BI-MART store
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CEO Succession Billion+ Retailer

The Need Bi-Mart approached Cowen Partners about conducting a CEO search to replace their long time CEO. After nearly 40 years at Bi-Mart it was time to pass the baton and without any clear internal successor, they needed help finding a qualified outside CEO candidate. The Solution It was clear from early on that this

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Vicinity Energy
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CFO Billion+ Energy Provider

The Need Vicinity Energy, the nation’s largest district energy provider, had just been spun off from Veolia, one of the world’s largest public service providers, and they needed a CFO. Now owned by a French private equity group and with significant financial reporting, acquisitions, and integrations on the horizon, the CFO needed to have significant

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Ocean Beauty Seafoods
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Global Seafood General Manager Search

The Need Ocean Beauty, one of the nation’s largest and most recognized seafood companies had just built a brand new, state-of-the-art processing facility when they retained Cowen Partners’ services to find a world class General Manager. The Solution Cowen Partners identified four highly-qualified candidates across the country, all of whom worked directly for the competition.

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Wall Street
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Pre IPO Sales, Marketing, and Finance

The Need Fast growing and privately held Consumer Edge is one of the nation’s leading providers of alternative data to the world’s largest hedge funds and consumer brands. Lead by its CEO and Chief Revenue Officer, the company contacted Cowen Partners to help build out enterprise sales, data partnerships, demand generation marketing, and finance functions.

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Privately Held Coffee Chain
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Chief Technology Officer Search & IPO

The Need The largest privately owned coffee chain in the united states, owned by TSG Consumer Capital, was rapidly scaling to go public and needed an experienced Chief Technology Officer to modernize the company’s information technology systems, including fulfillment, inventory, POS, app, and drive through systems, with the goal of supporting continued growth. Ultimately, they

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Performance Management and Business Analytics consultancy
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Enterprise Sales Leadership Recruiting

The Need One of the nation’s largest performance management and business analytics consultancies was having trouble identifying and retaining qualified sales leadership. The company had relied unsuccessfully on referrals, job ads, and third-party recruiters for years without success. Experiencing high turnover and declining revenue, Cowen Partners was referred to the executive team by a new

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Barriers to Inclusive Environments in the Workplace | Top Executive Recruiters | 5-Star Executive Search Firm
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Inclusive Environments in the Workplace: What Are the Barriers?

By Linda Devonish – Mills, CAE, CPA, CMA, MBA, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant Presence of Inclusive Environments in the Workplace Diverse and inclusive environments in the workplace should serve as a sense of normalcy for organizations’ operations. The benefits of establishing a diverse and inclusive workplace should be obvious, and they can include (but

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When to Hire an Executive Coach | Top Executive Search Firm | Best Executive Recruiters
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When to Hire an Executive Coach 

Until recently, corporations hired business coaches as fixers who would come in, help meet a leadership gap or crisis, and then go on their way. But that attitude has changed dramatically within the last decade and a half.  Companies are now more proactive about their leadership needs and the difficulty of upscaling C-level skills to

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DEI Talent Acquisition Strategies | Diversity Executive Recruiters | Cowen Partners
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DEI Talent Acquisition Strategies

Why Are They Essential to Companies’ Sustainability? By Linda Devonish – Mills, CAE, CPA, CMA, MBA, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant Various studies have consistently shown trends why it is essential for companies to create diverse teams: Human capital is a company’s most important asset. Diversity, Equity, and, Inclusion (DEI) practices have become a driver

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What Does a General Counsel Do? | Legal Executive Search Firm | 5-Star Legal Executive Recruiters
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What Does a General Counsel Do? 

As the chief law officer in corporations, the Chief Counsel or General Counsel fulfills the role of principal attorney and primary legal adviser to the board and shareholders. While they frequently report directly to the CEO, the General Counsel’s job is to secure the company’s interests and protect it from operational legal risk.  With the

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