Pepper Binner is the President and Founder of PLBsearch, a boutique executive search firm focused on communications, public affairs, and investor relations professionals.
Prior to launching her own firm in 2012, Pepper spent two decades in executive recruiting, most recently serving as Senior Client Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Korn/Ferry International. There, she was an original member of the firm’s global Corporate Affairs practice, where she executed hundreds of searches for Fortune 500 companies, agencies, trade associations, non-profits and academic institutions.
Pepper has a widespread reputation as a true expert in the fields of communications, public affairs and IR. She is active in industry trade organizations and a frequent panelist at events, covering topics from the latest trends in communications to career advancement and personal branding.
Earlier in her career, Pepper served in executive recruiting roles for several New York firms, including Razorfish, a leader in digital communications and marketing, Shearman & Sterling and Davis Polk & Wardwell. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies from the University of Virginia.
Pepper and her family now reside in Arlington, Virginia where she is active in the Washington, DC community and a supporter of several local nonprofits. Pepper is a member of the Alumni Association Board of St. Anne’s-Belfield School in her hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, and a past member of the Board of the Virginia Economic Bridge.