UPS CFO Brian Newman is departing. But the firm’s CEO is a finance veteran who helped Home Depot survive

      UPS (no. 37 on the Fortune 500) announced on Monday that Brian Newman, CFO since 2019, will leave the company on June 1, for medical reasons. “I am honored to have served as CFO of such a storied company with so many great leaders around the world,” Newman said in a statement. “I am confident in the

      Cowen Partners Named to Forbes’ 2024 America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms

      Out of the thousands of recruiting firms Cowen Partners was nominated by our executive search peers and HR leaders, in a non-biased survey conducted by Statista At Cowen Partners, we recognize that the right leadership is paramount to transformative success. Cowen Partners stands at the pinnacle of executive search, dedicated to empowering companies by connecting them

      Why Abrupt Executive Departures Are More Common Than You Realize

      Regarding Ahn’s situation at the office, “this kind of behavior happens more often than you realize,” said Shawn Cole, president and founding partner of Cowen Partners, a C-suite-focused executive search firm. “Most organizations are not as public about the circumstances of an executive abruptly leaving or will play it off for other reasons,” Cole said.

      Fortunes Asks Shawn Cole About the ADM CFO Scandal

      “There is a larger problem at ADM as this scandal didn’t begin and end with Mr. Luthar,” said Shawn Cole, president and founding partner of Cowen Partners, a C-suite-focused executive search firm. Roig has served in various finance and operational leadership roles at ADM for two decades, and as a member of the firm’s executive

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      CEO turnover is huge right now, hitting a record high last year. Just nine months into 2023, and more than 1,400 CEOs had already boxed up their belongings and headed for the door. However, these executive exits can’t be chalked up to retirements alone — though that was a factor. Newly minted CEOs are parting ways with

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      Good morning. Royal Bank of Canada fired its finance chief after an internal review and an outside investigation concluded that CFO Nadine Ahn was in an “undisclosed close personal relationship” with another employee—a violation of the firm’s Code of Conduct. The other employee in the relationship, who wasn’t named, also was terminated. According to the

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      Consumer behavior has always changed in accordance with societal and economic trends. Recent years are no exception, ushering in what can best be described as the “blended” experience due to the rise of technology and digital advancements. As people return to stores in droves, they bring with them a new digital fluidity, using a combination

      Navigating the Surge in Executive Turnover

      Four ways to strengthen your talent pipeline—and particularly the pool from which your successor will be tapped. Turnover rates began to steadily climb in 2020 and continued to do so over the next two years. In 2022 alone, voluntary departures hit historic highs, with an estimated 50.5 million workers leaving their jobs for other opportunities — be

      Cowen Partners Among America’s Best

      Hunt Scanlon Media’s 2024 Edition: The Select Guide to America’s Top 250 Executive Search Firms The executive search industry is growing as companies prioritize talent. Selecting the right recruiting partner is crucial in meeting human capital needs. Contrary to the past belief that bigger is better, firms of all sizes and specialties are now poised

      UnitedHealth, Hilton Grand Vacations elevate CFOs to dual president roles

      Taking on new sales or marketing responsibilities through the addition of such roles offers critical learning opportunities for CFOs aspiring to the CEO chair, Cowen Partners’ Shawn Cole says. For both entities, the decision to tap the finance chief to fulfill these roles represents “the modern CFO in action,” Shawn Cole, president of boutique executive

      Cowen Partners on Ally Bank’s CEO Search

      Capital One’s acquisition of Discover was likely high among Rhodes’ reasons for the move, said Shawn Cole, president and founding partner of executive search firm Cowen Partners.  “It may not have been disclosed to him during the interview process,” leaving him blindsided, Cole said in a Thursday email. “It’s likely, given the timing, that he was

      Boeing CEO Search: Engineer or Finance Chief

      Cowen Partners President Shawn Cole interviewed by NPR Boeing’s CEO Dave Calhoun has resigned and will step down at the end of the year. It comes after a series of mishaps with the aviation company including a door plug blowing off a 737 MAX 9 mid-flight. In today’s episode, we turn to a head-hunter to

      Shawn Cole is Asked About ADM’s CFO Scandal

      Interim ADM CFO gets $35K monthly pay boost Embattled Archer Daniels Midland also gave interim finance chief Ismael Roig restricted stock valued at $1 million that will fully vest in March of next year. An ADM spokesperson Tuesday declined to comment on the latest filing outlining Roig’s stipend. But Shawn Cole, president of the executive

      Cowen Partners Named on List of Top Search Firms

      Hunt Scanlon Media’s 2024 Edition: The Select Guide to America’s Top 250 Executive Search Firms The executive search industry is growing as companies prioritize talent. Selecting the right recruiting partner is crucial in meeting human capital needs. Contrary to the past belief that bigger is better, firms of all sizes and specialties are now poised

      FORTUNE: First-Time CFO at Meati Foods Became CEO within 2 Weeks. Expert Explains ‘Very Unusual Timing’ of the Move

      Less well known are cases like Graves’ in which a new hire so quickly ascends to the top spot. It’s “very unusual timing,” Shawn Cole, president and founding partner of Cowen Partners, a C-suite-focused executive search firm, told me. “I think the better question is: Why was he hired as CFO in the first place?

      CFO Dive Asks Cowen Partners About CFO Moves at Prudential Financial & Tax Prep Giant H&R Block

      Prudential Financial and Tax Preparation Giant H&R Block are the latest companies to deliver news of financial leadership shuffles alongside earnings this week. Shawn Cole, president at the executive search firm Cowen Partners, said executive announcements like the “well-received” news at Costco this week can “stand alone” if they are viewed as positive. Costco shares were up 8%

      Cowen Partners in Chief Executive Magazine

      How to access world-class leadership. As the business world continues to shift, so must the executive recruiting tactics of top companies. In a recent survey, more than half of companies reported that they are making changes to their talent-sourcing strategy to close skills gaps and meet changing demands. Read more HERE About Corporate Board Member With

      Cowen Partners in Corporate Board Member Magazine

      How to access world-class leadership. As the business world continues to shift, so must the executive recruiting tactics of top companies. In a recent survey, more than half of companies reported that they are making changes to their talent-sourcing strategy to close skills gaps and meet changing demands. Read more HERE About Corporate Board Member With

      Boardroom Pulse: Cowen Partners on Finding the Right CEO

      When the time comes to bring on a new CEO to breathe a sense of renewed life into an aging organization, you’ll need to determine your primary objectives and find someone capable of executing them. CEOs, like all people, have different strengths and weaknesses, so selecting one whose strengths align with your organizational goals is

      Nike layoffs: Three things workers can expect as their next work and life phases begin

      The Portland Business Journal asks Shawn Cole and Thomas Paik of Cowen Partners on what a career after Nike can look like. Read more HERE About American Business Journals American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States, with 44 business publications across the country reaching more

      Yahoo Finance Asks Cowen Partners About Spotify’s CFO Search

      What the sudden exit of Spotify’s CFO says about the skills companies want in 2024 Read more HERE About Fortune Fortune drives the conversation about business. With a global perspective, the guiding wisdom of history, and an unflinching eye to the future, we report and reveal the stories that matter today—and that will matter even more

      Cowen Partners on Earnings Season CFO Moves

      Announcing CFO exits and entrances during earnings season can pave the way to a smooth transition — but there can be downsides. Shawn Cole, president at the executive search firm Cowen Partners, said executive announcements like the “well-received” news at Costco this week can “stand alone” if they are viewed as positive. Costco shares were up 8%

      Cowen Partners Executive Search Featured by Boardroom Pulse

      Why CEOs and Succession Plans Fail — and the Unconventional Path to Getting It Right If you read recent business headlines with any sort of regularity, one trend has become crystal clear — CEOs are leaving at an unprecedented rate. In May 2023, the number of CEO exits hit their highest total (224) since 2002. Departures of

      Cowen Partners in the Financial Times

      The scramble to find CFOs as departures hit decade-high. Decade-high turnover among chief financial officers in the UK and elevated departure rates in the US and Europe have left large companies scrambling to fill the role, forcing many to expand their searches, rethink requirements and pay more to their top choices. READ MORE HERE About

      HRD Quotes Cowen Partners on the Return to Office

      This week JP Morgan has told all of its Managing Directors to head back to the office for 5 days a week. The giant bank (which is also completing a giant office in Manhattan) has decided to bite the bullet and push for a five-day week back in the office. The announcement comes as no

      Cowen Partners Quoted in Fortune About Executives Working From Home

      The workcation is on the rise. The blended work-travel experience is seen by proponents as a great way to increase motivation, productivity, and creativity. In a recent YouGov poll, 53% of Americans who can work remotely said they were interested in taking a workcation in the next 12 months–and their companies are helping make this happen.

      Cowen Partners Quoted in CFO Dive

      Spotify, Lucid CFO exits signal broader ‘changing of the guards’ Some year-end C-suite job churn is normal. But this year executive recruiters say they’re seeing more than usual. Shawn Cole, president of boutique executive search firm Cowen Partners, also said he thought the pace of year-end executive exits was above normal but to be expected, especially

      Fortune Asks Cowen Partners About Spotify’s CFO

      Spotify’s CFO Paul Vogel is stepping down from his position. Daniel Ek, founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of Spotify, said, in a public announcement, that Vogel doesn’t have the experience for the company’s “new phase.” A global leader in audio streaming, the Stockholm—based company announced on Dec. 7 that Vogel will be leaving

      Worklife Asks Cowen Partners About Executive Compensation

      “In any economic slowdown, CFOs are indispensable,” said Shawn Cole, president of boutique executive search firm Cowen Partners. “CEOs are dispensable and can be replaced. A CFO right now, is much more difficult to replace — especially for publicly-held companies — that looks really bad.” Read more HERE ABOUT HUNT SCANLON MEDIA WorkLife chronicles the changes

      5 Ways Search Firms Support the Talent Management Priorities of PE Companies

      Recruiting and retaining top talent for the private equity sector has been challenging, especially as competition continues to increase, according to a study from Cowen Partners. The search firm lays out five ways that executive search firms are helping private equity companies find success in their talent management endeavors. Read more HERE ABOUT HUNT SCANLON MEDIA Welcome

      PE Hub Quotes Cowen Partners

      PE Hub is a premium intelligence service covering private equity deal-making in North America. Subscribers gain access to exclusive deal news and insight from the dedicated team of PE Hub journalists covering all industries. PE Hub provides detailed information on LBO deal trends, how capital is being deployed and why, fresh investment opportunities, quarterly deal

      Cowen Partners Named Top Cyber Security Executive Search Firm

      Hunt Scanlon presents its listing of search firms dedicated to cyber security and technology – a nod to the ever expanding convergence of web, cloud, social and mobile technologies. These 40 cyber security and technology recruiting specialists are well-positioned to identify your next best-in-class leaders. Read more HERE ABOUT HUNT SCANLON MEDIA Welcome to Hunt

      9 Employee Traits to Look for When Hiring in 2023

      How do you find the right employee for your business? Look for these nine characteristics. Every business owes its success not just to its leaders but also to the employees who carry out the day-to-day operations. But how do you find the right employees for your business? You can develop a more effective hiring strategy by prioritizing

      Cowen Partners Highlights Global Executives Changing the Face of Business

      Cowen Partners has spent the last half-year profiling executives who embody the inspirational traits that make great leaders. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, October 2, 2023 — Executive search firm Cowen Partners is highlighting its Origin Stories series, which profiles executives who embody the traits that inspire leaders to be great and lead well. The series shares the

      Cowen Partners Named Top Financial Services Executive Search Firm

      Hunt Scanlon presents its ‘Financial Sixty’ ranking of search firms focused on the financial services sector in the Americas.  Hunt Scanlon’s team of editors and analysts selected these 60 firms who we deemed the most prominent in the financial sector. Read more HERE ABOUT HUNT SCANLON MEDIA Welcome to Hunt Scanlon Media — the most

      Where Does DEI Go from Here?

      Cowen Partners is proud to partner with Harvard Business Review’s IdeaCast and How Companies Can Recommit to Their DEI Goals After the summer of 2020 in the United States, many organizations made a big push to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in their ranks and operations. But now, many fear that that momentum is slipping, especially in

      Cowen Partners in Fortune

      Last week, BP named Murray Auchincloss, the company’s CFO since July 2020, interim CEO. Today, BP announced that Kate Thomson will take on the role as interim CFO. Thomson is the first woman in that role at the company. She’s currently BP’s VP of finance for production and operations. Thomson has worked at BP for 19

      BP CFO steps into breach after CEO resigns

      A CEO scandal has opened the door for CFO Murray Auchincloss to take over the company on an interim — and possibly permanent — basis. While still rare, CFO-to-CEO promotions are on an upward curve, as previously reported by CFO Dive. Those coming directly from a CFO seat made up 7.9% of sitting CEOs in 2022, according to executive search firm Crist Kolder

      Does Industry Experience Matter?

      Companies are increasingly looking more at the overall skill sets of CFO candidates rather than whether those individuals have sector-specific experience, according to experts. One example? Ravi Thanawala. Read more HERE About Fortune Fortune drives the conversation about business. With a global perspective, the guiding wisdom of history, and an unflinching eye to the future, we

      CFO Turnover at Fortune 1000 Companies Spiked 30% Since Last ear

      Of those who’ve moved so far in 2023, 29% retired, and more than a third (37%) took over a new role in the same organization. “One example that comes to mind is at Chevron Corporation. Eimear P. Bonner, VP and chief technology officer (CTO) at the oil giant, has been appointed the next CFO, effective March

      3 Crucial Strategies for Sustaining Growth in a Competitive Market

      Scaling a business for growth isn’t simple, but these strategies can help. In the early days of a business, there is typically one goal: making sales. Most startups don’t have unlimited cash for their operations, so they’ll quickly fall apart if they can’t attract customers. But those who successfully build a client base face new

      Shawn Cole in CFO Dive

      Is Tesla’s ‘Master of Coin’ the CFO white whale? Zachary Kirkhorn’s sudden exit from the EV maker has sparked questions around what a second act might look like for a 38-year-old ex-CFO with a net worth of $590 million. The surprise shakeup in the Tesla C-suite — with CFO Zachary Kirkhorn parting ways with the electric vehicle maker after

      Harvard Business Review Partners With Cowen Partners

      Cowen Partners Executive Search is excited to be partnering with the Harvard Business Review on their premier podcast, HBR IdeaCast. A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management. About the hosts Alison Beard is an executive editor at Harvard Business Review and previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Financial Times. A mom of

      The Wall Street Journal Asks Us About the Hidden Job Market

      Psst…There’s a Hidden Market for Six-Figure Jobs. Here’s How to Get In. Unlisted jobs help companies skirt pay transparency laws in New York and elsewhere. Getting one requires ninja-like networking skills. Read more HERE About the Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal was founded in July 1889. Ever since, the Journal has led the

      Cowen Partners Featured in Top Recruiters List

      Headhunter Database for Finding Jobs in Banking, Private Equity, Hedge Funds Looking for a job as a trader, dealmaker, or portfolio manager? Try our searchable database of top recruiters across more than 100… Read More HERE About Cowen Partners Executive Search Cowen Partners is the nation’s executive search firm, enabling companies to harness the power

      Cowen Partners on Chevron CFO Appointment

      CFOs are increasingly playing a central role in digital transformation. But is the CTO-to-CFO path a common one? “Absolutely not,” says Shawn Cole, executive recruiter and president of Cowen Partners, an executive search firm specializing in the C-suite. “Similar to FedEx hiring John Dietrich as CFO, these are very strange appointments for companies of this

      From CTO to CFO: a major oil company’s rare move

      Fortune asks Cowen Partners about Chevron’s recent CFO appointment. Read more HERE About Fortune Fortune drives the conversation about business. With a global perspective, the guiding wisdom of history, and an unflinching eye to the future, we report and reveal the stories that matter today—and that will matter even more tomorrow. With the trusted power to

      Cowen Partners Named Top Private Equity Executive Search Firm

      Hunt Scanlon presents its annual roundup of the 100 most prominent executive search firms serving the private equity sector. Hunt Scanlon Media is one of the leading names in the senior talent management sector, with over 25 years in the business. The firm has global staffing intelligence data available in daily newswires, annual leadership and

      Trading sneakers for pizza? Ravi Thanawala joining Papa John’s from Nike shows how CFOs can add value regardless of industry

      Fortune asks Cowen Partners if the skillsets of a modern CFO are allowing them to be more industry agnostic? Read more HERE About Fortune Fortune drives the conversation about business. With a global perspective, the guiding wisdom of history, and an unflinching eye to the future, we report and reveal the stories that matter today—and that

      Is a Chief Growth Officer Right for Your Credit Union?

      Before appointing a CGO, a credit union must identify what it wants them to achieve and expects them to oversee. Credit unions often find it challenging to grow their organization past a certain market, size, or member base. Sometimes, restrictions on joining the credit union limit their opportunities, but other times, the lack of growth

      Cowen Partners CFO Movement Study 2023

      Today’s CFOs are grappling with continued, rapid, digital disruption (both within their organizations and the finance function itself), along with a prolonged high-interest rate environment and continued fear of recession. Meanwhile, organizations continue to put an emphasis on, and investment in, bringing greater diversity, equity, and inclusion to the c-suite. Amidst that backdrop, CFO movement

      Talent Continues to be the Driving Force Behind Private Equity Firms

      Private equity firms are saying that talent is the most important factor in driving growth. But what does it take to fill senior roles for these companies? Laura Kinder of Daversa Partners, Tim Robb of Eric Salmon, Andrew Oliver of WilsonHCG, Eric Walczykowski of Bespoke Partners, Dana Feller of Hudson Gate Partners, Keith Giarman of

      2023 CFO Openings & Interim CFO Appointments

      The CFO churn from 2022 has continued into the first half of 2023 as companies continue to grapple with inflation, high-interest rates, supply chain issues, and falling consumer demand. These economic pressures have led many companies to undergo organizational and leadership changes. The CFO role was no exception. Only eight of the 29 companies in

      Is an Executive Hiring Crisis Approaching?

      Whether your organization sources its future leaders from within or considers outside candidates, having suitable successors in place will reduce the risk of disruptions to business processes, stock valuations, and customer relationships, says a new report from Cowen Partners Executive Search. Read more HERE ABOUT HUNT SCANLON MEDIA Welcome to Hunt Scanlon Media — the

      How to Instill & Foster a Growth Mindset in Your Employees

      With a growth mindset and a focus on growth marketing, there’s no limit to what you and your team can accomplish together. There are two primary types of mindsets; growth and fixed. Individuals with a fixed mindset have difficulty seeing past their current responsibilities or even six months into the future. When change occurs, they can become paralyzed,

      Post-Pandemic ‘New Normal’ Brings New Talent Challenges

      Inflation and remote work issues are making it harder for credit unions to attract new talent. After dealing with excruciating recruitment and retention problems during the pandemic, credit unions are seeing in the “new normal” of the post-pandemic era new challenges related to inflation and remote work, which may be less excruciating but nevertheless problematic.

      Economic Downturns Don’t Last Forever — Here Are 5 Ways to Maintain Resilience During a Recession

      Don’t worry. There will always be a light at the end of the tunnel. There are a host of challenges you’ll face as the founder of a startup. Finessing your products or services, identifying your target customer base and hiring your supporting staff are just a few examples. Some companies will need an influx of capital

      6 Signs It’s Time to Hire Employees for Your Startup

      Thankfully, outside assistance can lift a significant burden from your shoulders. A new leader could identify potential opportunities you’re passing up or areas where you could improve your business operations. Above all else, it allows you to step back from the day-to-day operations and focus on big-picture ideas that will grow your business. The early days of

      Could Your Startup Benefit from Outside Leadership? Look for These 5 Signs

      Running a startup isn’t easy. With a smaller workforce, you may be responsible for growing sales, sustaining your operations, keeping in compliance and many other tasks. And when something goes wrong, you’re often the one that clients and employees turn to for help. So while company ownership is rewarding, being the leader and wearing so many hats

      Search Firms Continue to Provide New Services for Clients 

      As the war for top executive talent heats up, search firms are feeling pressure to offer more comprehensive services beyond just pure retained search. In response, many firms are diversifying their offerings to include interim, development and coaching, assessment, and other tools in addition to their traditional search services. Talent experts Sandy Gross of Pinetum

      Carriers Hit Left & Right with C-Suite Changes

      Several carriers have experienced turnover of C-suite leadership in the past five months as executives seek work-life balance, face termination, or retire. Part of the turnover can be attributed to demographics, with several executives nearing retirement. But another factor is a pandemic-driven shift in values toward less stressful careers. “We’re dealing with a lot of

      CFO Dive: The dawn of the interim CFO

      With financial leadership coming at a premium, interim CFOs are having their moment in the spotlight. “Many CFOs with decades of experience are also either looking to retire, or seeking promotion rather than lateral opportunities, said Shawn Cole, president of boutique executive search firm Cowen Partners. The jump from the CFO to the CEO seat is “way more commonplace” today than

      Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky calls out RTO mandates from execs ‘going away to the Hamptons’ and Europe this summer

      In an interview earlier this week, Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky pointed out that a revival of return-to-office pushes are often coming from executives with the most amount of flexibility. “I guarantee you that many of these CEOs who are calling people back to the office in New York City are going away to the Hamptons

      Shawn Cole in the The Wall Street Journal

      CFO Hiring Was Streamlined During Covid, But More Thorough Vetting Is Back in Vogue Increased corporate activism and a desire for ‘wartime’ finance chiefs with experience during downturns are driving companies to beef up hiring practices “This concept of a wartime CFO has reasserted itself, and that was something that was referred to during the

      How to Sustain a Family Business Across Generations

      It can be tempting to assume the next generation is ready to take over your company and allow you to enjoy your twilight years, but you must ensure they have time to develop skills and realize their identity. Preparing the next generation for leadership is one of the hardest parts of running a family business. Whether the

      CFO Dive Asks About RS Group CFO Resignation

      David Egan, 55, the CFO of RS Group — a provider of product and service solutions for designers and builders of industrial equipment and operations — resigned after notifying the board of directors of “a personal relationship with a colleague,” according to a company announcement Wednesday. “Right now, there needs to be a full assessment of the

      Cowen Partners Executive Search Leverages AI for Faster Results Without Bias

      Cowen Partners aims to expedite the recruitment process with the assistance of AI tools that reduce potential hiring bias and expertly source candidates for executive leadership roles. Cowen Partners, a global executive search firm, announced today the launch of its AI recruiting solution. While traditional firms are limited to their networks and databases, Cowen Partners

      Cowen Partners Launches Family Business Center

      Cowen Partners recognizes the impact that family businesses have on our economy and their local communities. Family businesses are at the heart of the U.S. economy. They contribute over half of our nation’s GDP and employ over 60% of the country’s workforce. Family business owners are among the most committed to their employees since they often hire

      What the Future Holds for CEOs

      Macro and microeconomic shifts require that CEOs stay agile if they want to succeed in today’s uncertain environment. The months and years ahead will offer little relief, says a report from Cowen Partners Executive Search. CEOs will need to be mindful of digital disruptions, economic risks, and geopolitical difficulties, to name just a few of

      Cowen Partners Launches Proprietary Personality Assessment

      Cowen Partners Executive Search has launched a proprietary personality assessment measuring behavioral, motivational, and thinking style assessments (DISC, motivators, and critical thinking) in one applicable tool. The firm’s personality assessment report offers insight into: the individual’s behavioral and communication tendencies; what can drive action toward, away, or against others, based on values; how an individual’s processing ability affects

      Cowen Partners Launches Executive Origin Series: Profiling Notable Executives

      The Executive Origin Series by Cowen Partners Executive Search, a global executive search firm, shares the personal journeys of purpose-driven executives with emerging leaders and peers who share similar aspirations. Through this series, Cowen Partners hopes to share executive stories that inspire you to shape your own leadership trajectory, generating a substantial influence in your

      Ash Wendt in the The Wall Street Journal

      Executives Lose a Coveted Status Symbol—Their Assistants Valerie Balensiefen remembers the directive she got from a former boss on her first day as his executive assistant in 2019: She’d been hired to support him, and him alone. If others tried to steal her time, she was to tell them to fend for themselves.  Read more

      Hunt Scanlon: Understanding Employee Attrition & Retention

      Retaining employees isn’t easy, and when they leave an organization, along goes their knowledge and skills. Managers then have to find new people to fill their roles and start training from the beginning. According to a new report from Cowen Partners, companies should consider two key metrics when monitoring their staff: employee attrition and employee

      Hunt Scanlon: The CHRO Trends for 2023

      March 7, 2023 – After several years of challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain difficulties, and economic uncertainty, organizations are wondering what to expect in 2023. Unfortunately, there are still adverse remnants of the previous three years. Among others, the war in Ukraine continues, with no end yet in sight. Nor is there any shortage

      CFO Dive Asks About Paymentus picks ex-TiVo exec for CFO

      Paymentus’ announcement of its CFO pick comes less than a month after it handed a severage agreement to Seamon. If Seamon were terminated under certain qualifying terms and without cause, the agreement provided that he would continue to be paid his base salary and health care premiums for six months after leaving the company. Seamon’s annual base salary was $335,000, according

      Cowen Partners Executive Search Market Trends in 2023

      The last few years in the hiring market have been full of ups and downs and many changes to work as we know it. We’ve seen a trend toward more remote work during and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year was particularly tough for executive searches, as many companies engaged in executive

      CFO Dive Asks Cowen Partners About Severance Benefits

      Seamon’s annual base salary was $335,000 as of Nov. 10 and he is eligible for a target annual cash bonus of $150,000, according to an employment agreement filed with the SEC in November. The agreement also stated that he would be “eligible to participate” in the company’s change in control and severance agreement “subject to approval by the

      Cowen Partners in CFO Dive About SelectQuote CFO

      Clement will receive an annual base salary of $375,000 for his role as finance chief as well as an annual target bonus opportunity equal to 50% of that base, according to the Wednesday filing. He will also receive a one-time cash bonus of $200,000 “upon the Company’s achievement of certain strategic objectives,”which will not be

      CFO Dive Asks About Bed Bath & Beyond Turnaround

      Within days the Union, N.J.-based company swiftly moved to name Crossen, then the company’s senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer, to the CFO seat. Now, with Etlin filling the interim role, Crossen will resume her previous roles and continue as the company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer, according to a company filing.

      Business Insider Asks Cowen Partners About Non-Competes

      How eliminating noncompete agreements could make it easier for workers to change jobs Recession fears might cause some workers to sit tight, at least for a while — but recruiters expect more employees to change jobs if the ban passes. Read More HERE About Cowen Partners Executive Search Cowen Partners is the nation’s executive search

      Cowen Partners Named Top CFO Search Firm in 2023

      For the 6th 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

      CFO Dive Asks About Leadership Shifts in Tech

      Continued economic headwinds could lead to increased turnover among financial leadership. CFOs who were able to deliver results when the economy was booming may, in an economic slump, find themselves in an “uncomfortable position keeping CEOs and shareholders happy,” Shawn Cole, president of executive search firm Cowen Partners said in an email in response to questions.

      Cowen Partners Named Top Private Equity Executive Search Firm

      Hunt Scanlon presents its annual roundup of the 100 most prominent executive search firms serving the private equity sector. Hunt Scanlon Media is one of the leading names in the senior talent management sector, with over 25 years in the business. The firm has global staffing intelligence data available in daily newswires, annual leadership and

      Business Insider Asks Cowen Partners About Title Inflation

      The war for talent as well as economic uncertainty have prompted many firms in the past two years to attract and retain workers with hefty — but meaningless — titles like “head of innovation” or “senior vice president.” What’s more, these titles often come without added responsibilities, promotions, or pay raises. While the fancy labels have

      Bloomberg Asks Cowen Partners About the State of Crypto Executive Search

      They Fled Wall Street for Crypto. They Have Few Regrets First, stablecoin TerraUSD collapsed. Then hedge fund Three Arrows Capital went under, dragging Voyager Digital and Celsius Network down with it. In the latest blow, Sam Bankman-Fried’s empire — once considered a crypto savior — imploded, causing a crisis of confidence that’s wiped out billions of dollars and is spreading to companies across the

      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

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      90% of all our work is from existing clients and or referrals from past clients. – Cowen Partners

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      Confidential Executive Search

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