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 […]

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 […]

A Perfect Match for Match Group

A Perfect Match for Match Group

When Match Group (MTCH) became a publicly traded company in November 2015, it needed a chief accounting officer with the specialized skills and experience to take the company into its new phase. At the time of its IPO, Match Group owned 45 brands, including Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish. Across all of its brands, the company was supporting 59 million active users in 190 countries. Match Group CFO, Gary Swidler, […]