At last, an executive search firm that knows how to identify and attract world class leadership talent.


      At Cowen Partners, we believe that recruiting the right leaders—ones that can change the trajectory of an entire organization—requires a meticulous mix of art and science.

      Executives who make a difference do not actively look at job ads. The only way to reach these coveted individuals is to pursue them with the persistence of an elite athlete and the grace of a ballet dancer. One misstep is all it takes to turn away the person who may have proven a catalyst for your organization.

      You’re Only as Good as Your Perception

      First impressions are lasting impressions. To a potential candidate, the executive search consultant is going to be the first point of contact, the very face of your organization. That is why Cowen Partners assigns an experienced Partner to each search—bringing decades of recruiting experience and industry expertise with them.

      Our Partners, flanked by a team of Associates, conduct executive searches for organizations like yours 365 days a year.

      Experience Meets Innovation

      At Cowen Partners, with experience and innovation deep-rooted in our ethos, we believe that quality trumps quantity in all business endeavors. The search for today’s leadership is no different.

      From creating a search strategy and attracting passive candidates to qualifying and strategically selecting the top contenders, we have a field-tested process for every step of the way. In fact, our 12-step due-diligence process is one of the most rigorous.

      At the same time, our team knows that the world of business never stops changing. That is why we’ve embraced agile principles and methodologies to turn our processes into a living organism, always evolving to meet the challenges of a forever-changing world.

      The result of this intersection of experience and innovation is a process that lets us deliver 3X more qualified candidates with the consistency of clockwork—across a wide array of industries and organizations of all sizes—in an industry-leading time of 38 days.

      Begin Your Search Today

      A CEO to steer the entire organization through the realities of the 21st-century economy. A CFO to help navigate the murky waters of an IPO. A superstar sales leader to hit ambitious revenue growth targets.

      Thanks to the unparalleled speed and consistency of our proven and evolving processes, we guarantee results on all searches with an industry-leading 1-year replacement.

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