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      CFO Dive Asks Cowen Partners About CFO Moves at Prudential Financial & Tax Prep Giant H&R Block

      Prudential Financial and Tax Preparation Giant H&R Block are the latest companies to deliver news of financial leadership shuffles alongside earnings this week. Shawn Cole, president at the executive search firm Cowen Partners, said executive announcements like the “well-received” news at Costco this week can “stand alone” if they are viewed as positive. Costco shares were up 8%

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      Cowen Partners in Corporate Board Member Magazine

      How to access world-class leadership. As the business world continues to shift, so must the executive recruiting tactics of top companies. In a recent survey, more than half of companies reported that they are making changes to their talent-sourcing strategy to close skills gaps and meet changing demands. Read more HERE About Corporate Board Member With

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      Boardroom Pulse: Cowen Partners on Finding the Right CEO

      When the time comes to bring on a new CEO to breathe a sense of renewed life into an aging organization, you’ll need to determine your primary objectives and find someone capable of executing them. CEOs, like all people, have different strengths and weaknesses, so selecting one whose strengths align with your organizational goals is

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      Nike layoffs: Three things workers can expect as their next work and life phases begin

      The Portland Business Journal asks Shawn Cole and Thomas Paik of Cowen Partners on what a career after Nike can look like. Read more HERE About American Business Journals American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States, with 44 business publications across the country reaching more

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      Yahoo Finance Asks Cowen Partners About Spotify’s CFO Search

      What the sudden exit of Spotify’s CFO says about the skills companies want in 2024 Read more HERE About Fortune Fortune drives the conversation about business. With a global perspective, the guiding wisdom of history, and an unflinching eye to the future, we report and reveal the stories that matter today—and that will matter even more

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      Cowen Partners on Earnings Season CFO Moves

      Announcing CFO exits and entrances during earnings season can pave the way to a smooth transition — but there can be downsides. Shawn Cole, president at the executive search firm Cowen Partners, said executive announcements like the “well-received” news at Costco this week can “stand alone” if they are viewed as positive. Costco shares were up 8%

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      A Change in Perspective: The Next Generation of Credit Union Leadership

      In the coming years, the American workforce is set to experience a major shift. As baby boomers retire, younger generations are poised to take the reins in virtually every industry.  This transition is smoother in some sectors than others. In the world of credit unions, it’s becoming a somewhat bumpy ride. This is an era

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      It’s All in the Process: Optimizing Your Strategy for Recruiting Your CEO

      Depending on how long your company has been in business, you might have plenty of experience recruiting new employees as positions become available. Often, your recruitment strategy for different roles looks more or less the same.  However, when it comes to recruiting your next CEO, your process is (or at least should be) a little

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