Searchlight Newsletter – Q4 2013

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                        Q4 2013

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A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO

December caps a milestone year for Pearson Partners, as we open our newest office in Houston this month to better serve our clients in the energy, oil and gas industries. Chris Reinsvold has joined our team in Houston as vice president, bringing significant knowledge gained from more than 25 years of management and search experience in the energy sector, primarily in upstream oil and gas and the oilfield equipment and services sectors. Learn more about Chris in our press release in this newsletter.

Our expansion in Houston is just one of the things we’re excited about as we enter the new year. As part of our succession plan, Bob Pearson has handed the chief executive officer reins to me, and will continue to serve as our chairman of the board. I am excited to take the firm into our next phase of growth.

Our senior vice president, Renee Arrington, recently spoke in Washington D.C. at the IDG IT Roadmap Conference, the third in her series on Personal Branding for CIOs and senior IT executives. Watch for her upcoming presentations at IT Roadmap Chicago in March and IT Roadmap Denver in June.

As we discussed at our recent fourth-quarter Spotlight Series breakfast, the economy appears to be continuing its slow march to recovery. Greg Young, senior portfolio manager with Bernstein Global Wealth Management, led our annual forward-looking economic discussion about the growth state of the global economy and how current trends in stocks and bonds might affect our investments in 2014. Don’t miss the summary of our discussion in this issue—your investment portfolio will thank you.

Pearson Partners wishes you and yours a joyous holiday and new year.

In This Issue

Spotlight Series Breakfast:
2014: Slow Recovery or the New Normal?

While positive economic progress is welcome news, the dramatic downturn we’ve lived through has left some scars. Navigating successfully through this unprecedented recovery requires accurate insight into the global and domestic economic environment. At our recent Spotlight Series breakfast, Greg Young, senior portfolio manager with Bernstein Global Wealth Management, led our discussion about current economic and stock market conditions and a look at 2014 and beyond.
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Tips from the Leadership Coach:
Control Change or Be Controlled

Maintaining the status quo is rarely the safest approach in a rapidly changing business environment. Instead, many successful companies take a proactive approach, says Lisa Thompson, our managing director of professional services.
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Pearson in the Community:
March of Dimes

Pearson Partners believes in giving back to the community. Our principal, Robyne Petersen, is passionate about the mission of the March of Dimes.The birth of a child is one of life’s highlights, but for families whose babies are born too early, this milestone that should be joyful is instead a time of fear and worry. The March of Dimes aims to improve the health of premature babies and support their families, providing for research and programs to save babies born prematurely or with birth defects.
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Dr. Constantine Konstans Distinguished Professorship

Pearson Partners International lost a beloved friend and colleague when Dr. Constantine “Connie” Konstans passed away this year. His memory will live on in perpetuity through an elevated professorship in his name at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was a professor at the Naveen Jindal School of Management and founder of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance.
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