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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 can’t believe you found someone so fast, yes we want them to start!

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      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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