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      You want leadership that drives the trajectory of your organization. Job ads won’t find that kind of talent. We will.


      As a top executive search firm nationwide, Cowen Partners has extraordinarily experienced executive recruiters who have developed and refined a distinct executive search process to:


      1. Find and recruit top leaders
      2. Place highly qualified talent in key roles in less than six weeks, using due diligence and human connection, instead of software automation
      3. Deliver world-class leaders to C-suites across all industries


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      Great leaders grow from relationships, not job postings. That is why we assign your search to one of our senior partners. This ensures your first point of contact with your future candidate builds trust through positive first impressions.


      Innovation-Led, Experience-Centered Executive Search


      At Cowen Partners, our executive recruiters know that quality trumps quantity. That’s why we curate candidate lists using a 12-step due diligence process that’s backed by our senior partners’ years of experience.


      We know finding people is easy. That’s why we don’t find people. What we do is connect, curate, and place top talent in leadership roles. Our team works to connect and place top talent in proactive, leadership-ready roles.


      We deliver 3X more qualified candidates, with the consistency of clockwork, no matter the industry, in less than 38 days.


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      • A CHRO to revitalize your culture?
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      No matter the need, we can help. We’re so confident in placing the right candidates for your role, we offer an industry leading 1-year replacement guarantee. Discover your next leader by filling out our contact form.

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        Case Study: Roundstone’s Chief Marketing Officer Search

        Company Background Roundstone Insurance is a leader in health benefits management, specializing in self-funded solutions for small to mid-sized employers. By operating a self-funded medical group captive, Roundstone bands these employers together to fund their benefits similarly to larger Fortune 500 companies. Initially a stop-loss reinsurer, Roundstone has evolved into a pioneering force in the

        Case Study: Strategic Recruitment of VP of Marketing

        Executive Summary Storable, a leader in providing integrated technology solutions for the self-storage industry, including customer record management software, sought to enhance its market positioning and outreach. To achieve this, Storable collaborated with Cowen Partners Executive Search to recruit a seasoned VP of Marketing. This strategic hire was aimed at bolstering Storable’s marketing efforts specifically

        Case Study: Roof Doctors Strategic Head of Sales Recruitment

        Overview Roof Doctors, a prominent roofing service company, faced a pivotal moment in its growth trajectory. To achieve its ambitious goals of increasing revenue and expanding territory, Roof Doctors required a dynamic and experienced Head of Sales. Recognizing the critical nature of this hire, Roof Doctors retained Cowen Partners Executive Search, a leading national executive

        Case Study: Executive Search for Photonis Defense, Inc.

        Overview of Photonis Defense Photonis Defense, Inc. is a rapidly expanding company with a strong focus on two significant business areas. Known for its innovation and energetic approach, Photonis specializes in manufacturing that demands high precision and quality. The company is on a quest to enhance its operational capabilities and leadership team by recruiting an

        Case Study: Executive Search for Wesco’s Chief Information Officer

        Client Profile Company: WescoIndustry: Paint and Equipment SupplyEstablishment: Over 45 years agoHeadquarters: North AmericaLocations: 200+ across North AmericaAnnual Revenue: Over $1 billion Business Challenge Wesco, a leading supplier of paint and equipment in diverse markets including automotive, industrial, and aerospace, faced the challenge of modernizing its IT infrastructure to support its rapid expansion and diverse

        Case Study: Executive Recruitment for Global X ETFs

        Client Profile Company: Global X ETFsIndustry: Finance (Exchange-Traded Funds)Founded: 2008Headquarters: New York City, USAGlobal Presence: North America, Europe, Asia, Latin AmericaAssets Under Management: $38 BillionSpecialization: Thematic Investing, Income Solutions, International AccessNumber of Funds: Over 100 Business Challenge Global X ETFs, a pioneer in thematic investing with a vast portfolio of over 100 funds, sought to

        Case Study: Executive Search for Chief Financial Officer at Wausau Supply

        Client: Wausau SupplyIndustry: Manufacturing / DistributionObjective: Recruit a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with extensive experience in Fortune 100 manufacturing environments. Background Wausau Supply, an employee-owned company known for its innovative manufacturing and distribution solutions, faced the challenge of managing its continued growth while maintaining its commitment to employee ownership values. The company sought a CFO

        Case Study: CFO Executive Search for Addition Financial

        Client: Addition Financial Credit UnionIndustry: Financial Services/ BankingObjective: Recruit a proven industry experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to support and guide financial strategies for the billion-plus asset institution. Background Addition Financial, a prominent billion+ asset credit union based in Lake Mary, Florida, sought to enhance its leadership team by recruiting a Chief Financial Officer with

        Case Study: Recruiting an Operations Counsel for Adapt Health

        Client: Adapt HealthIndustry: HealthcareObjective: Hire an Operations Counsel to support the company’s multi-state, multi-division operations. Background Adapt Health, a prominent provider in the healthcare sector, operates across multiple states and divisions, delivering comprehensive home medical equipment and services. As the company expanded, managing legal complexities related to healthcare regulations, mergers, acquisitions, and operational compliance became

        Why Cowen Partners Is a Top Executive Recruiting Firm Across the U.S.



        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 companies or have assets over a billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite, including VP positions, senior management roles, board members, and Director-level roles.


        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 initiatives (including diversity recruiting), as well as all industries, including (but not limited to) technology, healthcare, hospital, manufacturing, retail, real estate, financial service, private equity, and more.


        Check out our industry-leading resources to see why Cowen Partners is a leader among the best executive search firms in New York City, Anchorage, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Richmond, Nashville, Louisville, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and beyond:

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