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      Executive Search Firms


      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


      Executive Search That Works: Our Relationships Become Your Top Talent


      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.


      Fill Your Leadership Role in the Next 6 Weeks


      What C-level role do you need to fill?


      • A CEO with the talent to guide your growth no matter where the economy goes?
      • A COO to drive your operations?
      • A CFO to dial in the details of your IPO?
      • A CHRO to revitalize your culture?
      • A CTO to transform your organization?
      • A CMO to lead your marketing team?
      • A superstar sales leader to break your most ambitious revenue growth targets?
      • A VP to head up your CPG or retail company?


      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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        President Commercial Real Estate

        The Need  One of the east coast’s largest multi family real estate companies, Beacon Communities based in Boston, was in need of a highly experienced President of Property Management when a long term executive of the company announced their retirement. This position was highly transformative, overseeing seven regional SVPs, a growing portfolio of 140 diverse

        Head of Capital Markets – Solar Energy

        The Need  As the nation’s first consumer lending platform for solar energy, Sungage’s proprietary platform was scaling quickly and the CEO needed to diversify their capital sources to the fuel the rapidly growing residential solar loan program while providing consumers the most competitive rates available. The Solution Working with the CEO and executive staff, Cowen

        Global Head of Tax

        The Need: Tax Leadership Paradigm, the world’s largest Web3, Crypto, and Blockchain venture capital firm needed to address the evolving crypto and blockchain tax climate for their funds and portfolio companies globally. Cowen Partners Executive Search was identified as a strategic partner due to our deep understanding of global tax, tax laws, lobbying, and venture

        Global NGO Chief of Staff

        The Need BOMA is a U.S nonprofit organization and Kenyan NGO that provide the people and governments of Africa’s drylands with economic inclusion programs that increase resilience to multiple crises. BOMA retained Cowen Partners to find a Chief of Staff reporting into the CEO. BOMA is implementing a new strategic growth plan and needed a

        CEO Succession Billion+ Retailer

        The Need Bi-Mart approached Cowen Partners about conducting a CEO search to replace their long time CEO. After nearly 40 years at Bi-Mart it was time to pass the baton and without any clear internal successor, they needed help finding a qualified outside CEO candidate. The Solution It was clear from early on that this

        CFO Billion+ Energy Provider

        The Need Vicinity Energy, the nation’s largest district energy provider, had just been spun off from Veolia, one of the world’s largest public service providers, and they needed a CFO. Now owned by a French private equity group and with significant financial reporting, acquisitions, and integrations on the horizon, the CFO needed to have significant

        Global Seafood General Manager Search

        The Need Ocean Beauty, one of the nation’s largest and most recognized seafood companies had just built a brand new, state-of-the-art processing facility when they retained Cowen Partners’ services to find a world class General Manager. The Solution Cowen Partners identified four highly-qualified candidates across the country, all of whom worked directly for the competition.

        Pre IPO Sales, Marketing, and Finance

        The Need Fast growing and privately held Consumer Edge is one of the nation’s leading providers of alternative data to the world’s largest hedge funds and consumer brands. Lead by its CEO and Chief Revenue Officer, the company contacted Cowen Partners to help build out enterprise sales, data partnerships, demand generation marketing, and finance functions.

        Chief Technology Officer Search & IPO

        The Need The largest privately owned coffee chain in the U.S., owned by TSG Consumer Capital, was rapidly scaling to go public and needed an experienced Chief Technology Officer to modernize the company’s information technology systems, including fulfillment, inventory, POS, app, and drive through systems, with the goal of supporting continued growth. Ultimately, they tasked

        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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        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 executive recruiting process for finding and placing top talent in less than 6 weeks.



        Companies Agree Our Executive Recruiting Process Works. See What Our Clients Have to Say About Our Results.

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

        CEO Healthcare

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

        CFO Bank

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

        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 assistance.

        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 you.

        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 possible.

        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 are.

        VP HR Seafood Company

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

        CEO Specialty Pharmacy

        We have never seen this much activity from a recruiter before

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