David Erickson-Pearson is a Centennial, CO-based retained search consultant who specializes in recruiting for community development and nonprofit sector organizations. He started his own firm – Erickson-Pearson Search – in 2003 after working as a Vice President and Senior Associate for Chicago-based Boulware & Associates Inc. for 11 years.
Prior to joining Boulware in 1992, he worked in Chicago for 10 years in senior management roles with both citywide and neighborhood-based nonprofits concerned with community development. Those roles included service as coordinator of the United Way of Chicago’s pioneering Housing Initiative, and as Economic Development Specialist for the Hull House Association.
Mr. Erickson-Pearson has extensive experience in strategic planning, program evaluation and organizational development, in issue areas ranging from economic development and housing to human services, employment and transportation. Mr. Erickson-Pearson has concentrated his work as a search consultant in the community development arena.
Most of his other search experience has been for senior managers either within nonprofit or public sector organizations. His clients have been located throughout the country in both urban and rural settings.
Mr. Erickson-Pearson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, summa cum laude, from North Park College, and a Master of Divinity degree from North Park Theological Seminary, with studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education. Mr. Erickson-Pearson is an active citizen.
His primary commitments in Chicago included service as Board Chair of the Chicago Community Loan Fund, Chair of the Chicago Jobs Council, and membership on the United Way Community Development Priority Grants Committee. Since his move to Denver in 1999, he served on the Board of Denver’s Urban Servant Corps for 9 years and on the Board of Directors of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development (formerly the National Economic Development and Law Center) in Oakland, CA for 6 years.
Mr. Erickson-Pearson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, summa cum laude, from North Park College, and a Master of Divinity degree from North Park Theological Seminary, with studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education.