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Cowen Partners: The Top Recruiting Firm in Chicago

Looking for a game-changing employee in Chicago? At Cowen Partners, we can help you find that stellar individual that can take your company to the next level.

We are now living in a world where human capital is just as important as financial capital. Regardless of your sector or industry, the business world has become more competitive. Flashy products and polished marketing campaigns are great, but they can only go so far. The real differentiating factor between your organization and your competitors is talent.

Even so, you and your fellow members of the C-suite may be unsatisfied with the quality of talent at your organization. You may need a certain individual (or individuals) to head a division, project, or even the company itself. However, finding that A-list employee yourself can be onerous. It takes time to find that candidate—especially if you are starting from scratch.

We are here to help. At Cowen Partners, we have an experienced team of professionals who can help you find that stellar employee in Chicago or any other city. Featured in national publications like Forbes, CFO Magazine, Gated Talent, Bizjournals, and SHRM’s HR Today, we are proud of our reputation for sourcing high-quality candidates for all of our clients. Working with us, we are confident that you find an outstanding candidate to take your organization to the next level.

Addressing the Chicken and the Egg Problem

Executive recruiting today is analogous to the famous chicken and the egg problem. On one hand, small and large companies need outstanding team members to help them accomplish their business goals. Whether it is a rockstar CMO to rebrand your company to an experienced CFO that can help the company go public, one employee can change the course of the business. From there, word spreads about your business, naturally attracting even more talented people to join your ranks.

That said, the other side of the coin is that there are plenty of roadblocks to getting that stellar talent—especially if you founded or work for a startup. Your company may still be relatively unknown. It can be difficult to convince experienced talent to take a chance on your company. Moreover, it takes a significant amount of time to even find that shortlist of potential candidates. You likely have a million things on your plate, meaning that may miss potential candidates that would be perfect for your organization. Meanwhile, waiting and taking a passive approach make it even more difficult to find talented candidates down the road.

As you can see, this chicken and egg problem can be difficult to solve. The longer you wait, the more intimidating the obstacles become. 

How We Provide Value

At Cowen Partners, our goal is to help you solve this chicken and egg problem by finding the best candidate possible for your vacant position. Whether you are trying to find a candidate for your headquarters in Chicago or a satellite office in a different city, we provide the perfect mix of both local expertise and national scope.

“Our solutions are not limited to our own network,” said Shawn Cole, a managing partner at Cowen Partners. Essentially, the firm sources qualified candidates specific to each client’s individual needs. To do this, we embrace the granularity, taking our clients’ specific recruiting objectives and finding a candidate that meets those objectives.

Throughout our process, we perform extensive due diligence on prospective candidates. We view this as an extremely important step, as we want our clients to have all of the necessary data and information to make an informed hiring decision. But even with our extensive due diligence, we are happy to offer our clients an industry-leading one-year guarantee. These benefits provide our clients with peace of mind and the confidence that they will hire the right position for their open role.

Get In Touch

This chicken and egg problem of executive recruiting can be difficult to crack alone. The war for talent is only getting more intense, whether you are trying to find talent in Chicago or another city.

Because of this, we invite you to check out our executive recruiting services at Cowen Partners. All of our clients have access to personalized, white-glove service—no matter the size or scope of the project. In the end, we are confident that we can help your company find that outstanding employee.

To learn more about us and how we can help your organization, click here.