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      Cowen Partner’s Top Executive Search Articles & Trends in 2022

      The following articles stand out as the most searched and read from the many articles our national executive search firm published in 2022. The most widely read articles focused on executive development, tackling a looming recession, and a return to office. See below for our top articles and a summary of each.  How Public Companies

      CFO Salary Guide – 2023

      Cowen Partners is a national CFO search firm, driven to create value for our clients, and we have a long-standing record of placing exceptionally qualified Chief Financial Officers across all industries. In this post, we highlight the average CFO salary for both public and private companies based on revenue size. Other variables apply, such as location and industry. CFO Bonuses

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