Driving Efficiency & Productivity as an Operations Leader - COO Executive Recruitment
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      Driving Efficiency & Productivity as an Operations Leader

      Over the past three years, companies experienced major macroeconomic shocks that forced them to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The COVID-19 pandemic was the first shake-up that forced organizations to shut down offices and allow employees to work from home.  Next, disruptions in the supply chain led to widespread shortages of critical components necessary

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      Family Offices Compete with PE Firms for Investment Opportunities - Executive Recruiters
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      Family Offices Are Competing with PE Firms for Investment Opportunities

      Private equity firms have long been sources of investment for startup companies and organizations seeking to scale their operations. However, another investor — the family office — is growing increasingly present in the business landscape.  Family offices typically accumulate large amounts of capital, especially if they’ve been running strong for several generations. They use that

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      Shortage of Talented CEOs - CEO Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      There’s a Shortage of Talented CEOs

      The past three years have been rocky, to say the least. Macroeconomic shocks affected by a global pandemic, large-scale riots and protests, and Russia’s war in Ukraine, have changed expectations for the role of a CEO.  Other factors, such as the shift to remote work, the reopening of offices, and a mass wave of resignations

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      Choosing the Next CEO for a Family Business - Family Business Executive Search - Cowen Partners
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      Choosing the Next CEO for a Family Business

      Family-run businesses make up a significant portion of the American economy. According to the most recent census, more than 8 million independently owned businesses with fewer than 500 employees operate in the United States.  Unlike major corporations that often have extensive succession plans, small businesses must make choices as their owners near retirement. They must

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      Ash Wendt in the The Wall Street Journal

      Executives Lose a Coveted Status Symbol—Their Assistants Valerie Balensiefen remembers the directive she got from a former boss on her first day as his executive assistant in 2019: She’d been hired to support him, and him alone. If others tried to steal her time, she was to tell them to fend for themselves.  Read more

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      Talent Continues to be the Driving Force Behind Private Equity Firms - PE Recruiters & Private Equity Executive Search - Cowen Partners
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      Hunt Scanlon: Understanding Employee Attrition & Retention

      Retaining employees isn’t easy, and when they leave an organization, along goes their knowledge and skills. Managers then have to find new people to fill their roles and start training from the beginning. According to a new report from Cowen Partners, companies should consider two key metrics when monitoring their staff: employee attrition and employee

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      Talent Continues to be the Driving Force Behind Private Equity Firms - PE Recruiters & Private Equity Executive Search - Cowen Partners
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      Hunt Scanlon: The CHRO Trends for 2023

      March 7, 2023 – After several years of challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain difficulties, and economic uncertainty, organizations are wondering what to expect in 2023. Unfortunately, there are still adverse remnants of the previous three years. Among others, the war in Ukraine continues, with no end yet in sight. Nor is there any shortage

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      CFO Dive Asks About Paymentus picks ex-TiVo exec for CFO

      Paymentus’ announcement of its CFO pick comes less than a month after it handed a severage agreement to Seamon. If Seamon were terminated under certain qualifying terms and without cause, the agreement provided that he would continue to be paid his base salary and health care premiums for six months after leaving the company. Seamon’s annual base salary was $335,000, according

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