Have you ever wondered how a company’s leadership team attained their positions? What journey they took to get where they are?
The Executive Origin Series by Cowen Partners Executive Search, a global executive search firm, shares the personal journeys of purpose-driven executives with emerging leaders and peers who share similar aspirations. Through this series, Cowen Partners hopes to share executive stories that inspire you to shape your own leadership trajectory, generating a substantial influence in your organization and the community.
Based on the notion that executive learning and development must undergo a transformative shift, Cowen Partners strongly advocates for purpose-driven leadership and fostering diverse future leaders as the guiding principles that should be embedded in all aspects of our work. Cowen Partners is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, proactively identifying and recruiting DEI talent.
Within this series, you will notice that profiled executives are putting an emphasis on change management, investing in human capital, and diversity equity and inclusion. This comes just in time to meet new and complex global organizational needs.
Organizations are seeking executives with a history of strong leadership throughout turbulent economic times. Executives are getting older, and we will likely see a lot of turnover over the coming years. Approximately 81% of today’s CEOs of organizations in the S&P 500 are between 50 and 65 years of age. As they step aside to let new leaders take over their organizations, we will witness fresh ideas but also a potential loss of business knowledge.
While organizations will expect their new leaders to take the reins quickly, smart leaders will be asking profound questions about brand identity, current and future position in the marketplace, and the ability to attract and retain the most talented people. What makes employees believe in a product, service, or mission?
Finally, organizations must continue to pay strict attention to human resource concerns like DE&I and workplace flexibility. Despite the current economic turbulence, employees still have their pick of available jobs. They want to work for companies that value diversity and embed it in their culture.
Focusing on these critical trends can ensure executives successfully navigate complex economic, social, and global issues. Our profiled executives are setting an example for future leaders on how to best meet these ever changing demands head on.
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 over one 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.