A Leader Among the Best

      Executive Search Firms


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


      Cowen Partners’ senior executive recruiters personally manage the executive search process to find, recruit, and place top leaders. We place top talent in key roles in under six weeks using due diligence and human connection instead of software automation. Our hands-on executive search process is how we find and place world-class leaders.


      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 Search


      Here at Cowen Partners, we believe quality trumps quantity. That’s why we curate a candidate list using a 12-step due diligence process and 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 Role In The Next 6 Weeks


      What role do you need filled? Do you need:


      • A CEO with the talent to guide your growth no matter where the economy goes?
      • 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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        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 and include CEOsChief Operating OfficersChief Financial Officers, Chief Sales Officers, Chief Marketing Officer, vice presidents sales, human resources, general counsel, and other director-level leadership 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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        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 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

        VP Talent Acquisition

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