a senior vice president and chief marketing officer with deep marketing experience in the quick-service restaurant business. It was a tough order to fill, but Pearson Partners delivered.
Recent DFW HR Roundtable:
New & Social Media: Powerful Tools for HR Leaders
Where are all of your customers? Online, using social media to share and learn. If you and your company aren’t using social media, a big untapped opportunity may be passing you by. At our recent DFW HR Roundtable, Patti Johnson, founder and chief executive officer of PeopleResults, explained why social media matters and listed the best sites to build an online presence.
Pearson Partners in the Community:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Pearson Partners believes in giving back to the community. Keith Pearson talked with us about his involvement with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, his personal reasons for his passion and the society’s vital role in the community.
We are conducting a search for a chief executive officer USA for a global direct selling company. Our client makes innovative cleaning and personal care products that do away with the need for chemicals that are harmful to consumers and the environment.
We are conducting a search for a chief technology officer for a private-equity backed provider of low-cost, white-labeled multi-channel financial services (“MFS”) for mobile network operators, financial institutions and retailers.
Pearson Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Renee Arrington to Senior VP.
Pearson Partners announces the appointment of Warren Strickland, Owner of Ranger Ventures, to our Board of Directors.
Pearson Partners welcomes Admiral James Walley, President, CE2 Solutions Inc., to our Advisory Board.
Pearson Partners welcomes Sarah Bowie, a new search consultant specializing in healthcare.
President, TMX Finance
Chief Financial Officer, Strategic Equipment & Supply Corp.
Chief Information Officer, Morrison Supply Co.
Chief Operating Officer, Meeting Professionals International
Chief Marketing Officer, SONIC Corp.
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