When it comes to finding your Credit Union's next Executive, Cowen Partners has you covered


      We understand the tremendous responsibility our credit union clients have in managing member deposits. For that reason, Cowen Partners delivers true hiring due diligence and proven processes that access the entire qualified market. Our proactive approach to candidate identification nets our clients a 100% success rate, a lightning-fast time to candidate of 38 days, and an industry leading 1-year replacement guarantee.

      Credit Union clients typically have assets between $1 billion to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite, CEO, COO, CFO, CTO, CLO, etc., and include VP and Director level leadership roles.


      National Credit Union Executive Search Firm


      Our President and Co-Founder, Shawn Cole is a thought leader on all things CFO, has been featured in the Credit Union Times and contributes to several publications, including the Credit Union Times, CFO Dive, CFO Magazine and SHRM’s HR Today.

      Did you know that Cowen Partners conducts more Chief Financial Officer searches a month than most search firms do in a year? We have a deep network of qualified credit union and financial services CFO candidates and know the market, let us get to know your organization.


      The Modern Credit Union CFO


      The demands of the credit union CFO, have modernized alongside the broader organization. Now more than ever, credit unions must recognize the more complex challenges presented to CFOs and diversify the areas from which they source their candidates. Credit union-specific experience, while helpful, pales in comparison to a candidate with sophisticated financial management skills and a creative, visionary approach to leadership. Finding the right candidate for the job has become increasingly difficult. A successful Credit Union CFO synthesizes old-school accounting with new-age technologies to successfully lead the credit union toward a better bottom line. Read more here The Modern Credit Union CFO


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        Credit Union Executive Placements Include

        VP Finance $1.4B Rural Credit Union

        Chief Technology Officer $1.4B Credit Union

        Chief Lending Officer $1.7B Credit Union

        Chief Financial Officer $600M Credit Union

        VP Digital Transformation $2.3B Credit Union

        Chief Financial Officer $1.7B Credit Union

        Chief Lending Officer $1.2B Credit Union

        Chief Retail Officer $8B Credit Union

        Chief Financial Officer $3B Credit Union

        Chief Information Officer $3B Credit Union

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