Case Study: Pfingsten Partners—Unified Power

Case Study: Pfingsten Partners—Unified Power

Pearson Partners Finds the Right Leader for a Private-Equity Portfolio Company In 2011, Chicago-based private equity firm Pfingsten Partners LLC invested in On Computer Services, a national power service and products company based in Terrell, Texas, and merged it with another company to create a new entity called Unified Power. Pfingsten Partners knew the business had enormous potential to grow into the premier independent company of its kind in North […]

Case Study: Greyhound

Case Study: Greyhound

Executives in Transition: Nothing But the Best for Greyhound’s Best and Brightest When Greyhound decided to move many of its shared service functions to its parent company, even top-level employees were not immune to the layoffs. Knowing that these valued executives would face a tough job market, Rhonda MacAndrew, Greyhound’s senior vice president, human resources, wanted to be sure they had every opportunity to successfully transition into new jobs. “I […]

Case Study: Building Materials Corporation

Case Study: Building Materials Corporation

  The Right Candidate at the Right Time to Lead BMC Dallas/Fort Worth In the Western U.S., the building supply and materials market was booming in late 2012—especially in Texas, where the economy had taken less of a hit than the rest of the nation. The Boise-based building supply and service company BMC was making a strong comeback after rebuilding from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in 2010 and transitioning from public […]

Case Study: Reddy Ice

Case Study: Reddy Ice

Fast-Turnaround Search Fills Two Highly Strategic Roles at Reddy Ice Producing about 18,000 tons of ice daily for consumers and businesses, Reddy Ice is implementing company-wide transformation designed to firmly secure its position as the largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice products in the United States. As part of this organizational makeover, Angie Wallander, chief administrative officer for Reddy Ice, had two newly created jobs to fill: vice president, […]

Case Study: Natural Gas Partners

Case Study: Natural Gas Partners

Pearson Partners finds “perfect” candidate for “impossible” executive search As a $7.3 billion family of private equity funds that invests in energy companies, Natural Gas Partners does everything possible to ensure the success of the companies it sponsors. Because assisting those companies with risk management and environmental policies makes good business sense, in 2010 Natural Gas Partners created a new position to take on the task: Director of Portfolio and […]