Cowen Partners | National Executive Search + Consulting

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All searches are different

When you’re looking for a needle in the haystack, the last thing you want is more hay. Yet plenty of executive recruiters skew to the side of quantity over quality. Cowen Partners takes the opposite track: following a process that delivers stand-out candidates for your executive and leadership positions.

We know the hiring process from all sides.

We’ve seen every aspect of the hiring process as managers, business owners and executive recruiters. Today, we support executive leaders in the pursuit of exceptional talent.


qualified hires
in 30 days


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CFO Consulting

ABOUT OUR CONSULTING CFO’S We work with leading organizations across the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. We have deep strategic industry expertise as well as geographical reach. We are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to our clients

Selecting a Search Firm

Cowen Partners provides a non biased guide to selecting the right executive search firm for your organization.   Selecting a Search Firm

Executive Search Case Studies

Executive Search Case Studies

Ford vs Ferrari with Matt Damon and Christian Bale

Did you see Ford vs Ferrari with Matt Damon and Christian Bale? It doesn’t matter if you are into cars or even an American, everyone loves an underdog story! Ferrari was the “establishment”, the unbeatable status quo. Then Carol Shelby, with the resources of Ford, came along. In the movie, we saw the mercurial Henry 

Clients Past and Present


Consulting Case Studies

Issue $75M manufacturer required temporary help to improved cost accounting and inventory management processes. Solution Cowen Partners provided a manufacturing experienced CFO to work hand in hand with leadership to address poor inventory management, imprecise understanding of product costs, and delayed financial reporting. Issue $600M ecommerce retailer’s Corporate Controller gave two weeks’ notice. Solution Cowen


start-ups, rapid growth, software, private equity, venture capital, enterprise sales, executive search

Real Estate

commercial & residential construction, management groups, property developers, banking, REIT’s


biotech, pharmacy, dental, orthopedics, private practice, hospital networks, insurance

Financial Services

bank & credit union executive search, accounting, finance, ALM, credit & lending, operations


enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise performance management (EPM), business intelligence, software


public, private, non-profit, CPA firms, SEC, private equity, accounting, finance, tax, audit


I can’t believe you found someone so fast, yes we want them to start!

CFO Bank

I’m really impressed by all the qualified candidates, thank you so much

SVP Chief People Officer

I wanted to let you know we are very happy with your services, she has been great for us. Thank you for this assistance.

CFO Credit Union

I really appreciate your help finding someone for me and hope our paths cross again. I would definitely consider using you for a new search if I should have one. It was really easy to work with you.

CFO Software Company

Even after less than two months, it’s clear she is extremely well qualified and an excellent long term addition to our staff. We are very pleased to have her. Thanks for all the work you did to help make this possible.

CEO Real Estate Company

You are adamant in your search. I don’t think we have ever had a headhunter/recruiter so diligent on seeking out candidates as you are.

VP HR Seafood Company

You did what you said you’d do and I appreciate that, let me know if you ever need a reference

CEO Specialty Pharmacy

We have never seen this much activity from a recruiter before

VP Talent Acquisition

Cities We Regularly Recruit In

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Tucson, Arizona

New York, New York

Los Angeles, California

Houston, Texas

Chicago, Illinois

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Atlanta, Georgia

Long Beach, California

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Washington, DC

Tampa, Florida

Baltimore, Maryland

Austin, Texas

Memphis, Tennessee

Phoenix, Arizona

San Diego, California

Detroit, Michigan

Dallas, Texas

San Jose, California

Charlotte, NC

Fort Worth, Texas

New Orleans, Louisiana

Oakland, California

Wichita, Kansas

Boston, Massachusetts

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Seattle, Washington

San Antonio, Texas

Detroit, Michigan

Jacksonville, Florida

San Francisco, California

Indianapolis, Indiana

Denver, Colorado

Portland, Oregon

Kansas City, Missouri

Cleveland, Ohio

St. Louis, Missouri

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