Therio Partners Leadership and Team


Therio Partners Stacy PursellStacy Pursell, CPC, CERS, is an internationally respected retained Executive Search Consultant, based in the United States and ranked in the top 1% of search consultants worldwide. Considered the “go to expert” in the Pet Health Ecosystem and in Animal Agriculture, Stacy is a strategic partner to her clients, providing the most effective talent centric solutions.

A thought leader in Animal Health & Nutrition, Pet Technology and Veterinary Medicine, Stacy has been quoted in CNN, Money Magazine, Today’s Veterinary Business, NAVC, AVMA, DVM 360, and Veterinary Practice News.

Stacy’s attention to detail, ferocious work ethic and global reputation has driven Therio Partners to be the industry’s most respected high-end executive search firm. Stacy is consistently chosen for her client’s most challenging searches because of her dedication to get the job done right.

Stacy’s philanthropic experience includes her serving on the board of directors of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) and currently serving as an Advisory Board Member for the Professional Science Master’s programs (PSM) at Kansas State University’s Olathe campus.

DARRELL PURSELL – Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Co-Founder of Therio Partners

DP HeadshotDarrell Pursell, CPC, CPA and Co-Founder of Therio Partners is an internationally respected retained Executive Search Consultant. He entered the executive search field after a successful career in public accounting. Darrell held roles of increasing responsibility with Deloitte and Touche and Ernst & Young, providing business advice to senior leadership of SEC, Fortune 500 companies, middle market clients and start-up ventures. He then become Corporate Controller and acting CFO for a telecommunications company and stayed through the sale of the company to Cox Communications. He has diverse industry experience including Animal Health & Nutrition, Pet Care, Veterinary Medicine, Health Care, Telecom, Software, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Institutions and Higher Education.

The Therio Research Team

Our research team includes some of the most experienced and knowledgeable project managers in the Pet Care Ecosystem and Animal Agriculture. With more than 30 years of combined experience they have helped identify some of the highest performing leaders for more than 500 critical roles. The research project management team, led by our Director of Research, deliver talent mapping/pipelining that deliver the business intelligence allowing our clients to make the best leadership decisions.