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David Pearson, SVP, People & Culture at ExtensisHR, is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of HR and client relationship management experience. He specialized in client relations acting as an adviser, subject matter expert, and creative solutions-oriented problem solver, and has held positions as a managing partner, small business owner, project manager, and numerous HR positions spanning his career. David has worked within the PEO industry for over a decade, and his core ethos is to not simply be a traditional HR practitioner, but rather an innovative, goal-driven professional with a hyper focus on the operational effects HR drives within an organization. He holds a B.S. in HR Management from Dominican College of Blauvelt, N.Y.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Be eager and excited to go into the unknown. HR is a field where everyday brings something new that is not on your "to do" list. It is important to continually learn, be open, agile, have substantial stamia, and persevere day over day.

David Pearson

David Pearson, SVP, People & Culture at ExtensisHR, is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of HR and client relationship management experience. He specialized in client relations acting as an adviser, subject matter expert, and creative solutions-oriented problem solver, and has held positions as a managing partner, small business owner, project manager, and numerous HR positions spanning his career. David has worked within the PEO industry for over a decade, and his core ethos is to not simply be a traditional HR practitioner, but rather an innovative, goal-driven professional with a hyper focus on the operational effects HR drives within an organization. He holds a B.S. in HR Management from Dominican College of Blauvelt, N.Y.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Be eager and excited to go into the unknown. HR is a field where everyday brings something new that is not on your "to do" list. It is important to continually learn, be open, agile, have substantial stamia, and persevere day over day.

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