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 and tax leaders across all industries.

      As one of the nation’s leading CFO search firms, our President and Founding Partner, Shawn Cole, is a thought leader on modern accounting, finance, and tax, and one of the few executive recruiters who understands high level tax searches. You can see his contributions in national publications, including Forbes, Bloomberg, Fortune, WJS,, IPOHub, and CFO Dive.

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      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.

      Cowen Partners is a top tax executive search firm for finding world-class tax leadership, including Heads of Tax, VP Tax, and tax Directors and other C-suite roles including CFO with tax experience. As leading tax 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 skilled talent.

      At Cowen Partners, our tax recruiters conduct more high-level CFO, accounting, finance, and tax searches nationally a month than most search firms do in a year. We have a deep network of world-class tax candidates, and we know the market. Let us get to know your business.

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        Recent Tax Executive Search Engagements

        At Cowen Partners our tax executive recruiters have deep experience and vast expertise in sourcing, screening, and placing top talent in nearly any tax leadership role nationwide. No matter the industry, the company culture, or the long-term objectives associated with an organization, our corporate tax recruiters and elite executive search team can find the best talent to meet your needs, exceed your expectations, and take your company to the next level of success.

        • Tax Partner – Public Accounting Firm
        • International Tax – SaaS Healthcare Startup
        • VP Tax – HNW Family Office
        • International Tax Director – Aerospace Manufacturer
        • VP Tax – Dental Manufacturer
        • Tax Director – MedTech / Private Equity
        • VP International Tax – Seafood Company


        How We Source Successful Tax Leadership in an Ever-Evolving Tax Climate

        Baby boomers hold most tax leadership roles in the U.S., and they are soon or currently entering their retirement years. In fact, according to the U.S. Census, by 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 or older, the traditional age people retire.

        While this generational turnover is nothing new, these circumstances are particularly concerning for tax departments because:

        • Tax accounting and compliance are notoriously complicated, with thousands of U.S. and international regulations and tax codes that leadership must comprehend.
        • As Boomers retire and leave the workforce, their expertise will go with them.

        Many departments will struggle with this transition, with many tax firms likely facing the biggest challenges. Consequently, finance and HR teams should be anticipate these challenges, especially in organizations where Boomers fill most tax leadership roles, with few candidates to follow in their footsteps.

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        Our hands-on finance executive recruiters have experience working with both public, pre-IPO, and private tax clients. Clients are typically $50 million in revenue to Fortune 1000s or have assets over a billion.

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        Cowen Partners delivers 3X more qualified candidates than the competition. Through our proven retained executive search process, we find, vet, and deliver the top 1% of candidates for positions across the C-suite. Our process works for all industries, including technologyhealthcaremanufacturingretailreal estatefinancial servicescredit unionsprivate equity, and more.


        Cowen Partners is the nation’s leading CFO search firm with extensive tax recruiting experience, driven to create value for our clients. Read more of our retained search resources to see why Cowen Partners is a leading tax executive search firm in New York City, Chicago, SeattleAnchorage, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond:

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        CEO Healthcare

        I can’t believe you found someone so fast, yes we want them to start!

        CFO Bank

        I’m really impressed by all the qualified candidates, thank you so much

        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 assistance.

        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 you.

        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 possible.

        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 are.

        VP HR Seafood Company

        You did what you said you’d do and I appreciate that, let me know if you ever need a reference

        CEO Specialty Pharmacy

        We have never seen this much activity from a recruiter before

        VP Talent Acquisition

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