Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2019

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2019

                        Q2 2019 A Message from Keith Pearson, CEO & Vice Chairman Once upon a time, the chief financial officer role was all about the numbers. But today, if you asked a CFO what keeps him or her up at night, the answer probably wouldn’t have anything to do with accounting. We asked that question of the CFO panelists […]

The Changing Role of the Chief Financial Officer

The Changing Role of the Chief Financial Officer

By Stephen P. Konstans Senior Vice President & Financial Officers Practice Leader Today’s chief financial officer manages far more complex and wide-ranging responsibilities than in decades past. In addition to the traditional numbers side of the job, finance leaders are now organizational strategists with expertise in technology, risk management, human resources, analytics and geopolitical trends. To explore the changing role of the chief financial officer, we invited a panel of […]

Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

Executive Talent 2025: What’s Now, New and Next in Global C-Suite Talent

In 2016, our professional association, The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), revealed trends in recruitment, retention and development of C-Suite leaders in its Executive Talent 2020 report. Three years later, the organization has revisited the framework of that report, having surveyed business leaders worldwide to better understand their top business challenges today and by 2025, how they currently use external advisors and how they plan to use […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Boutique Executive Search Firms Help Clients Win the War for Talent

  By Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC Vice President, Pearson Partners International When a leading Dallas-based nonprofit needed to hire a senior director of major gifts before launching a $30 million capital campaign, CEO Jan Edgar Langbein reached out to Pearson Partners International, a boutique executive search firm. “The Pearson Partners team was in my office within 48 hours and gained a deep understanding of the role,” said Langbein, CEO of […]

The Flawless Code for a Leading Information Technology Organization’s CEO

The Flawless Code for a Leading Information Technology Organization’s CEO

A Pearson Partners International Success Story Senior-level information technology professionals across the country rely on the collaboration, knowledge-sharing and resources of the Society for Information Management, or SIM. When the organization needed a new chief executive officer, they knew that with the evolving nature of the IT industry and the increasing value proposition of the association, they needed to elevate the CEO role. To do so, they needed just the […]

Passion and Experience Bring a Perfect Match to Renowned Dallas Nonprofit

Passion and Experience Bring a Perfect Match to Renowned Dallas Nonprofit

For years, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support employed a senior director of funding and community development, responsible for operational fundraising and managing large capital campaigns for special projects. When that position opened up right at the beginning of a $30 million campaign to raise capital for a new building, Genesis Chief Executive Officer Jan Edgar Langbein decided to split the former role into two new positions: a senior director of […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q1 2019

Searchlight Newsletter – Q1 2019

                          Q1 2019 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO The future is fascinating, and it will be here sooner than you think. At our March 2019 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast, many audience members were astonished when John Terrell, M.B.A., vice president of commercial development for DFW International Airport, casually announced that the airport will introduce “flying car” […]

New Practice Leaders Appointed in Pearson Partners Global Search Partnership

New Practice Leaders Appointed in Pearson Partners Global Search Partnership

New York, NY – April 2, 2019 – IIC Partners (www.iicpartners.com), one of the world’s top ten global executive search organizations, announced today the appointment of new leaders to its Practice Groups. Stephan Breitfeld, Partner of ingeniam Executive Search & Human Capital Consulting in Frankfurt has led the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group since July 2018. Mr. Breitfeld has close to 20 years of experience in the sector, recruiting for […]

The Human Capital Impact of the Aviation Internet of Things

The Human Capital Impact of the Aviation Internet of Things

IIC Partners’ Aviation Aerospace & Defense Practice Group explores the impact that the Internet of Things (IoT) and rise in connectivity will have on talent in the aviation industry. Featuring Pearson Partners Vice President Frank Morogiello The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has set its sights on the aviation industry. The advent of the “eEnabled airline” signals a departure from the traditional procurement practices exhibited by airlines where ‘boxes’ were simply […]

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 […]