Case Study: Lone Star Steakhouse

Case Study: Lone Star Steakhouse

Targeted Search Locates Experienced Director of Training for Restaurant Chain Although restaurant industry experience was not a deal-breaker, it would save the company from the time and expense involved in training the new employee. “We needed a combination of several different skills sets and talents, and it was a lot to ask,” says Pat Barth, senior vice president. Pearson Partners had placed Marc Buehler, the company’s chief executive officer, into […]

Case Study: Authentix

Case Study: Authentix

Finding Experienced People for Highly Specialized Jobs As a global leader in product authentication, Authentix is committed to the detection and removal of counterfeit and adulterated products from society – a boom industry in today’s shrinking global economy with its increased scrutiny on products and goods. In five years, Authentix had tripled in size, so its demand for highly specialized employees was growing. On several occasions, Authentix’s Chief Financial Officer […]

Case Study: Mark Layton, Chief Operating Officer, VideoPlus

In late 2012, Mark Layton was the CEO of PFSweb, a leading e-commerce company that he had founded. He had been running the company successfully for almost 20 years, and making a career change was the farthest thing from his mind. Circumstances began to change, however, as he was looking at various strategic alternatives for the company and the directions they might take him. “I realized I should probably start […]

Case Study: Rent-A-Center

Case Study: Rent-A-Center

New Board Members’ Diverse Expertise Helps Guide Growing Retailer As a board of directors plays a crucial role in guiding a company, its members must be chosen with utmost care. A diverse board helps ensure that those members steering the company offer a broad range of insights based on distinct skills and experience. Rent-A-Center’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Speese understood the importance of finding the right additions to […]

Case Study: Morrison Supply Company

Case Study: Morrison Supply Company

Pearson Partners Quickly Delivers First CIO for Newly Acquired Distribution Company When the global private equity firm Advent International completed its majority investment in Morrison Supply Company in November 2011, it planned to quickly double or even quadruple the size of the half-billion-dollar distribution company, which was already the fourth-largest distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies in the United States. To achieve that goal, one of the first orders of […]