Cowen Partners | National Executive Search + Consulting

  • Corporate Office: (360) 947-2804
  • Corporate Office: (360) 947-2804

National Executive Search & Consulting Firm

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, public & private, pre-IPO, 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.

Our partner-owned model guarantees that every engagement is led start to finish by senior partners.


qualified hires
in 30 days


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Pre-IPO Executive Compensation

There were 480 IPOs on the US stock market in 2020, an all-time record. This is +106% more than in 2019 with 233 IPOs. It is also 20% higher than the previous record IPO year of 2000, which had 397.  This is indicative of two things. First, we are seeing a higher rate of innovation

Finding a COO for Your Company

If you are at the point where you are prospecting for a chief operations officer, then you are likely experiencing exciting times at your company. Organizations typically require a chief of operations to step in and help scale the management team to cope with exploding growth, or new opportunities.  However, these times can also be

When Should Your Company Start Considering Board Recruitment?

Does my company need a formal board of directors?  While the answer to this question varies depending on the unique growth stage and opportunities of each company, this is a question every founder asks at some point – often with great reluctance. Understandably, many founders are less than keen on the subject of board recruitment.

Data Driven Decision Making | Business Analytics

Cowen Partners highlights what it means to be a data driven business and make decisions based on financial analytics and business intelligence. As the leader of a company, CEOs make a fundamentally large portion of corporate decisions, including management, operations, and sales development. In order to do that effectively, they need to have the best,

Why HR Isn’t Enough For Your Next Executive Hire

Executive recruiters specialize in hiring C-Suite professionals 365 days a year, giving their clients a clear advantage. Chances are, you have taken calls from an executive search firm. In fact, you may have found a job in the past with a headhunter. Still, many CEOs don’t utilize executive recruiters to make internal hires. In this

Top 10 Executive Positions in High Demand for 2021

The global pandemic had a major impact on the business landscape in 2020. Companies all over the world had to quickly pivot their business strategies and services to stay active and relevant. This major upset also had a significant impact on business leadership needs. The C-suite spans approximately 58 job titles and covers everything from


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

CEO Healthcare

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

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

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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