Mickey Pearson

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Business Recruiter

Economic Development

With nearly a decade of experience in talent acquisition and recruiting operations, Mickey Pearson joined APEX as the Business Recruiter in March of 2024. In this role, he leverages his expertise in strategic outreach, relationship building, and market analysis to attract new businesses across the 10 county region of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.


Throughout his career, Mickey has excelled at understanding business needs and building connections across diverse industries. He has supported hyper-growth startups like Deel and Updater, premier advertising agencies such as McCann Health and Klick, as well as innovative healthcare organizations including City of Hope. His deep passion for people allows him to effectively match growing businesses with opportunities and talent to aid their growth.


A Duluth resident since 2007, Mickey is proud to call the Northland his home. He and his wife, Keely Pearson (Barr Engineering, 2016 DNT 20 under 40 honoree), live in the Congdon neighborhood with their three teenage sons, all of whom attend Duluth Public Schools. Deeply involved in the local community, he has served on several boards, including Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, Duluth DEVO, and nine years with the Whole Foods Co-op board.


When not supporting APEX's mission, Mickey indulges his love of music, movies, and an active lifestyle through running, mountain biking, and Peloton rides. His outgoing, cheerleader mentality and optimism for the future make him well-equipped to elevate the region's economic development efforts.

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