Cowen Partners on Chevron CFO Appointment

      CFOs are increasingly playing a central role in digital transformation. But is the CTO-to-CFO path a common one? “Absolutely not,” says Shawn Cole, executive recruiter and president of Cowen Partners, an executive search firm specializing in the C-suite.

      “Similar to FedEx hiring John Dietrich as CFO, these are very strange appointments for companies of this size, sophistication, and shareholder accountability to make. I would expect this from much smaller and privately held companies.” Cole is referring to FedEx Corp.’s recent announcement that John W. Dietrich, formerly the CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, will become EVP and CFO at the company.

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      About Shawn Cole

      Shawn Cole is President and Co-Founder of Cowen Partners Executive Search. A serial entrepreneur and executive leader with over 20 years’ experience founding and running successful companies. Shawn’s business career has been centered on value creation for both turnarounds and startups with extensive experience in M&A, consolidations, and integrations. Shawn is frequently quoted in Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and many more publications.

      Cowen Partners is the nation’s executive search firm, enabling companies to harness the power of human capital to fuel their success. Cowen Partners gives our clients access to the top 1% of human capital to create opportunities that accelerate their growth and market share. With Cowen Partners, clients can grow at scale, create value, and drive results with world class talent. Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit organizations.

      Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 1000 companies or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include VP and director level leadership roles.

      With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and private equity.

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