Bloomberg Asks Cowen Partners About the State of Crypto Executive Search

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      Scotts Miracle-Gro New CFO Announced

      CFO Dive asks Shawn Cole, President Cowen Partners Executive Search about Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro appointed Matthew Garth, 48, to the roles of CFO and executive vice president, effective Dec. 1., the company announced this week.  While signing or new-hire bonuses have long been used as a tool to attract executives, experienced CFOs are enjoying a strong negotiating

      Vox Asks Ash Wendt about Remote Work and Executive Search

      The relationship between rank-and-file office workers and their bosses has never been equal. But remote work is creating a new kind of imbalance between certain people in leadership and their employees, and it’s stirring up resentment at work. Many managers — from middle management to the C-suite, depending on the workplace — are continuing to

      The Wall Street Journal Asks Us About the Hidden Job Market

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      Hunt Scanlon: Understanding Employee Attrition & Retention

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      CIO Magazine Asks Cowen Partners How to negotiate a job offer

      Compensation is one thing, but CIOs and soon-to-be CIOs should leverage their job offer position by putting their values on the table and setting themselves up for success before they sign. Congratulations! You got a sweet job offer. You are considering upending your life to make a big change. But before you do that, take

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      Median CFO compensation — buoyed by strong company and stock performance — made the largest year over year gains in ten years, a Sept. 30 study by consultancy Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) found. Total direct compensation — including both cash and equity — rose on average 17% for CFOs and 18% for CEOs in 2021, according to

      Legal Dive: The ascendancy of the chief legal officer

      CLOs have become entrepreneurial big-picture policy strategists as legal affairs have gained prominence in C-suite operations. “The position has evolved and become more mainstream,” said Cole in an email, pointing out that CLOs’ prevalence in corporate America tends to ebb and flow with the economy. Currently, “the greatest economic expansion of all time with a

      If Your Quiet Quitting Is Going Well, You Might Be Getting ‘Quiet Fired’

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      PayPal acting CFO’s pay package hints at staying power

      The payments pioneer is handing its interim CFO a comparatively rich package, two executive compensation experts said. “It’s very generous and highly formalized for what should be temporary,” Shawn Cole, president of executive search firm Cowen Partners, wrote in an email. “They must expect her to be interim for a while.”  Rabinovitch’s recent appointment marks her second

      Silicon Valley: Tech recruiters share the ways they find candidates fast

      Companies like Meta and Lyft have stopped hiring for the year, and that’s music to the ears of other tech companies that are still staffing up. Much of talent sourcing still takes place on LinkedIn, but many recruiters have found their own techniques to use the service more efficiently. We asked LinkedIn’s VP of talent acquisition and three outside

      FleetCor taps insider interim after CFO resigns

      FleetCor Technologies said Charles Freund, its CFO since September 2020 and a longtime company veteran, is resigning to become CFO of an unidentified private-equity backed software company on Oct. 3, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday. Read more HERE About Payment Dive Payments Dive provides in-depth journalism and insight into the most impactful news

      Columbus Business First | Cowen Partners Executive Search

      The Business Journals Quote Cowen Partners Executive Search: Many businesses are trying to determine how to prevent quiet quitting, but experts say employers have continued the practice of quiet firing. Both can cause headaches. Read More HERE About American Business Journals American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in

      Baltimore Business Journals | Cowen Partners Executive Search

      The Business Journals Quote Cowen Partners Executive Search: Many businesses are trying to determine how to prevent quiet quitting, but experts say employers have continued the practice of quiet firing. Both can cause headaches. Read More HERE About American Business Journals American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in

      Quiet quitting is vexing employers, but many are still quiet firing their workers

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      Dentsply taps new CFO after shaking up Moderna

      Shawn Cole, president of executive search firm Cowen Partners. “From a shareholder’s perspective, this looks great,” Cole wrote in an emailed response to questions. “Glenn has a very strong technical accounting background, [he’s a] GAAP expert, BIG 4 CPA…this is someone who understands leadership, financial reporting, internal controls, and processes, this is the type of CFO profile

      Retail Dive Asks Cowen Partners What’s Next | Bed Bath & Beyond

      Just days after Bed Bath & Bath & Beyond CFO Gustavo Arnal’s death sent shockwaves across Wall Street and beyond, the home-goods retailer made the swift decision to look within its own ranks and pick chief accounting officer Laura Crosssen as its interim finance chief.  The move has stirred debate over the type of permanent finance leader

      Bed Bath & Beyond leadership gap a board ‘wake-up call’

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      First-Time Candidates Filled a Third of CFO Positions In 2022

      A third of CFO positions (33%) placed this year were filled by first-time candidates, found the CFO Movement Study from Cowen Partners Executive Research. According to Cowen Partners’ President Shawn Cole, this inaugural group of CFOs shares a trending similarity in their work experience. About Cowen Partners CFO Executive Search Cowen Partners does more CFO searches in

      CIO Magazine Asks Cowen Partners When and How to Hire CIO

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      Big-Sounding Job Titles Are Feeding Egos in Tight Labor Market With money limited, firms are increasingly playing with titles The tight US labor market isn’t just boosting wages, it’s also bidding up job descriptions. Once prevalent mostly with startups, job-title inflation has gone increasingly mainstream, said Shawn Cole, president of Cowen Partners, a nationwide executive search

      Seattle Business Journal | Puget Sound

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      Promotion is key to hiring diverse CFOs: Cowen

      Despite rising pressure for C-suite diversity, CFOs of color comprised just 20% of the new finance chiefs named in the first half of 2022, a study found. “We can’t just assume that some other company is going to invest in minority hiring and we’re going to poach their candidate…companies need to look within and they need to create a

      Cowen Partners in Becker’s Hospital Review

      Women becoming CFOs in record numbers. Cowen Partners Executive Search, which tracked 250 CFO appointments at major companies in 2022 through July. Cowen’s research found that one-third of first-time CFOs hired and CFOs promoted have been women, and 19% of those moves have involved women of color.  “I believe the reason we are seeing more

      Protocol Quotes Shawn Cole, Partner at Cowen Partners

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      Cowen Partners in HR Dive

      Title inflation is on the rise, one HR recruiter says. Here’s how to prevent it. The current high rate of consumer inflation may be an issue on most people’s minds right now, but another form of inflation — title inflation — is also making itself felt in the workplace, Shawn Cole, president and co-founder of national executive

      Cowen Partners Quoted by Bloomberg About Job Title Inflation

      Big-Sounding Job Titles Are Feeding Egos in Tight Labor Market With money limited, firms are increasingly playing with titles The tight US labor market isn’t just boosting wages, it’s also bidding up job descriptions. Once prevalent mostly with startups, job-title inflation has gone increasingly mainstream, said Shawn Cole, president of Cowen Partners, a nationwide executive search

      Cowen Partners Covered by Yahoo! Finance

      Women are increasingly being hired for CFO roles this year, says an executive search firm president Using publicly available data, Cole says the firm has tracked more than 250 CFO appointments as of July 22 at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies, and other companies known to the general public, he says. The analysis includes company finance

      Women are increasingly being hired for CFO roles this year, says an executive search firm president

      Cowen Partners Quoted by Fortune Magazine on CFO hiring trends of women and people of color. Using publicly available data, Cole says the firm has tracked more than 250 CFO appointments as of July 22 at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies, and other companies known to the general public, he says. The analysis includes company finance

      Boston Business Journal

      Major companies are hiring more female CFOs and female CFOs of color than ever before, according to new research. The CFO Movement Study from Cowen Partners Executive Search shows that so far this year, more than one-third of new CFO hires at Fortune 500 companies and other major companies were women – 19 percent of whom are women of color. Read

      Cowen Partners Executive Search in BizWomen

      Major companies are hiring more female CFOs and female CFOs of color than ever before, according to new research. The CFO Movement Study from Cowen Partners Executive Search shows that so far this year, more than one-third of new CFO hires at Fortune 500 companies and other major companies were women – 19 percent of whom are women of color. Read

      Hunt Scanlon: Women CFOs at Top Companies See Gains in First Half of 2022

      Although the percentage of chief #financial officers hired by Fortune 500 and other notable companies continue to skew male, over a third of new #CFOs hired by #Fortune500 companies and companies of note in 2022 have been female (36 percent), suggesting a steady incline in female representation among CFOs in the Fortune 500, according to a new report from Cowen Partners |

      Cowen Partners in American Business Journals

      Remember Your ABCs: Moving From Theory to Practice When Recruiting for Executive Diversity Scanning the headlines today, you will undoubtedly come across stories about the need to build diverse workforces at all organizational levels, particularly the C-suite. The conversation has been driven in large part by the strength of the Black Lives Matter movement, in addition to recent legislation —

      The Wall Street Journal Asks Cowen Partners About Quiet Quitting

      It can feel like you’re getting away with it. You’ve dialed down the intensity at work, passing on late nights and extra assignments with seemingly no negative consequences. In fact, your boss appears to respect your new boundaries and has lightened your workload. Read more HERE About the Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal

      Bloomberg Asks Cowen Partners About Remote Work

      Ask a college senior, and “vice president of productivity and remote experience” probably isn’t on her list of dream jobs. Yet this fast-growing pandemic-era position has emerged as a previously unimaginable path to the C-suite—or at least to a virtual desk nearby. While it sounds like something an existing HR department would naturally handle, the

      CFO Dive asks Cowen Partners: “Could CFOs be included among mass layoffs?”

      Shawn Cole, CFO Practice Leader is a regular contributor and thought leader on all things CFO. Could CFOs be included among mass layoffs? With the economy unlikely to improve soon, Shawn Cole, president of executive search firm Cowen Partners, explains whether CFOs should worry about being included in cost cuts. Not only is the finance

      Cowen Partners in Axios: Even Your Boss Wants to Quit

      The Great Resignation is seeping into the corner office, with 70% of C-level executives telling Deloitte pollsters that they seriously might resign for a job that better supports their well-being. Between the lines: The Deloitte findings ring true to executive recruiters. “What we see is that people are resigning to try to find a better place, a better

      Cowen Partners Makes Top Executive Search Firms

      Finding an experienced executive is more important than ever in these uncertain times. Each year, TopSearchFirms.com recognizes the best executive search firms in the United States — via a multiphase selection process that involves independent research and peer evaluation. The executive search firms that receive the highest-point totals during this selection process are recognized on

      The Financial Times Quotes Cowen Partners

      Moderna CFO’s departure reignites debate over company’s culture Cowen Partners did not conduct Moderna’s CFO search The sudden departure of Gomez, just a month after he was announced as a new hire, marks the latest in a series of executive departures at Moderna — a company that has grown at breakneck speed during the pandemic

      Hunt Scanlon Names Cowen Partners to List Of Top Private Equity Executive Search Firms

      Leading executive search firm, Cowen Partners, ranked as one of the 100 best executive search firms serving the private equity sector in the latest report by Hunt Scanlon Media The team at Cowen Partners, has added another feather to their well-decorated hat as the firm was named as one of the leading private equity executive

      Why This Year’s IPOs May Want To Go The Confidential Route

      Why Confidential?  The confidential IPO can trace its origins to April 5, 2012. On that day, President Barack Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act. The JOBS Act, which defined startups as emerging businesses with less than $1 billion in annual revenue, let these companies file their S-1 IPO paperwork confidentially.

      Where Do You Fall on the CFO Spectrum?

      You can have decades of financial management experience and get nowhere near a CFO office if you don’t bring the ability to modify your company’s growth strategy in the face of new competitors. There’s a CFO crisis today. Two-thirds of CEOs believe the CFO role will continue increasing in significance but a third think their CFO isn’t

      Cowen Partners Named Top CFO Search Firm in 2022

      For the 5th year in a row, TopSearchFirms.com has named the “Top CFO Search Firms” in the nation. Ranked executive search firms specialize in Chief Financial Officer executive searches. Finding experienced CFO’s is more important than ever. According to Hunt Scanlon Media, “Private Equity experienced Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is

      Cowen Partners Defines a Great Credit Union CEO

      It takes an exceptional person to lead an institution that truly belongs to its members. What makes a great credit union CEO? The answer is not as simple as you might think – it’s not just about having the right skill set or experience. As with any business, a CEO has to have the necessary

      Defining the Barriers of Inclusive Environments in the Workplace

      Recognizing acts of exclusion can help companies surmount the challenges of developing an inclusive workplace, concludes a new report by Cowen Partners. Microaggressions and unconscious bias are among the most common obstacles to real progress and true diversity and inclusion in any company culture. April 29, 2022 – Diverse and inclusive environments in the workplace should provide

      Quoted in Challenges & Strategies of Hiring C-Level Talent & Executives

      “There are really not enough qualified c-level candidates across the board. During the pandemic, CFOs were really in demand. It was hard to find CFOs qualified at forecasting because businesses were living day by day. CTOs are really hot right now and we are seeing a huge progression from CIO to CTO. The pandemic has

      Is Your Business Ready For The Demands Of Private Equity?

      As Warren Buffett said, “Rule number one: Never lose money. Rule number two: Never forget rule number one.” Whether you are the CEO/founder of a startup or an older, privately held business, there may come a time where you and your colleagues are seeking outside capital. In an ideal world, you are doing so to

      Cowen Partners Retained by Paradigm

      Paradigm, the world’s largest venture capital firm focused on supporting the great Web3 companies of tomorrow has retained Cowen Partners Executive Search on a Global Head of Tax search. A rare opportunity to become the world’s foremost expert on crypto and web3 taxation. Shawn Cole, President Cowen Partners About Paradigm Paradigm is a San Francisco-based investment

      PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL RANKS COWEN PARTNERS EXECUTIVE SEARCH AS TOP SEARCH FIRM

      The Publication Surveyed 18 Executive Recruitment Organizations for Annual Ranking Portland, OR – April 21, 2022 – Cowen Partners Executive Search has been named the top Executive Recruiters in the region for retained search on the Portland Business Journal’s list of Executive Recruiters. This prestigious listing is the result of research by the publication looking at 18

      Cowen Partners Welcomes Bruce Henry, Managing Director – Healthcare, Executive Search Consultant

      Bruce grew up in Chicago and worked as a surgical orderly during summers while in high school. He attended the University of Illinois and Tel Aviv University where he was a pre-med. He founded Bruce Henry Associates, Healthcare Executive Search when living in San Francisco in the ’90s. Through the years he successfully grew the

      HR DIVE Quotes Cowen Partners

      CFOs hold pay raises far below inflation despite scramble for talent CFOs should not count on a quick end to the push for more pay and the fight for talent, the labor market experts said. The U.S. population is aging, shrinking the pool of workers. Also, retirement by many workers early in the pandemic means that

      Cowen Partners Shares the Top 5 Marketing Trends of 2022

      In a post COVID-19 economy consumer behavior has changed drastically from what it used to be. The result of this is that traditional marketing techniques may not yield the desired results with the average prospective consumer. Cowen Partners Executive Search, an executive search firm, has outlined the Top 5 Marketing Trends for 2022 that companies need

      CFO Dive Quotes Cowen Partners’ Shawn Cole

      Shawn Cole, CFO Practice Leader is a regular contributor and thought leader on all things CFO. When the CFO departs, who steps up? Every company needs an established talent pipeline to fill the gap when its CFO leaves. But new research from CFO Dive finds that the role — and the way it is filled

      Cowen Partners is a Regular Contributor to Recruiter

      Shawn Cole, Cofounder and President of Cowen Partners Executive Search Writes for Recruiter.com The Boundaries Between Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Executive Search Are Blurring — What Does That Mean for Recruiters? Not only are private equity firms turning to third-party executive search firms — many are even acquiring or building their own executive recruiting

      Cowen Partners Featured by Bloomberg

      The Remote-Work Czar Is the New Shortcut to the C-Suite. One of the most sought-after management jobs right now is leading large, far-flung teams through uncharted waters. Human resources veterans need not apply. Bloomberg delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the world, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News. About Bloomberg Bloomberg

      Cowen Partners Quoted by Fortune Magazine

      Cowen Partners Quoted by Fortune Magazine on why the best work from home policy is rooted in inclusion All too often, diversity executive search firms compare themselves to law firms or management consultants. The firm wants to offer, then reap, all the benefits of a trusting (and at times, confidential) client relationship without taking on

      Cowen Partners Named to Clutch 1000 Top Service Providers

      Cowen Partners Executive Search today announced that we were named to the Clutch 1000, which honors the top B2B service providers in the world for 2020. Clutch is a B2B market research firm that connects service providers and buyers through data and verified research, and the Clutch 1000 is the firm’s most exclusive award, representing only the

      Cowen Partners Writes for the Puget Sound Business Journal

      Shawn Cole, our President and Co-Founder, writes for the Puget Sound Business Journal. Remember Your ABCs: Moving From Theory to Practice When Recruiting for Executive Diversity About Cowen Partners Executive Search Cowen Partners is the nation’s executive search firm, enabling companies to harness the power of human capital to fuel their success. Cowen Partners gives

      Cowen Partners Defines The Modern Credit Union CFO

      A successful CFO candidate synthesizes old-school accounting with new-age technologies to successfully lead the CU toward a better bottom line. By Shawn Cole With increased market volatility and advancing digital infrastructures appearing across all industries, credit unions, traditionally regional and relatively conservative financial institutions, are emerging as one of the most transitional and rapidly-evolving subsets of

      Hunt Scanlon Names Cowen Partners Top Private Equity Executive Search Firm 2021

      Cowen Partners Executive Search is proud to be named to the Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 list announced in 2021 by market research firm Hunt Scanlon.  The list encompasses the nation’s leading executive search firms driving leadership results in the private equity sector. In addition to recognition by Hunt Scanlon, Cowen Partners has been recognized by

      IPOHub Quotes Cowen Partners

      As businesses grow, their financial needs become more complicated. Businesses usually start out managing basic transactions, but as they expand their transactions become more complex, often requiring a heightened level of analysis and more robust systems and processes. Eventually, the company needs to move beyond the basics and create a more sophisticated financial strategy. While

      Partner Shawn Cole Writes for the Business Journals

      Why executive search firms should assume a fiduciary responsibility to represent a diverse candidate pool All too often, search firms compare themselves to the professional services offered by a law firm or management consultant. The firm wants to offer, then reap all the benefits of a trusting (and at times, confidential) client relationship, but assume

      CFO Quotes Cowen Partners Cofounder Shawn Cole

      Cowen Partners does more CFO searches in a month than other firms do in a year for one reason: our process works. That’s why we are consistently recognized as leaders among the best CFO recruiters in the nation. Our senior partner led, due diligence driven process has made us a top CFO search firm. Our

      Founding Partner Shawn Cole Writes for Forbes Magazine

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      Cowen Partners Named Top CFO Search Firm in 2021

      For the 4th year in a row, TopSearchFirms.com has named the “Top CFO Search Firms” in the nation. Ranked executive search firms specialize in Chief Financial Officer executive searches. Finding experienced CFO’s is more important than ever. According to Hunt Scanlon Media, “Private Equity experienced Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is

      Business Journals Covers the Cowen Partners Venture Fund

      Executive search firm founders launch investment fund to back startups. The Cowen Partners Venture Fund is designed to write small seed stage checks Cowen Partners founders Shawn Cole and Ash Wendt build things. Both are serial entrepreneurs who met each other while employed as recruiters. Soon after, they launched Cowen Partners, which has quickly become

      Cowen Partners Venture Fund Featured in the Silicon Florist

      Nothing ventured, nothing gained: Cowen Partners announces new non-tech early stage venture fund The fund allows Cole and Wendt to formalize their angel investing and perhaps align with local organizations such as Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. The two expect working with groups like OEN will help with deal flow. While the firm isn’t releasing details on

      Cowen Partners Welcomes Thomas Paik, Managing Director, Executive Search Consultant

      Thomas has diverse experience supporting global brands going through transformational change. Prior to joining Cowen Partners, Thomas was the Global Talent Acquisition Director for Mercy Corps – a leading international non-governmental organization focusing on senior level and executive searches. He Co-Founded the People of Color Affinity group in partnership with the executive team. Prior to

      2022 M&A Outlook: Top Trends to Note

      After a record year in which global dealmaking crossed the $5 trillion threshold, expectations are high for 2022. Driven by abundant low-interest debt and private equity action, deal value and volume peaked at historic highs in 2021, but the question now is what next?  While it’s unlikely that new records will be set in 2022,

      Cowen Partners Welcomes Jim O’Leary, Managing Director, Executive Search Consultant

      Jim has been an executive recruiter for over twenty years with a global reputation for identifying high-performing CxO/VP/Director level senior executive leaders for some of the most innovative, public, private and early-stage entrepreneurial firms. He has concluded mission critical searches in a broad swath of industries, including (but not limited to): High technology Consumer brands

      Cowen Partners is Named as one of the Nation’s Leading Private Equity Executive Search Firms

      Cowen Partners was recognized by Hunt Scanlon in its annual roundup of the 100 most prominent executive search firms serving the private equity sector. Cowen Partners Executive Search is proud to be named to the Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 list announced in 2021 by market research firm Hunt Scanlon.  The list encompasses the nation’s leading executive search firms

      Cowen Partners Executive Search Relocates Portland, Oregon Office to Lake Oswego, Oregon

      Cowen Partners Executive Search, Oregon and SW Washington’s only nationally ranked executive search firm has relocated its Portland, Oregon office to Lake Oswego, Oregon. The Pacific Northwest, including Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, has always been a core market for the firm and the move to Lake Oswego was based on availability of office space

      Agenda Week Quotes Cowen Partners Executive Search

      Burnout Hits CFOs as Boards Grapple With Departures Shawn Cole, president and founding partner at executive search firm Cowen Partners, said pent-up demand from the pandemic is driving CFO changes in 2021. CFOs may have stuck around for longer than planned to get companies through the business impacts of Covid-19, he said. “There were a

      COVID Disrupts Recruiting Rhythms for Credit Unions

      CUs are conducting video conferences to interview candidates, but some still won’t make hiring decisions without a face-to-face interview. Shawn Cole, president and founding partner for Cowen Partners Executive Search., said he has found executives are interested in other positions but they are staying put for now. “Our business has not slowed down, but it

      CEO Evaluation: How to Improve CEO Evaluation for 2022

      The sheer amount of influence a Chief Executive Officer wields over a company makes it challenging to receive objective feedback. Therefore, a company must have a well-thought-out feedback mechanism in place. A well-designed and implemented CEO performance evaluation process can enable the board and the CEO to understand each other’s expectations clearly. Since CEO performance

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      The corporate case for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as well as representation and leadership at the board level is well established. Board quality is dependent on-board diversity. Diversity helps your company’s board avoid ‘groupthink’ and empowers them with diverse ideas and new approaches that help conquer future threats and embrace opportunities. Overwhelmingly, studies point

      Top 10 Talent Acquisition Strategies for 2022

      What is the opportunity cost of a poor hire? Although answers differ, from financial and time deficits to potentially dangerous culture and productivity lapses, one thing is sure – the cost is often steep and correcting a mishire can be just as pricey.  As a result, talent acquisition has emerged as a deliberate approach to

      How to Hire the Best CMOs for Startups in 2022: 5 Insights from Executive Recruiters

      By Ash Wendt, President Cowen Partners Executive Search 5 Insights from Top Executive Recruiters A chief marketing officer (CMO) is an essential role within any startup. The right CMO can build out your marketing team, improve brand awareness, and drive sales. Hiring for this role, however, can be a bit complicated, especially for startups. Many

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      Experienced businesswoman Leigh Gower has joined Dutch Bros Coffee as the drive-thru beverage company’s first Chief Technology Officer. Gower brings a 20 year background of helping companies transform customer service using technology. “Leigh has dedicated her career to customer-focused, transformative work. She recognizes the need to seamlessly integrate technology into everything we do to create a flawless,

      Top Sales Recruiting Articles of 2021

      Considering the dynamic commercial landscape of the past two years, it’s unsurprising that sales and marketing continue to be top of mind for our executive readers.  A common feature of the global economic recovery for companies has been a transition from in-person sales interactions and pipelines to a fully digital customer experience or a hybrid

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      Sam Torres to Lead Cowen Partners’ New Sports & Entertainment Executive Search Division

      Cowen Partners Executive Search announced today Sam Torres will lead the new Sports and Entertainment Executive Search Practice. Mr. Torres will serve as a senior advisor to C-Suite leaders and front office administrators in the entertainment, sports & athletics executive recruitment process while also providing guidance on talent and sports business best practices. The Cowen

      APP ANNIE Engages Cowen Partners Executive Search

      App Annie is the industry’s most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. Our mission is to help customers create winning mobile experiences and achieve excellence. We created the mobile app data market and are committed to delivering the industry’s most complete mobile performance offering. We are headquartered in San Francisco with 12 offices worldwide. More

      Cowen Partners has Been Engaged by Vicinity Energy, the Nation’s Largest District Energy Supplier.

      With 19 district energy systems in 12 major cities, Vicinity Energy is the leading provider of district energy solutions in the U.S. Vicinity produces and distributes steam, hot water, and chilled water directly through its vast underground network to individual buildings and campuses. District energy eliminates the need for boiler and chiller plants in individual

      Dutch Bros has Engaged Cowen Partners on an Executive Search

      Dutch Bros Coffee is the country’s largest privately held drive-thru coffee company, with more than 500 locations and 13,000 employees in 11 states. The company is headquartered in Grants Pass, Oregon, where it was founded in 1992 by Dane and Travis Boersma. Dutch Bros serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, the proprietary Dutch Bros Blue

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      It is accepted that there is only one thing that is constant in life: change. In 2020, the world experienced some of the biggest changes. The business environment was not left out as it also experienced several significant shifts. And these changes show no signs of slowing down. At the center of these changes is

      Idaho Trust Bank Engages Cowen Partners on a Chief Financial Officer Search

      About Idaho Trust Bank Founded in 1994 by brothers Daniel Prohaska and Thomas Prohaska, Idaho Trust Bank offers personal banking, private banking, and business banking, as well as personalized wealth management and investment management. Idaho Trust specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Idaho Trust Bank operates out of full-service branches in Boise and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho as well

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