Cowen Partners is the nation’s executive search firm, enabling companies to harness the power of human capital to fuel their success. Cowen Partners gives our clients access to the top 1% of human capital to create opportunities that accelerate their growth and market share. With Cowen Partners, clients can grow at scale, create value, and drive results with world class talent.

Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit organizations. Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 1000 companies or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include VP and director level leadership roles.

With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and private equity.
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Why We Started Cowen Partners Executive Search
Cowen Partners saw an opportunity not being met in the market. We saw that most executive search firms had a narrow focus on specific regions, or working with one or two industries. Others were filled with partners whose processes were out of date with today’s modern demands. Or worse, large firms were overstaffed with eager grads who had zero experience and no senior team support.

Cowen Partners Focuses On One Principle: Quality
Our team was developed to anticipate clients’ needs proactively, then develop a wide variety of networks where personal attention replaced automated online job ads. The reason why? Due diligence. It’s why we successfully place top executive talent in 38 days, on average.

Cowen Partners | Precision Over Quantity
We believe in sending the right candidates right away. That’s why our model focuses on precise placement of key talent. You don’t want a massive list of candidates, you want a list of the right candidates ready to lead. That’s where we come in and why clients come back to us, again and again, to place executive leadership.

Our Team Places Talent For Trajectory Level Growth
When you choose Cowen Partners, you get senior partner led searches, due diligence run networking, candidate vetting, critical review, and high level teamwork geared towards one goal: placing top talent, right away, for your role. This is how we became, and stay, a leading team of executive search consultants. Are you ready to make your next role the right one for massive growth?

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News Briefings

A Look at How Executive Search Continues to Evolve with the Times

As the business world continues to shift, so must the recruiting tactics of top companies and the executive search firms that assist them in finding top talent. In a recent survey, more than half of companies reported that they are making changes to their talent-sourcing strategy to close skills gaps and meet changing demands. A new report from

Cowen Partners Launches Operating Partners Cohort

Vancouver, WA-based Cowen Partners Executive Search has launched its operating partners cohort. The group consists of six strategic executives who are available for consulting engagements and also provide support to new and existing executive search clients. Many of the executives in the cohort have leadership experience. “These strategic operating partners reinforce Cowen Partners’ commitment to providing

5 Ways Search Firms Support the Talent Management Priorities of PE Companies

In recent years, private equity firms’ desire for top talent has reached an all-time high. This high level of demand is in response to a recognition across the industry that having the right people in key executive roles is a critical factor in how private equity firms are able to maintain growth amid significant market

Talent Continues to be the Driving Force Behind Private Equity Firms

It has never been harder to attract top talent to private equity and PE portfolio companies. “We’re seeing a huge reluctance to leave jobs for anything less than top brands, and successfully recruiting out the absolute all-stars is requiring more than just outsized economics,” said Jordan Brugg, global head of private equity for Spencer Stuart.

Press Releases

Cowen Partners Launches Operating Partners Cohort

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, October 31, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading executive search and consulting firm Cowen Partners is announcing the launch of their Operating Partners Cohort. The group consists of six strategic executives who are available for consulting engagements with a desire to provide comprehensive support to new and existing executive search clients.

Cowen Partners Origin Series: Sandy Carter

The Cowen Partners Origin Series profiles executives from across the globe who are changing the face of business. Read along to hear their stories. Sandy Carter exudes so much energy that some, she acknowledges in her LinkedIn bio, have referred to her as the “original Energizer Bunny.” In a given month, you might find the

Cowen Partners Origin Series: Jenny Dearborn

The Cowen Partners Origin Series profiles executives from across the globe who are changing the face of business. Read along to hear their stories. When Jenny Dearborn gets stuck, she often thinks back to her “forever mentor,” Karie Willyerd, and considers “what would Karie do?” “That’s what a mentor does,” Dearborn said. “They remain a

Cowen Partners Origin Series: Ana Maria Sencovici

The Cowen Partners Origin Series profiles executives from across the globe who are changing the face of business. Read along to hear their stories. Ana Maria Sencovici’s life and career path have spanned geography, industry, and function. For Sencovici, who goes by AMS, that’s no accident. “The goal for me was more focused on impact


Resource Center – Blog
Why Character Counts in CEO Candidates
Drawing the Line: Where Does the CEO End & the Board of Directors Begin?
CFO Succession Planning: Make Sure Your Finance Team Is Ready for Anything
CFO Succession Planning: Ensuring Your Company’s Future Success
Think Your Employees Need to Return to the Office? You Might Just Need Better Performance Management
Hiring for Growth: Scaling Your Workforce to Match Your Business’s Expansion
What Should a CEO at a SaaS Company Earn?
Startup Equity: Who Gets What?
What to Look for When Hiring for Cybersecurity
5 Top Tips for Hiring in the Crypto Industry
CFO Compensation in 2022
Credit Unions in the Digital Age
Succession Planning for Family Businesses
General Counsel vs. Chief Legal Officer (GC vs. CLO)
The Role of Personality in the Workplace: Are Personality Tests Accurate?
Cultural Fit Interview Questions: Examples of Best Practices
How to Conduct a Cultural Fit Assessment
Inclusive Leaders – What Are Their Roles in a Workplace?
Defining Your Company’s GTM Strategy
Hiring an Effective CMO
Using KPIs to Enhance Business Insights for the CFO
Unconscious Bias – The Main Barrier for Developing Inclusive Environments in the Workplace
Defining the Barriers of Inclusive Environments in the Workplace
2022 Trends in Executive Search
Marketing Communications Plans – How Do They Convey the Message about an Organization’s DEI Strategy?
Why Strategic Plans Play an Integral Role in Successful DEI Program Implementation
Customer Success: What It Means, Why It Matters, and More
Inclusive Environments in the Workplace: What Are the Barriers?
When to Hire an Executive Coach
DEI Talent Acquisition Strategies
What Does a General Counsel Do?
Solutions to Modern Leadership Challenges
Demand for Cybersecurity Talent
5 Diversity Recruiting Strategies Used by the Fortune 500
How to Identify the Right CEO Candidates for Private Equity Firms
Top Diversity Recruiting Strategies for 2022
Chief Marketing Officer Recruitment
The Rising Demand for Talent in Cybersecurity
What’s the optimum number of interviews according to Google?
Private Equity CEO Recruiting Strategies for 2022
How to Find the Right CFO for your Business
CEO Succession Planning Done Right
The Evolving Roles CPOs, CHROs & CAOs: How They Can Improve the Workplace in 2022
Cowen Partner’s Top 5 Executive Search Articles & Trends in 2021
A Profile of the Modern Chief Marketing Officer CMO
Chief Financial Officer CFO Equity Grant
How to Hire for a SaaS Sales Team

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How to Build a Championship Front Office
Sports Franchises | Chief Revenue Officer vs Chief Sales Officer
Sports Sponsorship: How to Elevate Your Sales Pitch with The Right Story
How Team Owners & Stadium Executives Plan to Recover
Stadium Reopening: Highlighting Improvements
Sustainability & Partnerships in American Sports
Stadium Naming Rights

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Cowen Partners – In the News
Cowen Partners Highlights Global Executives Changing the Face of Business
8 Attributes of a Great Credit Union CEO
CFO Dive Quotes Cowen Partners’ Shawn Cole
Cowen Partners is a Regular Contributor to Recruiter
Cowen Partners Featured by Bloomberg
Cowen Partners Quoted by Fortune Magazine
Cowen Partners Named to Clutch 1000 Top Service Providers
Cowen Partners Writes for the Puget Sound Business Journal
Cowen Partners Defines The Modern Credit Union CFO

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