Sharon Pearson is a Managing Director and Head of Investor and External Relations at PJT Partners, based in New York. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Ms. Pearson worked at Morgan Stanley for 15 years in Equity Research, most recently as a Managing Director. She was the Associate Director of North America Equity Research for five years where she managed the consumer/retail, financials and technology, media and telecom research teams. Previously, Ms. Pearson was a Senior Equity Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley for ten years. She was the #1 Institutional Investor ranked Specialty Softlines Retail analyst for three years and ranked in the top three for five consecutive years. Prior to that, Ms. Pearson spent five years in Equity Research at Montgomery Securities. Ms. Pearson serves on the Board of Trustees at Churchill School and Center, New York, where she is a member of the Executive and Finance Committees. Ms. Pearson received her BA from York University, England.