Cowen Partners | Your Retained Executive Search Firm


      Cowen Partners creates trajectory-level growth for our clients. This growth results from us connecting your company with the top 1% of talent, curating a list of candidates matched to your company’s culture, and working with you to place leadership-ready talent. Our due diligence process provides placements that accelerate your company’s growth, market share, and opportunity. 


      We deliver results other firms can’t. Our secret? Hands-on executive search services led by senior partners and backed by years of experience and network building. Through our refined and innovative process, our executive recruiters place leaders in private, public, pre-IPO, and non-profit organizations. We help companies with $50 million in revenue to multi-billion dollar Fortune 1000’s or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion.


      Get 3X More Talent With the Nation’s Best Executive Search Firm


      Cowen Partners delivers 3X more qualified candidates than the competition. Through our proven retained executive search process, we find, vet, and deliver the top 1% of candidates for positions across the C-suite. Our process works for all industries, including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, real estate, financial service, private equity, and more.


      Our specialty lies in placing talent for the roles of CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, CMO, and CSO, along with vice presidents, general counsel, and several director-level leadership roles. That’s how we can guarantee that we’ll find you the talent you need. And that’s why Cowen Partners is a leader among even the top executive search firms in the U.S.


      Companies trust Cowen Partners to deliver leadership-ready, top talent, for the following fields: sales, marketing, finance, legal, IPO preparation, financial institutions, manufacturing, software sales including technology, SaaS, MSPs, real estate, and hyper-growth private equity or venture capital-backed deals.


      No matter what type of leader your business needs, our executive recruiters promise to deliver exceptional candidates, matched to your company culture and curated from the top 1% of talent. Discover the results only a senior partner-led search can deliver by contacting us today.

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        Recent Retained Executive Search Placements

        Chief Operating Officer $200M CPG Company

        Executive Director Food Marketing Group

        VP Sales Software Company

        CFO $1.5B Community Bank

        COO MedTech / Private Equity

        General Counsel, Commercial Real Estate

        CEO $700M Credit Union

        Chief Human Resources Officer, Private University

        Chief Technology Officer International Retailer

        Chief Revenue Officer Global Software

        Chief Financial Officer, $1B Energy

        Chief Legal Officer, Family Office

        President $20M Dental Group

        Chief Technology Officer $1.5B Credit Union

        Chief Operating Officer $100M Retailer

        CFO Public Home Builder

        VP Legal Global Retailer

        CFO $1.4B Credit Union

        Executive Director Non-Profit

        Chief Marketing Officer eCommerce


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        Our hands-on executive recruiters have experience working with private, public, pre-IPO, and non-profit organizations. Clients are typically $50 million in revenue to Fortune 1000’s or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite – CEOChief Operating OfficerChief Financial Officer, and include vice presidentgeneral counsel, and other director-level leadership roles.


        Learn how we deliver top talent, no matter the need, with our industry-leading research and resources. Discover the strategy that made Cowen Partners the top retained executive search firm in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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        Industries We Help


        Every industry needs talent. We connect companies with in demand candidates who are prepared to take command of leadership roles. Click the role you need below to learn more about our process for finding and placing top talent in less than 6 weeks.



        Companies Agree Our Process Works. Our Clients Have This To Say About Our Results

        You succeeded where many others failed; we are grateful for your key role in helping us hire a great ...

        CEO Healthcare

        I can’t believe you found someone so fast, yes we want them to ...

        CFO Bank

        I’m really impressed by all the qualified candidates, thank you so ...

        SVP Chief People Officer

        I wanted to let you know we are very happy with your services, she has been great for us. Thank you for this ...

        CFO Credit Union

        I really appreciate your help finding someone for me and hope our paths cross again. I would definitely consider using you for a new search if I should have one. It was really easy to work with ...

        CFO Software Company

        Even after less than two months, it’s clear she is extremely well qualified and an excellent long term addition to our staff. We are very pleased to have her. Thanks for all the work you did to help make this ...

        CEO Real Estate Company

        You are adamant in your search. I don’t think we have ever had a headhunter/recruiter so diligent on seeking out candidates as you ...

        VP HR Seafood Company

        You did what you said you’d do and I appreciate that, let me know if you ever need a ...

        CEO Specialty Pharmacy

        We have never seen this much activity from a recruiter ...

        VP Talent Acquisition

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