Top CFO Executive Search Firm

      We’re Ready to Find Your Next Chief Financial Officer


      Cowen Partners does more CFO searches in a month than other firms do in a year for one reason: our CFO recruitment process works.


      Our senior partner led, due diligence driven process has made us a top CFO search firm. Our record of placing exceptionally qualified Chief Financial Officers is our guarantee. We will send you 3X more qualified CFO candidates than other firms.


      Our secret? Shawn Cole. He is our president, co-founder, and thought leader on the ‘modern CFO’. His contributions in the field have been featured in Forbes,, IPOHub, CFO Dive, Financial Times, Fortune, and Bloomberg.


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      A Nationally Ranked CFO Search Firm


      Finding the right CFO requires years of experience and network connections backed by a proven, due diligence driven process.


      Placing the right CFO is more than connecting with the top 1% of talent. To find leadership-ready talent, you want your candidates matched to your company culture, backed by an impressive resume of industry specific skills they will use to grow your trajectory.


      Looking for a leadership ready CFO? Cowen Partners can help. As a top-rated executive search firm, we have industry expertise for placing CFOs in the following areas:



      Interested in learning more? Let’s talk. Our partner-owned model is the guarantee you need to get the CFO you want. We deliver on our guarantee by matching an experienced senior partner to every engagement, from first call to final placement. Start the journey to find and place your next CFO by filling out the contact form.

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        Our hands-on CFO executive recruiters have experience working with private, public, pre-IPO, and non-profit organizations. Clients are typically $50 million in revenue to Fortune 1000’s or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion.


        Cowen Partners delivers 3X more qualified candidates than the

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        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 industries, including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, real estate, financial services, credit unions, private equity, and more.


        Cowen Partners is the nation’s leading CFO search firm, driven to create value for our clients. Read more of our industry-leading retained search resources to see why Cowen Partners is a top CFO search firm, including tax and accounting leadership, in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Anchorage, Atlanta, Dallas, 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 process for finding and placing top talent in less than 6 weeks.

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        The CFO search team at Cowen Partners has deep experience placing exceptionally qualified talent in C-suites across practically every major metro nationwide.


        Our experienced CFO recruiters have also sourced chief financial officers for countless startups, growing companies, and big-name corporations in smaller cities across the U.S.


        In addition to serving as a trusted resource and an invaluable CFO recruitment partner for clients nationwide, we are also routinely featured in top-tier publications, sharing analyses, insights, and commentary on many of the issues and challenges facing today’s leaders and the companies they run. Check out some of our recent features to the right and below to explore some of the various matters our CFO recruiters are deeply dialed into and how we continue to add value to conversations and engagements focused on chief financial officers.



        Companies Agree Our CFO Executive Search Process Works. Our Clients Have This 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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