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      Private Equity | How a COO and CFO Can Work Together

      In private equity-backed companies, leaders are often working in a results-driven environment with short timelines for producing results. It’s common for leaders to use aggressive business strategies to push the company forward. The issue this need for results can create, however, is a power struggle between top company leaders.  Leadership capabilities and collaboration are critical

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      How to Choose the Best Private Equity CFO for Your Company

      A chief financial officer (CFO) for a private equity company is a real test of 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 to quickly adapt to company practices, have contributed to

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      A Private Equity CFO Wears a Lot of Hats

      As a private equity Chief Financial Officer, you must be flexible and wear many different hats. Before a business is acquired by a private equity (PE) firm, a Chief Financial Officer might be perfectly fine filling the role of the accountant. After a business is acquired, however, this is no longer the case. A private

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      Defining Private Equity: What Is PE, How to Invest in PE & More | Private Equity Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiters
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      How to Find a Great Private Equity Operating Partner

      By Shawn Cole, President Cowen Partners Executive Search A private equity operating partner has always been a valuable role, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made the position even more prominent. PE firms are looking to improve value creation at portfolio companies and operational improvements are a big contributor to their success. Drivers of this operational

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      Private Equity Executive Search

      At Cowen Partners Executive Search, we know you need great private equity executives. Whether you’re an HR leader, CEO, or company founder, private equity experienced executives create value and make a real difference in the business. As firms work to increase their operational value, they need to choose great operational leaders who are agile in

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      What Private Equity Firms Want CFOs to Know

      Many chief financial officers (CFOs) are excited by the opportunity to lead a private equity portfolio company’s financials. Being a private equity CFO looks good on a resume, often comes with a certain prestige and monetary bump; however, many CFOs do not realize what it takes to be successful at a private equity-backed company. According

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