Operations Recruitment & COO Executive Search

      Exceptional Talent from Top COO Recruiters


      Whether you need a Chief Operating Officer, a Director of Operations, or a General Manager, Cowen Partners has you covered. Our operations and COO executive recruitment team has access to the nation’s top operations leadership talent. 


      You want an experienced operations leader to step in and manage sustainable growth. What you don’t want is a candidate with ‘potential’ you end up having to take a risk on and train. That’s where we come in.

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      National Operations Leadership & COO Executive Recruitment Firm


      Cowen Partners’ team knows that placing the right operations leader requires matching industry-specific skills and experience to your needs. Our COO executive recruitment experts deliver this by examining your goals and industry best practices to identify the operations talent needed to deliver the results you want. 


      We deep dive into our networks, build connections through due diligence, vet the right fit for your company culture, and then deliver a list of curated candidates whose skills, experience, and processes will meet, and exceed, your marketing needs.


      This proven COO executive recruitment process is our guarantee that you’ll get the placement you need the first time. To learn more about our executive search process, how we help, and if our recruitment process is the right fit for your team, let’s talk. 

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        COO & Operational Leadership Placements

        • Chief Operations Officer – $1B Retailer
        • General Manager – $1B Manufacturer
        • Chief Operating Officer – $20M eCommerce
        • Hospital Operations Officer
        • Chief Store Officer – Retail
        • Manufacturing Operations Manager
        • Chief Operations Officer – Retail
        • Director of Operations – Retail
        • Private Equity Operating Partner
        • Executive Director – $1B Association
        • Commercial Real Estate Facility Operations 
        • Chief Operations Officer – Healthcare


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        Operations Recruiters & Executive Search
        Operations Recruiters & Executive Search

        The experienced operations executive recruiters at Cowen Partners have a long-standing reputation for excellence when it comes to connecting companies with the most experienced operations leaders. We are well versed in multiple industries; private equity portfolio operations, manufacturing operations, defense operations, facilities operations, healthcare operations, and retail operations. We take exceptional care identifying the best candidates for our clients’ operational leadership needs.


        Read more of our operations executive search resources to see why Cowen Partners is a top operations leadership search firm in Atlanta, St. Louis, Anchorage, Denver, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and beyond.

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        COO Executive Search: Industries We Help


        Every industry needs operational leadership. Our COO recruiters connect companies with in-demand candidates who are prepared to take command of operational leadership roles. Click below to learn more about how we find and place top talent in operational leadership roles in less than 6 weeks.

        COO Search for the BEST Operations Leadership Talent


        As one of an organization’s least understood executive roles, the chief operating officer (COO) — also referred to as the chief operations officer — has distinct oversight and responsibilities from other highly visible leaders, like CEOs and CFOs.


        Those can differ from one organization to another; nevertheless, most COOs require certain experience, skills, and qualifications to truly thrive in this operations executive role. Specifically, the most successful COOs will typically hit the ground running, focusing on assessing a company’s operations, efficiency losses, and where (and how) to streamline operations.


        Beyond that, great COOs will often identify areas of misalignment, uncover better uses of talent resources, and take the lead when it’s time to develop and refine an organization’s strategic plans, both in the short and long term.


        That can fuel improvements and growth across the board, no matter what industry a COO works in — and regardless of company culture, the size of an organization, and more.


        No matter what your objectives and company outlook may be for the next year, 5 years, or 10 years down the road, the COO can put your organization on track for extraordinary success. And our COO search team can connect you with candidates who can truly excel in this key leadership position.



        Companies Agree Our COO Executive Recruitment Process Works. See What Our Clients Have To Say About Our Results.

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        CEO Healthcare

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        CFO Bank

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        SVP Chief People Officer

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        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

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        CEO Specialty Pharmacy

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