Felicia Shakiba, Interim & Fractional Chief People Officer

      Felicia Shakiba

      Chief People Officer | Interim | Fractional

      She is the Founder, Podcast Host, and Fractional CPO of CPO PLAYBOOK, a global leadership and HR consulting firm that offers cutting-edge talent management strategies to CEOs, People Leaders, and Venture Capital Firms.

      With nearly 20 years of experience in people strategy and talent management, Felicia has a proven track record of success in building and scaling human resources departments across various industries, such as Enterprise SaaS, Fintech, Healthtech, Ad-tech, People Tech, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Real Estate and more.

      She has led HR teams across the globe and served as the Chief People Officer for several of her clients, as well as the Global Head of Performance Management for WPP, a leading advertising and communications giant with over 100,000 employees.

      Her expertise includes total rewards, DEI, succession planning, L&D, performance management, and people analytics, and has been instrumental in scaling startups from the ground up and founding her own people management and analytics solution.

      Felicia is a lifelong student and will graduate from Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Education program in 2024, and holds a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School of Business Psychology.

      She is also a certified facilitator and coach in various psychometric assessments and leadership development tools from the Center for Creative Leadership and Korn-Ferry International.

      Felicia’s mission is to help executive teams implement top-tier people strategies that align with their business goals and create a positive impact on their organizations and society.

      About Cowen Partners

      At Cowen Partners, we stand at the forefront of the executive search industry, empowering companies to thrive and excel in their growth, revenue, and market presence. We specialize in identifying exceptional leaders and placing them in key positions to drive success. Our team of seasoned executive recruiters collaborates with organizations of all sizes, encompassing both public and private enterprises, pre-IPO ventures, and non-profit entities. Through a meticulous and discerning approach, we unite handpicked candidates, with companies in pursuit of the most exceptional executive talent, representing the top 1%. With the support of our experienced senior partners, we execute a diligent and efficient executive search process, ensuring leadership placements within a remarkable six-week timeframe. Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit organizations.

      Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 1000 companies or have assets over one billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include VP and director level leadership roles.

      With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and private equity.

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