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Founded in 2002 by executive search industry veterans Robert Pearson and Keith Pearson, Pearson Partners International is a proud member of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 global executive search organizations. With over 450 search consultants in 40 offices worldwide, we give our clients access to the highest caliber executive talent around the globe. As a member of the highly selective AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants), we actively shape our industry and its trends.

Forbes has repeatedly named Pearson Partners one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. Hunt Scanlon has twice ranked our firm among the Top 40 Executive Search Firms in the Americas and recently named IIC Partners to the Global 40 list of the world’s top recruitment providers.

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"The search was flawless. There was a lot of pressure, timing was of the essence, and we had to find the absolute best candidate. I am a huge fan of Pearson Partners. They exceeded my expectations."
Anita Vanderveer, VP PeopleSonic Corporation
“The Pearson Partners team was responsive and focused. They clearly took the search personally – more than just ‘doing the job.’ They gave me advice, kept me up to date and guided me through the search.
Gary Swidler, CFOMatch 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
“We expected a diverse group of candidates, and that they be totally and thoroughly screened, and they were,” Hawkins says. “It was very clear that Pearson Partners spent a lot of time and effort with each candidate, because the detailed write-ups that we received on each one prior to the interview were right on target."
Diane Hawkins, Sr Director People & PerformanceMeeting Professionals International
“Pearson Partners did an excellent job, and I would use them again,” Wallander says. “They were a pleasure to work with and a great partner to me, and made it easy to focus on my business responsibilities while ensuring I met the need to get new people in quickly.”
Angie Wallander, EVP & CAOReddy Ice
"Pearson Partners has very strong connections in the marketplace, providing personal networking with individuals that forge relationships with people who are transitioning, and I think that's extremely positive."
Rhonda MacAndrew, SVP HRGreyhound
“The Pearson team was extremely responsive. They worked hard to understand what we needed in our HR department. Lisa and her team were always available and responsive, and they provided top candidates. They took the time to understand our needs and the strengths and weaknesses of our HR department. I don’t think the search could have been handled any better.”
C. Jedson Nau, SVP & General CounselThe Rosewood Corporation
"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
"The best part of the partnership, for me as a business leader, is that Pearson Partners takes the time to understand our business goals, not just what we are trying to accomplish relative to recruitment needs."
Marvin Riley, PresidentFairbanks Morse Engine
“The team at Pearson Partners made a commitment to understand our firm’s strategy and culture, long before any specific assignment presented itself,” the CEO says. “We were impressed by their commitment to forging and investing in a long-term relationship, in contrast with the more typical transaction orientation of many search firms.”
CEO, Private Equity FirmPrivate Equity Portfolio Company


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Retained Executive Search

We have one of the highest search 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

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