Retail Executive Search Firm


      Cowen Partners is a top retail executive search firm with extensive industry experience. We are well-versed in all things retail, operations, merchandising, inventory, eCommerce, sourcing, finance, and technology. Plus, our retail executive recruiters are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, with exceptional expertise in working with private equity-backed firms, public organizations, and pre-IPO retail companies.

      Retail Executive Recruiters - Retail Executive Search - Best CPG & e-Commerce Search Firm



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


      Whether you are searching for top retail headhunters, the best luxury retail executive search firms, or a consumer goods executive search firm, Cowen Partners is the retail executive recruitment partner you can rely on for top talent, optimal ROIs, client-focused service, and turnkey solutions tailored to your needs, company culture, and more.


      Our retail clients are typically $500M in revenue to billion+ Fortune 100’s. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite, including:

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        Retail Executive Search Examples

        Sourcing exceptional talent and maximizing our clients’ ROI are just some of the reasons why the retail executive recruiters at Cowen Partners are known for excellence. Here is a closer look at some of our most recent placements in the retail executive search space.

        Outdoor Sportwear

        Recruited an eCommerce, retail, and industry-experienced VP of Marketing and Demand Generation for a well-known sportswear brand in Portland, Oregon.


        eCommerce Nutrition

        Retained to find a chief operating officer (COO), CFO, Marketing Manager, and SEO Manager by a fastest growing Inc. 5000 CPG company in the eCommerce, weight loss, and nutrition space located in Austin, Texas.


        Consumer Services

        Retained by a $400m consumer services company to recruit a Chief Technology Officer to provide advanced integration and communication of 600+ locations and digital customer acquisition.



        Engaged to find a Chief Audit Officer with BIG 4, SOX, and retail experience for a $16B publicly traded luxury retailer in New York.

        International Tax Director

        Successfully placed a dual passport, Israeli, Hebrew speaking Director of Tax at the world’s largest eCommerce company in Seattle, WA.



        Rebuilt the finance function for a well-known $600M venture capital-owned eCommerce company with headquarters in Seattle WA, including CFO, Corporate Controller, Tax Director, and Accounting Manager.



        Recruited an industry-experienced Corporate Controller and Chief Marketing Officer for the fastest-growing, private equity-backed premium water brand in the United States.



        Built out the USA sales team for an international recycled packaging company by headhunting industry experienced account executives with existing client portfolios.

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        Retail Executive Recruiters – CPG, eCommerce & Retail Executive Search

        Our hands-on retail executive recruiters have experience working with private equity, public, pre-IPO retail companies. Clients are typically $500 million in revenue to Fortune 100’s. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite – CEOChief Operating OfficerChief Financial Officer, and include vice president salesgeneral counsel, and other director-level leadership roles.


        Learn how our retail executive search firm delivers top talent, no matter the need, through our industry-leading research and resources. Discover the strategy that made Cowen Partners a leader among the nation’s best executive search firms in New York, Anchorage, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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        You succeeded where many others failed; we are grateful for your key role in helping us hire a great ...

        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 ...

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