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Jill C. Pearson
- IT Operations
- Marketing & PR
- Digital & Social Media
- Latin America Operations
Jill is a principal of Pearson Partners, splitting her time between our Fort Lauderdale/Miami and Dallas offices. She runs the firm’s IT, marketing, PR and web development functions.
Jill has over 25 years of experience in recruiting, human resources and marketing strategy. At Pearson Partners, she has specialized in recruiting executives and board members for corporate and not-for-profit organizations in the technology, hospitality, real estate development, construction, sales and marketing industries, with emphasis on multinational organizations with Latin America operations and global companies with U.S. offices in South Florida.
Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2002, she was vice president of global sales development at Monster Worldwide, responsible for recruiting relationships with global Fortune 500 companies in 14 countries. Previously, she ran Monster’s field sales for the Midwest, Central and Southwestern United States.
Prior to Monster, Jill managed development and partner relationships for the career portal of Interim Services (now Spherion.) Previously, she was the founder and president of InterMark Interactive, an Internet marketing and strategy firm, and was manager of Web presence and channel sales strategy at The Panda Project, manufacturer of Smithsonian-award-winning ArchiStrat servers and computers. Earlier in her career, Jill was the director of real estate and construction for Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, where she managed new store installations in the southeast United States.
Jill serves on the board of advisors of Shadowmatch USA, a behavioral benchmarking system. She also serves on the board of directors of Pinion, benefiting Special Olympics, and has been involved with a number of charitable and civic organizations in South Florida including Riverwalk Trust, Kids in Distress, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Glam-a-Thon (fighting breast cancer), and the American Lung Association.
Jill was named one of the 100 Outstanding Women in Broward County in 2011. She has served on the board of trustees of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of The Tower Club membership committee. Jill earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in finance from the University of Texas and is a member of Mensa.
What motto do you live by?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I believe in karma and being positive. Try to remember that every person you encounter may be struggling with a personal challenge. They will appreciate your kindness more than you may ever know.
Why did you feel executive recruiting was the right field for you?
I love working with people. Every day we learn about new people, businesses and industries, each with unique backgrounds, challenges and opportunities. I am fascinated by how people follow such varied paths and find it rewarding to help them build strategic teams and advance their careers.
If you had to change careers tomorrow, what job would you choose, and why?
I would go to medical school and be a physician. I love science and medicine, and would enjoy the thrill of solving mysteries and resolving crises to help people. That’s why I love executive search!