Cowen Partners | National Executive Search + Consulting

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Shawn Cole
Managing Partner
Accounting & Finance

My Clients are both small and large public and private companies and a significant amount of my time is spent recruiting for executive accounting and finance positions. A passion of mine is working with growth companies in need of experienced senior financial leaders capable of raising capital and scaling.

Recent Accounting & Finance Placements


  • Controller, Credit Union – Portland, OR
  • Finance Director, $40M Media Company – Seattle, WA
  • Senior Manager, $1B Real Estate Company – Seattle, WA
  • VP Controller, $100M Consumer Goods – Bothell, WA
  • Payroll Manager, $3B Public Company – Tacoma, WA
  • SOX Analyst, $3B Public Company – Tacoma, WA
  • Financial Reporting Manager, $700M eCommerce Company – Seattle, WA
  • CFO Credit Union – Portland, OR
  • VP Controller, $100M Telecom – Seattle, WA
  • Tax Director, $2B Real Estate Company – Seattle, WA
  • Director of Finance, $800M Manufacturing Company – Seattle, WA
  • Corporate Controller, $10M SaaS Company – Portland, OR
  • Chief Financial Officer, Medical device firm / Private Equity Partner – Portland, OR
  • Chief Financial Officer, $25M Fintech Startup / Private Equity Partner – Portland, OR
  • Chief Financial Officer, $4B Sports Apparel Company
  • Chief Financial Officer, $25M Consumer Auto Lending – Portland, OR
  • Chief Financial Officer, $200M engineering consulting firm – Portland, OR
  • Chief Financial Officer, $1.5B Bank, Washington
  • Chief Financial Officer, $1.4B Credit Union, Washington
  • Chief Financial Officer, $600M Community Bank, Oregon
  • Chief Financial Officer, $700M Community Bank, California
  • Chief Financial Officer, $200M Community Bank, Oregon
  • Chief Financial Officer, $1.1B Credit Union, California
  • Chief Financial Officer, $4B Bank, Washington
  • Chief Financial Officer, $30M Dental/ Private Equity Partner – Vancouver, WA
  • Chief Financial Officer, $150M LTC Pharmacy/ Private Equity Partner – Vancouver, WA
  • Chief Financial Officer, Food manufacturing company
  • Chief Financial Officer, Regional CPA firm – Seattle, WA
  • Chief Financial Officer, A privately held specialized construction company
  • Chief Financial Officer, An independent real estate mortgage company
  • Chief Financial Officer, Pharmaceutical company
  • Chief Financial Officer, Provider of maintenance work for business aircrafts
  • Chief Financial Officer, Real estate development company
  • Chief Financial Officer, Specialty outpatient clinics
  • Chief Risk Officer, $1.5B Credit Union – Los Angeles, CA
  • Chief Risk Officer, $2B Bank – California
  • Chief Accounting Officer, 1,000-bed for-profit regional healthcare system, member of a private equity-backed health care system
  • Chief Accounting Officer, Experienced and fully integrated land developer and homebuilder
  • Chief Accounting Officer, One of the largest aviation transporters worldwide
  • Chief Financial Officer, National law firm
  • VP Finance, $85M Real Estate Developer – Seattle, WA
  • Controller, $40M SaaS Company / Private Equity Partner – Seattle, WA
  • Controller, $10M SaaS Startup, Portland, OR
  • Controller, $300M Community Bank – Oregon
  • Controller, $1.5B Bank – California
  • Controller, $6B Bank – Seattle, WA
  • Controller, $600M Credit Union – Oregon
  • Controller, Real Estate Management Company
  • Controller, Commercial Real Estate
  • Controller, $3B Bank – Washington
  • Controller, $1.5B Credit Union – Washington
  • Vice President of Accounting/Controller, Optical company
  • Vice President of Finance/Controller, Manufacturing company
  • Vice President of Finance/Controller, Food and beverage manufacturer
  • Vice President, Controller, $200M established engineering consulting firm
  • Vice President – Internal Audit, Fortune 500 international food processing and consumer goods distribution company
  • Vice President of Finance – Power Services Division, Provider of maintenance and modification services to the power generation industry
  • Vice President, Finance, Pharmaceutical company
  • World Wide Controller, Global manufacturer of electronic components
  • Treasurer, Privately held medical technology company
  • International Tax Director, Provider of innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities
  • Finance Director and Accounting Director, Industrial inorganic chemicals company
  • Finance Director, Global consumer packaged goods company
  • Finance Director, Mobile solutions provider
  • Head of Operational Audit, Investment company
  • Group Controller, Manufacturer of advance composites for the aerospace field
  • Controller, Law Firm
  • Corporate Controller, Financial services company
  • Corporate Controller, IT services provider
  • Director and Audit Committee Chair, Publicly listed mining company
  • Director of Internal Audit, Western N.Y.-based global business process outsourcing firm
  • Director of Management Reporting, A leading financial market services and technology provider
  • Director of Revenue Cycle, Nonprofit healthcare system
  • Director of Tax and Audit Services, Consulting firm
  • Internal Audit and Risk Management Executive, Membership, insurance and travel company
  • Senior Payroll Manager, Global human resources consulting firm
  • Tax Counsel, Provider of innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities
  • Tax Director, Accounting, auditing and consulting firm
  • Assistant Treasurer, Publicly held utilities company
  • Assistant General Manager, Internal Audit, Transit authority

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