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Featured Speaker

Mr. Stephen P Konstans

An experienced veteran of the retained executive search business, Stephen Konstans has spent more than 20 years helping companies secure candidates for critical executive roles. He has special expertise in filling high-level finance and accounting positions, such as chief financial officer or controller.

Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2005, Stephen spent five years running his own executive search and consulting practice. Building on an early career in auditing with both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, he entered the recruitment field in 1990 by joining Robert Half International, where he twice was ranked among the top 15 recruiters worldwide for accounting and financial professionals—including being ranked No. 1 in the world for one of those quarters. He later worked his way up at D. E. Foster Partners, Inc., the successor firm to KPMG's executive search practice, where he began as a senior consultant and was ultimately promoted to the director level.

Stephen served as a moderator and panelist on separate panels for the Dallas chapters of Financial Executives International and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, both times addressing the topic of helping chief financial officers attain a chief executive officer role. He also served as a panelist and moderator for a Dallas FEI chapter panel addressing "The CFO Perspective on Private Equity Backed Organizations."

Stephen is a former Certified Public Accountant.  He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Southern Methodist University and has continued graduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Stephen has served on the boards of directors for Trinity Christian Academy Alumni Association and SMU's Business Associates Program, the latter of which named him a "Mentor of the Year.“  He also serves on the advisory board for the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance.