Ash Wendt
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      Ash Wendt, President

      As a founding partner of Cowen Partners, Ash Wendt has drawn on his career experience in sales and executive recruiting to build a vibrant, dynamic firm. His results-driven approach is rooted in discipline and strength of purpose and the belief that Cowen Partners fulfills a need across industries. He excels in developing strategic processes to

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      Thomas Paik | Executive Recruiter & Search Consultant | Cowen Partners
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      Thomas Paik, Managing Director

      Thomas has diverse experience supporting global brands going through transformational change. At Cowen Partners, Thomas supports executive searches in the areas of human resources, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and change management. Prior to joining Cowen Partners, Thomas was the Global Talent Acquisition Director for Mercy Corps – a leading international NGO (non-governmental organization) focusing on

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      Sam Torres | Entertainment, Athletics & Sports Executive Search | Cowen Partners
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      Sam Torres, Managing Director

      Sam Torres serves as a senior advisor, and executive recruiter for C-Suite leaders and administrators in the executive recruitment process by providing guidance on talent across all levels of senior leadership including CEO, COO, CIO, CFO, CMO, CTO, and Vice President. He personally manages the executive search process to find, recruit, and place top executive leaders. He

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      Jim O’Leary, Managing Director

      Jim has been an executive recruiter for over twenty years with a global reputation for identifying high-performing CxO/VP/Director level senior executive leaders for some of the most innovative, public, private and early-stage entrepreneurial firms. He has concluded mission critical searches in a broad swath of industries such as high technology, consumer brands, manufacturing, clean-tech, and

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      Cowen Partner’s Top 5 Executive Search Articles & Trends in 2021 | Executive Search Firm
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      Cowen Partner’s Top 5 Executive Search Articles & Trends in 2021

      In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and social and cultural issues like the Black Lives Matter Movement, the business landscape has changed drastically from what it used to be. There are new mountains to scale and valleys to cross, and businesses now require different qualities, characteristics, and skillsets from their C-suite executives. The following

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      A Profile of the Modern CMO - Best Executive Search Firm - Cowen Partners
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      A Profile of the Modern Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

      The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) role and what it entails have significantly changed over time. In the past, marketing was more of an immeasurable, trial-and-error endeavor, and CMOs were simply professionals who oversaw the marketing department and took orders from other executives. However, the business climate has changed tremendously. Advancements in technology have redefined marketing

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      CFO Equity Grants: What, How Much & When? | CFO Executive Recruiter | Top Executive Search Firm
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      Chief Financial Officer CFO Equity Grant  

      By Shawn Cole, President Cowen Partners CFO Executive Search A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is often a key employee for companies, whether at startup or later-stage pre-IPO firms. With their expertise in strategic management and financial accounting, they imbue companies with financial confidence, making them a safer bet for investors.  However, there’s fierce competition for

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      How to Hire for a SaaS Sales Team

      You’re a Software as a Service (SaaS) founder who is beginning to see success. With a product that is seeing encouraging user adoption, your retention rates are satisfactory, and there are promising signs of revenue growth. However, while these first green shoots of growth are exciting, it’s also an excellent time to ask certain questions,like:

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      Top Marketing Recruitment Trends & Articles | Best Executive Search Firm | Cowen Partners
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      Top Marketing Recruitment Trends & Articles

      As the global economy is beginning to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions, consumer behavior has changed drastically from what it used to be. The result of this is that traditional marketing techniques may not yield the desired results with the average prospective consumer.  As a result of this, companies need to

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      CFO Dive
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      CFO Dive Quotes Cowen Partners’ Shawn Cole

      Shawn Cole, CFO Practice Leader is a regular contributor and thought leader on all things CFO. When the CFO departs, who steps up? Every company needs an established talent pipeline to fill the gap when its CFO leaves. But new research from CFO Dive finds that the role — and the way it is filled

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