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 […]

Landing a Coveted Board Seat: CIO Insight from Renee Arrington

Landing a Coveted Board Seat: CIO Insight from Renee Arrington

Pearson Partners SVP and CIO practice leader Renee Arrington was recently interviewed by HMG Strategy about how CIOs and other senior-level IT executives can pursue a corporate board seat. Renee is a frequent speaker at HMG Strategy’s CIO Executive Leadership Summits, an industry-leading series of events across the U.S. that focus on critical trends shaping the agenda for today’s technology executives. As a growing number of CIOs express interest in […]

What Makes a CEO ‘Exceptional’? From McKinsey & Company

What Makes a CEO ‘Exceptional’? From McKinsey & Company

New insight from McKinsey & Company shows that “exceptional” CEOs are twice as likely to have been recruited from outside the company as promoted from within. What makes these CEOs exceptional, and why are externally recruited CEOs better performers? “Exceptional CEOs are twice as likely to have been hired from outside the company.” McKinsey & Company assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for […]

Stay on Top of the Headlines and Be Ready to React

Stay on Top of the Headlines and Be Ready to React

As we enter the new year in the home stretch of the presidential transition, analysts have offered both optimistic and pessimistic forecasts about the new administration’s impact on the U.S. economy. The daily headlines about Trump’s cabinet choices and potential policy decisions have made it difficult for corporate boards and senior leadership teams to plan their strategies for the coming year. Considering this uncertainty, it makes sense for senior executives […]

TweetChat: Executive Search & Boards of Directors – August 9, 2016

TweetChat: Executive Search & Boards of Directors – August 9, 2016

A recent AESC BlueSteps Executive Career Insider TweetChat featuring Pearson Partners’ Keith Pearson (@KeithDPearson) and our team.

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Successful companies know their best customers—or think they do. Usually, they look at annual sales because that’s an easy number to measure. But those sales figures don’t show the entire picture. For example, your best customer for the past few years might cut back on purchasing this year, leaving you scrambling to fill the gap. Customer engagement is another important factor that is difficult to quantify or predict. A customer […]

TweetChat: Executive Search & Boards of Directors – August 25, 2015

TweetChat: Executive Search & Boards of Directors – August 25, 2015

A recent BlueSteps Executive Career Insider TweetChat featuring Pearson Partners’ CEO Keith Pearson and our team. [View the story “Executive Search & Boards of Directors” on Storify]

Finding Technology Talent for the C-Suite

Finding Technology Talent for the C-Suite

It’s not easy today to find talented technology professionals at any level of the organization. That’s why many companies outsource technology projects such as basic coding and development of web, mobile, database and CRM platforms. However, most major companies and nonprofits need in-house supervisors and managers who understand the information tec hnology (IT) field, managing outside suppliers, and keeping projects moving forward on schedule. That’s why savvy HR professionals attend […]

Make Risk Management a Priority for 2015

Make Risk Management a Priority for 2015

As the U.S. economy continues to forge ahead, many companies are focusing on their growth opportunities in the New Year. That might mean acquiring a competitor, launching a new product line, opening new offices or obtaining a substantially larger line of credit. For many businesses, greater prosperity may be right around the corner. But the senior leadership team (SLT) also needs to make risk management a priority for 2015. The […]

Why Gen Xers Are Critical to Your Succession Plan

Why Gen Xers Are Critical to Your Succession Plan

  by Judy Stubbs, Vice President As published in Direct Selling News November issue When it comes to the U.S. working population, all age groups are not created equal. There are significant differences in the fundamental values and predominant work styles of different generations. That raises a wide range of talent-related issues for organizations, including how to attract, develop and retain executives at different stages of their careers. However, there […]