Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2012
A Message from Keith Pearson, Vice Chairman & President
While statistics show that men still hold the majority of executive-level jobs in Fortune 500 companies, Pearson Partners sees that longstanding norm losing ground. More and more of our clients are actively seeking talented women for top-level jobs, recognizing that they bring insight and perspective that can mirror that of their own clients or customers. At our recent Spotlight Series Breakfast Series event, we invited several high-profile female executives to share their thoughts on women in executive roles. Their insight was fresh, honest and in some cases, surprising. Read the highlights of the discussion in this issue of Searchlight.
In This Issue
Spotlight Series Breakfast Event:
Women Leading Companies
Creating access to capital, opportunity, talent and teamwork
As a new generation of workers comes aboard with new expectations, corporate cultures are shifting toward greater diversity and the advancement of women into high-level management positions. At our Q2 breakfast event, our panel of powerful businesswomen shared ideas on how companies can create a culture that values and recognizes the contributions of women leaders.
Tips from the Leadership Coach:
Should Your Company Go Public?
Private companies considering going public have a lot of work to do before they’re ready to take the leap. One of the biggest mistakes is to focus on share prices while losing sight of the effective decision-making necessary for a company’s long-term success. Lisa Thompson, Pearson Partners’ director of professional services, offers sound advice on laying the groundwork for a successful IPO.
Morrison Supply Company
Pearson Partners Quickly Delivers First CIO for Newly Acquired Distribution Company
Soon after its acquisition by private equity firm Advent International, Morrison Supply Company was on the hunt for its first chief information officer/vice president, whose initial task would be ensuring a solid technology foundation for fast-paced growth. Within 90 days an ideal candidate was on the job, thanks to Pearson Partners International’s nationwide search.
June DFW HR Roundtable:
The 20/20 Workplace
How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today
As any human resources professional can tell you, times have changed. The next generation of workers is increasingly interconnected and has different values than the generation who came before them. At our June DFW HR Roundtable, Kristi Erickson of PeopleResults shared insight into why and how the workplace is changing, and how smart companies are adapting.
April DFW HR Roundtable:
Avoiding the “Big Four” Diseases
Developing Yourself and Your People for Improved Health and Productivity.
The majority of U.S. companies have wellness programs, but how many can prove that theirs is actually contributing to better employee health and productivity? At our April DFW HR Roundtable, nutrition expert Elizabeth Naylor, founder of Ebenezer Wellness, shared her thoughts on what really works to change employee behavior and health outcomes—and what doesn’t.
We are conducting a search for the director of digital strategy, social media and customer engagement for one of the nation’s leading transportation companies.
Pearson Partners welcomes Deborah Sawyer as a vice president in our Dallas office, specializing in the technology, life sciences and professional services industries.
Pearson Partners welcomes David W. Palmlund III to our Dallas office, specializing in the consumer packaged goods, food service, retail and industrial industries.
We are excited to announce the opening of our new Fort Worth office, spearheaded by Renee Arrington. Read the press release.
Jill Pearson, Miami, has been named one of Broward County’s 100 Outstanding Women of the Year, 2012.
Eduardo Comella, Miami, has been named a Business Leader of the Year, 2012.
Robyne Petersen, Dallas, has been promoted to Senior Search Consultant.
Stephen Konstans was moderator at the April 10, 2012 Financial Executives International (FEI) Dallas Chapter meeting: “Working with Private Equity: The CFO Perspective”, and also presented at the May 5, 2012 Texas Society of CPAs Dallas Chapter meeting: “From CFO to CEO.”
Renee Arrington, Fort Worth and Dallas, has been named chair of the newly formed Philanthropy Committee for the DFW SIM chapter.
VP, Marketing Planning & Franchising, Sonic, America’s Drive-In
VP, Marketing, Sonic, America’s Drive-In
VP, Supply Chain Management, Sonic, America’s Drive-In
CEO USA, Norwex USA, Inc.
CMO North America, Norwex USA, Inc.
VP of Manufacturing Operations, Harbison-Fischer
Assistant Vice President / Associate, Sequel Holdings, LP
CEO, Datascan LP
President, Unified Power
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