Cowen Partners | National Executive Search + Consulting

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      Cowen Partners is a national executive search and consulting firm. Industry agnostic, our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit organizations. Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 500 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.

      We know the executive recruiting process from all sides.

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


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      Succession Planning For The C-Suite

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      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

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      CEO Specialty Pharmacy

      We have never seen this much activity from a recruiter before

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      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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