Financial Services Executive Search Firm


      Cowen Partners is known as the best finance industry executive search firm because we are all about results. In fact, we know that nothing drives results and maximizes value like finding exceptional talent for leadership roles. Focused on diversity and inclusion, our hands-on financial services executive recruiters have experience working with private, public, pre-IPO, and nonprofit organizations.


      Cities include New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and Phoenix.


      Clients are typically $50 million to five billion dollars in revenue or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite (CEO, COO, CIO, CFO) and include vice president and director level leadership roles.


      Financial Services Executive Search Examples


      Sourcing top candidates for C-suites in the financial services industry is what we’re known for at Cowen Partners. In fact, recent placements for financial services executive search needs have spanned several industries, company types, and geographic locations across the U.S. Here is a closer look at some of recent successes in financial services executive search.


      Billion+ Public Bank

      Engaged to find both a Chief Lending Officer and CFO for a billion plus asset publicly traded community bank in a rural area. Washington


      Credit Union CEO Search

      $1B Credit Union retained us for a national search for a new Chief Executive Officer with strong technology and retail delivery experience. Chicago, Illinois


      Community Bank CEO

      Retained to find a person of color as CEO to reflect the community and customers of a $300M community bank. Los Angeles, CA


      Billion+ Credit Union

      Successfully recruited a CFO, CLO, and CIO for a billion+ community credit union with a 75% market share. Portland, Oregon


      CEO Succession Plan

      $3B+ Bank in Hawaii needed a succession plan for a soon-to-be retiring Chief Executive Officer and retained us due to our national network and experience with recruiting and travelling to the islands of Hawaii. Honolulu, Hawaii


      Financial Services

      Retained by a billion+ financial institution to recruit a Chief Technology Officer to provide advanced leadership and digital innovation in mobile banking and digital customer acquisition.


      Public Accounting BIG 4/6 Firms

      We regularly headhunt BIG 4/6 accounting firm partners for regional and BIG 10 accounting firms nationally. Cities include Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta

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        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’s or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite – CEOChief Operating OfficerChief Financial Officer, and include vice presidentgeneral counsel, and other director-level leadership roles.


        Learn how we deliver top talent, no matter the need, with our industry-leading research and resources. Discover the strategy that made Cowen Partners the top retained executive search firm in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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        CEO Healthcare

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

        CFO Bank

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

        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 ...

        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 ...

        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 ...

        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 ...

        VP HR Seafood Company

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

        CEO Specialty Pharmacy

        We have never seen this much activity from a recruiter ...

        VP Talent Acquisition

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