World-Class Leadership Consulting

Pearson Partners International helps our clients build world-class management teams. As a full-service retained executive search firm, we secure top talent for some of the most challenging positions, from CEOs and CFOs to CIOs, board members and senior executives. Our track record of success has made us a trusted resource for loyal clients including Fortune 1000 companies, private equity firms and emerging businesses.

Our executive search capabilities are complemented by a professional leadership development, succession planning and executive coaching practice to ensure executives reach their highest possible performance.

Based in Dallas, with locations across the United States, we are a member of the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants (AESC) and an independent partner firm of IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations. With offices in countries, our global reach gives our clients access to the highest-caliber executive talent from a global talent pool with cross-border, international experience and local market expertise. Read more about our history, philosophy and approach.

We have been ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Search Firms and by Hunt Scanlon as a Top 40 Americas Retained Executive Search Firm.

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Testimonials

"Going into the second interview, I asked Pearson Partners for coaching and got some really good insight and valuable feedback. As an executive search firm, they know how to treat you."
Nicole Fontayne-Bárdowell, EVP AdministrationDallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
“The process was very, very thorough. Although I was eager to jump right into the role, I appreciated that the Pearson team was being very thorough, sourcing all of the candidates that would be a potential fit and not just walking in with one and saying, ‘Hey, we found your golden boy.’ I felt their sense of responsibility to their client in being certain they brought the best candidates to the table and that was evident in the process.”
Mark Taylor, Chief Executive OfficerSociety for Information Management (SIM)
“When I reached out to Pearson Partners, Renee Arrington and Lisa Thompson were in my office within 48 hours. It was unbelievable. They put my mind at ease about what the process would look like. They were in constant communication with me, and they reached outside the chess game that other recruiters play, where people are just moved around from one organization to the next. They went beyond the usual suspects to recruit from other strategic areas, such as medicine and academics, which I was excited and surprised to see.”
Jan Edgar Langbein, Chief Executive OfficerGenesis Women's Shelter and Support
"I have known Stephen Konstans for many years and have always respected his high integrity and people-centric approach to recruiting. Stephen’s superior professionalism, dedication and integrity are exceptional in the industry and reflect positively on the entire firm."
Sandy Martin, CAOMatch Group
“Pearson Partners really takes the time to get to know their candidates and the companies they work with. As a candidate, I felt very supported by Lisa and Renee, and I could feel they wanted to make sure I was making a decision that was good for me as well as their client. I felt like I was treated as a client and a friend.”
Maria MacMullin, Senior Director of Major GiftsGenesis Women's Shelter and Support
“Pearson Partners was incredibly well prepared for our initial meetings,” said Bowe. “The work they did even before they had the search showed us how hard they would work right out of the gate to find our new CEO. They had more knowledge walking in the door about our company, executive team and organizational structure than any other search firm we spoke with.”
David Bowe, Board MemberDallas Lighthouse for the Blind
"Pearson Partners was very effective at giving us the best of the best. They gave us good insight into the candidates they presented to us, and we had conversations about them so that we didn't have to interview 20 people. We knew we were interviewing the right people."
Chris Burt, SVP HRLSG Sky Chefs
"It was imperative to us that senior partners be the ones making the calls to these C-level executives. I like the fact that Keith Pearson and Renee Arrington were the ones doing the search and not passing it off to junior associates."
Ralph Stow, Chairman of the BoardSTI International
“We couldn't be happier. Pearson Partners was very responsive. I am one of the most critical people you’ll find, but they were truly a pleasure to work with. We found them to be very good partners and would enjoy working with them again.”
Pat Barth, SVPLone Star Steakhouse
"I realized I should probably start thinking about a potential career change. I had been friends with Stephen Konstans at Pearson Partners for many years, and an occasional source on his search projects. I met with him to talk things through, and he told me about Pearson Partners' executive coaching services and introduced me to Lisa Thompson, Pearson's managing director of professional services. Lisa gave me some invaluable advice: It would be good to prepare and lay some groundwork, so if and when the time came, I'd be ready."
Mark Layton, COOVideoPlus

 

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Retained Executive Search

We have one of the highest search completion completion rates in the industry and confidently commit to successfully completing every search.
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Management Assessment

Our assessment services range from evaluating a single employee to analyzing the effectiveness of an entire organizational structure.
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Executive Coaching

We understand your need for high-performing executives, confidentiality and return on your investment.
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For Individuals

It’s our business to know what companies look for in top leadership, so we know exactly how to identify, assess and cultivate these qualities in executives.
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Featured Success Stories

  • BMC – Building Materials and Construction Services
  • Sonic
  • DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
  • Greyhound
  • Reddy Ice
  • STI International
  • Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Rent-A-Center
  • Morrison Supply
  • WellStar Health System
  • Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
  • LSGSkyChefs
  • Lone Star Steakhouse
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Rosewood Corporation
  • Authentix
  • Society for Information Management (SIM)
  • oneworld Global Alliance
  • Fairbanks Morse Engine
  • ASUG – Americas’ SAP Users’ Group
  • Unified Power
  • Match Group
  • Cooperative Processing Resources
  • Natural Gas Partners
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