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      UPS CFO Brian Newman is departing. But the firm’s CEO is a finance veteran who helped Home Depot survive

      UPS (no. 37 on the Fortune 500) announced on Monday that Brian Newman, CFO since 2019, will leave the company on June 1, for medical reasons. “I am honored to have served as CFO of such a storied company with so many great leaders around the world,” Newman said in a statement. “I am confident in the

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      Cowen Partners Named to Forbes’ 2024 America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms

      Out of the thousands of recruiting firms Cowen Partners was nominated by our executive search peers and HR leaders, in a non-biased survey conducted by Statista At Cowen Partners, we recognize that the right leadership is paramount to transformative success. Cowen Partners stands at the pinnacle of executive search, dedicated to empowering companies by connecting them

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      Why Abrupt Executive Departures Are More Common These Days | Top Executive Recruiters
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      Why Abrupt Executive Departures Are More Common Than You Realize

      Regarding Ahn’s situation at the office, “this kind of behavior happens more often than you realize,” said Shawn Cole, president and founding partner of Cowen Partners, a C-suite-focused executive search firm. “Most organizations are not as public about the circumstances of an executive abruptly leaving or will play it off for other reasons,” Cole said.

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      Fortunes Asks Shawn Cole About the ADM CFO Scandal | CFO Recruiters
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      Fortunes Asks Shawn Cole About the ADM CFO Scandal

      “There is a larger problem at ADM as this scandal didn’t begin and end with Mr. Luthar,” said Shawn Cole, president and founding partner of Cowen Partners, a C-suite-focused executive search firm. Roig has served in various finance and operational leadership roles at ADM for two decades, and as a member of the firm’s executive

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      Forbes Talks to Executive Recruitment Experts at Cowen Partners
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      Revolutionizing C-Suite Recruitment: A New Era Of Executive Search

      CEO turnover is huge right now, hitting a record high last year. Just nine months into 2023, and more than 1,400 CEOs had already boxed up their belongings and headed for the door. However, these executive exits can’t be chalked up to retirements alone — though that was a factor. Newly minted CEOs are parting ways with

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      Fortune Magazine Interviews Top Executive Recruiters at Cowen Partners
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      Fortune Asks Cowen About Office Romances in the C-Suite

      Good morning. Royal Bank of Canada fired its finance chief after an internal review and an outside investigation concluded that CFO Nadine Ahn was in an “undisclosed close personal relationship” with another employee—a violation of the firm’s Code of Conduct. The other employee in the relationship, who wasn’t named, also was terminated. According to the

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      The Future of the CMO in a Digital-First World | Top CMO Recruiters
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      The Future of the CMO in a Digital-First World

      Consumer behavior has always changed in accordance with societal and economic trends. Recent years are no exception, ushering in what can best be described as the “blended” experience due to the rise of technology and digital advancements. As people return to stores in droves, they bring with them a new digital fluidity, using a combination

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      Navigating the Surge in Executive Turnover | Executive Recruiters
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      Navigating the Surge in Executive Turnover

      Four ways to strengthen your talent pipeline—and particularly the pool from which your successor will be tapped. Turnover rates began to steadily climb in 2020 and continued to do so over the next two years. In 2022 alone, voluntary departures hit historic highs, with an estimated 50.5 million workers leaving their jobs for other opportunities — be

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      Cowen Partners Among America's Best Executive Search Firms | Top Executive Search Firm Rankings 2024
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      Cowen Partners Among America’s Best

      Hunt Scanlon Media’s 2024 Edition: The Select Guide to America’s Top 250 Executive Search Firms The executive search industry is growing as companies prioritize talent. Selecting the right recruiting partner is crucial in meeting human capital needs. Contrary to the past belief that bigger is better, firms of all sizes and specialties are now poised

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      UnitedHealth, Hilton Grand Vacations elevate CFOs to dual president roles

      Taking on new sales or marketing responsibilities through the addition of such roles offers critical learning opportunities for CFOs aspiring to the CEO chair, Cowen Partners’ Shawn Cole says. For both entities, the decision to tap the finance chief to fulfill these roles represents “the modern CFO in action,” Shawn Cole, president of boutique executive

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