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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.


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      Establishing Your Organization’s Product Management Model

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      Organizations want to hold on to their employees. Employees are the lifeblood of a company, and managers spend lots of time training them to produce results and meet business objectives.  When employees leave an organization, they take their knowledge and skills with them. Managers then have to find new people to fill their roles and

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