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      How to Choose the Best Private Equity CFO for Your Company

      Being the chief financial officer for a private equity company is a real test of a CFO’s mettle. A private equity CFO is expected to transform a portfolio company and achieve rapid growth within a short timeframe. The high demands of the position as well as the need for quick adaptation to company practices has

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      What is the Average General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer Salary?

      Payscale estimates the average General Counsel salary is around $166,438. In 2020, Corporate Counsel carried out a survey of the country’s best-paid general counsels. The survey took into account the base salary, cash bonus, and non equity incentives of these GCs. At the top of the list was Alan Braverman of Walt Disney, with a

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      Pre-IPO Executive Compensation

      There were 480 IPOs on the US stock market in 2020, an all-time record. This is +106% more than in 2019 with 233 IPOs. It is also 20% higher than the previous record IPO year of 2000, which had 397.  This is indicative of two things. First, we are seeing a higher rate of innovation

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      COO Executive Search Recruiters | COO Headhunters | Cowen Partners
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      How to Find a COO for Your Company

      If you are at the point where you are prospecting for a chief operations officer, then you are likely experiencing exciting times at your company. Organizations typically require a chief of operations to step in and help scale the management team to cope with exploding growth, or new opportunities.  However, these times can also be

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      When Should Your Company Start Considering Board Recruitment?

      Does my company need a formal board of directors?  While the answer to this question varies depending on the unique growth stage and opportunities of each company, this is a question every founder asks at some point – often with great reluctance. Understandably, many founders are less than keen on the subject of board recruitment.

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      Data-Driven Decision Making | Business Analytics

      Cowen Partners highlights what it means to be a data-driven business and make decisions based on financial analytics and business intelligence. As the leader of a company, CEOs make a fundamentally large portion of corporate decisions, including management, operations, and sales development. In order to do that effectively, they need to have the best, updated

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      COO Performance Metrics: How to Measure the Effectiveness of your COO

      The C-Level executives at your company are responsible for either the success or failure of your company. As the CEO, it is your responsibility to ensure that you steer the company to success.  However, you can’t do this alone. You have to work hand in hand with other C-Level Executives and senior members of your

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      Top 17 CFO Interview Questions | CFO Executive Search | Cowen Partners
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      Top 17 CFO Interview Questions

      Cowen Partners is a national executive search firm specializing in CFO executive search. We have put together the top 20 CFO interview questions below to help you screen candidates for the role of chief financial officer. 17 CFO Interview Questions These CFO interview questions cover the qualifications, skills, job duties, and other key requirements necessary for your

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      Chief Legal Officer Job Description

      The Chief Legal Officer is the head of the corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation. This role includes providing legal counsel to the board of directors, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and other senior management. CLOs must possess strong initiative, as well as excellent management and leadership

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      What Makes a Great Chief Operating Officer (COO)

      Everyone knows the major role a CEO plays in a company, but fewer people understand the significance of a COO. A chief operating officer is typically in charge of the daily operations of a company, and the duties required of this role can vary widely between businesses. The COO role is often seen as the

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