Is Your CFO Hiring Budget Realistic? - CFO Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      Is Your CFO Hiring Budget Realistic?

      Ask anyone “Who is in charge of a company?” and they’ll tell you it’s the CEO. That may be true, but a competent CFO is essential if you want your company to move in the right financial direction. Hiring the right CFO for your company is often harder than it sounds. Competition is fierce for

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      Your Complete Guide to Hiring the Right CFO - CFO Recruiters
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      Your Complete Guide to Hiring the Right CFO

      Hiring for any position in your C-suite requires an in-depth understanding of the role you’re looking to fill and how the candidate you ultimately choose will move your company forward.  With that said, as you move to execute your CFO hiring strategy, you and your team will likely have a lot of questions, ranging from

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      When to Change Your Executive Recruitment Process | Top Executive Recruiters
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      Is It Time to Change How You Hire Executives?

      You know how to recruit and hire great company leaders. Or do you? In a world changed by both COVID and technology, the archetype of a successful CEO is changing, too. Executives are much like brand ambassadors — if customers, shareholders, and even other employees like your executives, they’re more likely to support your company

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      Is Your Management Team Working for You? - Private Equity Executive Recruiters
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      Is Your Management Team Working for You?

      What’s the biggest issue facing today’s private equity firms and portfolio companies? You might think it’s the impending recession or record-high inflation.  However, a survey conducted by management consultant company AlixPartners has found otherwise — a significant portion of surveyed private equity firms and portfolio companies named recruiting and retaining talent as one of their

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      Stop Hiring for Charisma: 5 Traits to Look for Instead - Executive Recruitment
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      Stop Hiring for Charisma: 5 Traits to Look for Instead

      You’re getting ready to hire a new CEO, and you’re down to two candidates. Both are equally qualified, but one has charismatic magnetism like you’ve never seen before. The other does not. Which do you choose? If you’re like most hiring managers, you’d go for the charismatic one in a heartbeat. It’s easy to see

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      CFO Succession Planning for Finance Teams | CFO Recruiters
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      CFO Succession Planning: Make Sure Your Finance Team Is Ready for Anything

      Good CFOs will constantly optimize your company’s financial strategy, but great CFOs will do so while also ensuring that there’s a team of finance professionals ready to step in and take their place.  When it comes to your company’s finances, nothing should be left up to chance. With that said, CFO succession planning is essential

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      7 Strategic Reasons to Work With an Executive Recruiter for Your Search - Executive Recruiters - Cowen Partners
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      Seven Strategic Reasons to Work With an Executive Recruiter for Your Search

      Hiring at the executive level is a critical process, and the outcome will affect your company for many years. The person you hire will play a role in determining the direction of your company, aligning the business, inspiring and mobilizing employees, and engaging with stakeholders. Finding the best executive for the job is not just

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      CFO Succession Planning: Ensuring Future Success - CFO Recruiters
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      CFO Succession Planning: Ensuring Your Company’s Future Success

      Knowing your company has a competent, engaged CFO is a great feeling. But what if something unexpected were to happen and leave your finance department without a leader? If you have a detailed, long-term CFO succession plan, you should be able to switch to new leadership with relatively little disruption. However, if you haven’t invested

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      Discovering Exceptional Private Equity Operating Partners: A Guide - Private Equity Executive Recruiters
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      Discovering Exceptional Private Equity Operating Partners: A Guide

      By Shawn Cole, President Cowen Partners Executive Search Private equity operating partners play a crucial role in the success of private equity firms. These highly skilled professionals bring their industry expertise and operational acumen to drive value creation and operational improvements within portfolio companies. Finding the right operating partner is essential for private equity firms

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      Key Qualities: Interim CFOs at Private Equity Portfolio Companies | Interim CFO Private Equity
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      Essential Qualities for Interim CFOs at Private Equity Portfolio Companies

      In the fast-paced world of private equity firms, the role of an interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) holds significant importance. As these firms navigate complex financial landscapes and make strategic investment decisions, having the right person in the interim CFO position becomes crucial. The success of private equity firms often hinges on the expertise, adaptability,

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