National Tax Executive Search Firm


      Cowen Partners is a national tax recruiting firm, driven to create value for our clients. Our experienced tax recruiters have a long-standing record of placing exceptionally qualified Finance Officers across all industries.

      Our President and Founding Partner, Shawn Cole, is a thought leader on the “modern CFO” and one of the few executive recruiters who contribute to national publications, including Forbes,, IPOHub, and CFO Dive.

      CFO Search Firm & Recruiters

      According to the Economist, 80 to 90 percent of Fortune 250 companies use a recruiter when searching for executive leadership. Finding leaders for your business is difficult, but executive search firms like Cowen Partners simplify the process.

      Top-Rated Tax Recruiters


      Cowen Partners is the best tax executive search firm for finding top-rated finance executives, including corporate tax accountants and other C-suite roles. As leading tax executive recruiters, we are known for diligently working to meet the recruiting needs of our clients. Diligence, however, is not the only feature you should be looking for in an executive search firm. You also need executive recruiters who are highly skilled at sourcing talent for the C-suite.

      At Cowen Partners, our tax recruiters conduct more Chief Financial Officer, VP Finance, Corporate Controller, VP Tax, and Treasurer searches nationally a month than most search firms do in a year. We have a deep network of word-class tax candidates, and we know the market. Let us get to know your business.


      Recent Tax Executive Search Engagements


      • Tax Partner Public Accounting Firm
      • International Tax SaaS Healthcare Startup
      • VP Tax HNW Family Office
      • International Tax Director Aerospace Manufacturer
      • VP Tax $300M Dental Manufacturer
      • Tax Director MedTech / Private Equity
      • VP International Tax Seafood Company
      • Senior Tax Director Commercial Real Estate REIT
      • Senior Director of Tax Healthcare


      5-Star Tax Recruiters at 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 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, private, pre-IPO, and publicly traded 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, consumer services, financial services, and private equity.

      Read more of our industry-leading retained search resources to see why Cowen Partners is a top tax executive search firm in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond:

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