Shawn Cole, a 15-year industry veteran and seasoned leader in the recruiting field, cofounded Cowen Partners and serves as President and Practice Leader.
For the past 10 years, Mr. Cole has worked in C-level executive search placing executives across a broad range of functions for clients such as Kaiser, Starbucks, Costco, Columbia Bank, T-Mobile, DR Horton, and many others.
Mr. Cole Chairs the firms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice and is also one of the nation’s foremost experts in CFO searches, leading one of the nation’s top CFO Executive Search Firms and featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Fortune, and CFO Magazine among others.
Cowen Partners is the nation’s premier CFO executive search firm, enabling companies to harness the power of human capital to fuel their success. Cowen Partners gives our clients access to the top 1% of human capital to create opportunities that accelerate their growth and market share. With Cowen Partners, clients can grow at scale, create value, and drive results with world class talent. Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit organizations.
Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 1000 companies or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include VP and director level leadership roles.
With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and private equity.
Discover how Cowen Partners can solve your executive search needs and deliver exceptional talent for any C-Suite role — across several industries and executive roles. Let’s talk.