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 […]

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 […]

Stephen Konstans Promoted to Senior Vice President and Named Financial Officers Practice Leader for Pearson Partners International

Stephen Konstans Promoted to Senior Vice President and Named Financial Officers Practice Leader for Pearson Partners International

(DALLAS, TX – June 15, 2019) — Pearson Partners International, a global retained executive search firm, has promoted Stephen Konstans to the role of senior vice president and named him as the firm’s Financial Officers Practice Leader. Konstans has been with Pearson Partners since 2005, most recently as a vice president. “Stephen is both a people person and a numbers person. He represents the exact mix that our clients seek […]

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 […]

Pearson Partners International Names Renee Baker Arrington President and Chief Operating Officer

Pearson Partners International Names Renee Baker Arrington President and Chief Operating Officer

(DALLAS, TX – June 4, 2019)  – Pearson Partners International, a global retained executive search firm, has promoted Renee Baker Arrington to the role of president and the newly created role of chief operating officer, effective June 1, 2019. She has been with the firm for 13 years, is a member of the board of directors and most recently served as senior vice president. Founding Partner Keith Pearson will retain […]

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” […]

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 […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2018

Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2018

                        Q4 2018 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO The North American Free Trade Agreement, better known as NAFTA, could be considered the most consequential trade agreement ever created. But as times change, even the most stalwart international agreements must be re-examined, and NAFTA is no exception. When NAFTA was signed into law in 1993, the World […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2018

Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2018

                        Q2 2018 A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO If you live and work in North Texas, you already know what so many others around the world are even now discovering: The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a fantastic place to live and work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dallas had the highest job growth rate […]

Forbes: America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2018

Forbes: America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2018

Pearson Partners is honored to have been recognized as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms by Forbes for the second consecutive year. We had the same honor in 2017 and we couldn’t be prouder of our hard-working team. “The hiring process is rarely simple, whether you’re scouring the job market for your next employer or your next employee. Seventy-six percent of hiring managers admit attracting top talent is their greatest […]