Cowen Partners | National Executive Search + Consulting

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When you are searching your next Chief Financial Officer, Cowen Partners has you covered.


Cowen Partners is a national CFO search firm, driven to create value for our clients, and we have a long-standing record of placing exceptionally qualified Chief Financial Officers across all industries.

Our President and Founding Partner, Shawn Cole, is a thought leader on the “modern CFO” and one of the few executive recruiters who contribute to national publications, including Forbes,, IPOHub, and CFO Dive.


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CFO Search Firm & Recruiters


According to the Economist, 80 to 90 percent of Fortune 250 companies use a recruiter when searching for a CFO. Finding leaders for your business is difficult, but executive search firms like Cowen Partners simplify the process. Cowen Partners is the best executive search firm for finding top-rated finance executives. Cowen Partners is a leading national executive search firm and is known for diligently working to meet the recruiting needs of clients. Diligence is not the only feature you should be looking for in an executive search firm, though.

Cowen Partners conducts more Chief Financial Officer searches nationally a month than most search firms do in a year. We have a deep network of qualified CFO candidates and know the market, let us get to know your business.


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The Ultimate Chief Financial Officer Hiring Guide


This insiders’ CFO hiring guide, put together by leading CFO retained search consultants, details the issues that can arise when hiring a CFO. From CFO job descriptions and qualifications to average CFO salary ranges, interim CFOs, and beyond, this guide can help executives zero in on qualified CFO candidates in a sea of options.

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Check out more of our industry-leading retained search resources to see why Cowen Partners is a 5-star CFO search firm, including tax and accounting leadership, in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond:

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