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 […]

A National Search Identifies the Right Internal Candidate for DART

A National Search Identifies the Right Internal Candidate for DART

After DART’s chief financial officer announced his retirement, the transit agency’s leadership team saw an opportunity to reevaluate the distribution of executive responsibility at the transit agency, which supports an extensive network of light rail, commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services that move more than 220,000 passengers across the metroplex each day. The former CFO had not only handled finance, but also overseen a number of different departments within […]

Stretch Assignments Can Develop Leadership Skills

Stretch Assignments Can Develop Leadership Skills

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services As we enter a new year, many companies are taking a hard look at their leadership development programs as they prepare to onboard new executives and develop current ones. If your goal is to develop future leaders within your organization, stretch assignments can be an excellent way to assess their potential. Challenging an executive with a short-term assignment outside his or […]

Leading in the Face of Uncertainty

Leading in the Face of Uncertainty

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services At our recent Spotlight SeriesSM event, our room full of business leaders discussed the global state of uncertainty. While factors like the U.S. presidential election, the threat of terrorism and the impact of Brexit pose important risks for U.S. businesses, they are far from the only uncertainties in the business world. There are forces at work in every sector—from energy to […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2016

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2016

                        Q2 2016 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO With just a few months to go before we cast our ballots, many of us are spending a lot of time thinking about the character traits we’d like to see in our next president. If we look back on our country’s presidents, we see how many of them […]

A Four-Step Strategy for Change Management

A Four-Step Strategy for Change Management

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services It’s not easy for a successful organization to change direction, but it’s sometimes necessary. The senior leadership team may see a serious challenge on the horizon or a new opportunity for growth. A new technology or innovative business model could upend the current market dynamics, or there might be a need to update internal policies, practices or cultural values to attract and […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q1 2016

Searchlight Newsletter – Q1 2016

                        Q1 2016 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO Texas has been blessed with a thriving economy, and nowhere is that more evident than in two of its greatest metropolitan areas: Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. But business is booming all over the state, attracting new residents at a rate of about 1,000 a day. Great business opportunities […]

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind Lands New CEO

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind Lands New CEO

When Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind needed a new chief executive officer, the non-profit organization had to be sure that its next top leader had not only the expertise to oversee the agency’s employees and operations, but also broad business acumen, passion for the organization’s mission and strategic thinking skills. To find the right individual for the job, it turned to Pearson Partners International. Before winning the search, Pearson Partners’ […]

Five Tips for Hiring Senior Executives in 2016

Five Tips for Hiring Senior Executives in 2016

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services Finding the right senior executive for an opening in the C-suite can be a challenging proposition. The ideal CEO, CFO, COO, board member or other top executive needs to have the right skill set, as well as the ability to become part of the senior leadership team and fit in with a new corporate culture. Most importantly, the senior executive should […]