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      Cowen Partners leads the nation’s top executive search firms in helping companies accelerate growth, revenue, and market share by placing top talent in leadership roles. Our highly experienced executive recruiters work with large and small companies, public and private, pre-IPO, and nonprofits. Our process connects curated candidates, ready to lead, with companies looking for the top 1% of executive talent. We provide leadership placements in less than six weeks using due diligence-driven, senior partner-backed executive search processes.


      Executive search placements span the entire C-suite: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CIO/ CTOs, CHROs, CLOs, and leadership roles including VPs, Directors, and more.



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      You succeeded where many others failed; we are grateful for your key role in helping us hire a great candidate.

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

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      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.

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