Venture Capital Executive Search Firm


      Cowen Partners is a leader among the nation’s top venture capital executive search firms. Nothing drives results and creates value for our private equity clients like finding them their next leader.


      Our hands-on venture capital recruiters have deep experience working with M&A, middle market companies, and pre-IPO growth, providing top talent and diverse candidates to fit an array of C-suite and VP leadership recruitment needs.


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      Clients are typically $10 million plus in revenue and successful placements span the entire C-Suite (CEO, Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Technology Officer etc.) and include vice president sales & marketing, GTM, and director-level leadership roles.


      With our well-established venture capital recruitment processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and real estate.


      Interested in learning more? Let’s talk. Our partner-owned model is the guarantee you need to get the qualified candidates you require. Our venture capital recruiters deliver on our guarantee by matching an experienced senior partner to every engagement, from the first call to the final placement. Start the journey to find and place your next executive by filling out the contact form.



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        Venture Capital Executive Search Examples

        Few VC executive search firms offer the impressive breadth of experience, talent, and resources that Cowen Partners does. Here are some of the most recent placements successfully completed by our venture capital recruiters. We have developed some of the most effective VC recruiting strategies to expedite the process of placing top talent at venture capital companies and private equity firms across the nation.

        B2B SaaS Sales Executive Search

        Retained to headhunt, proven sales people with established C-Suite contacts at Fortune 1000s nationally for a fast-growing, private equity-backed software company. Minneapolis, MN


        Private Equity Chief Legal Officer

        Placed an experienced General Counsel with deep intellectual property (IP) experience in the software space. San Francisco, CA


        Chief Technology Officer

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


        Chief Marketing Officer

        Retained by a global private equity backed manufacturer of OEM automotive parts to identify a Chief Marketing Officer for the USA.

        Chief Financial Officer

        Took over an unsuccessful CFO search for an industry-leading private equity-owned $100M referral services company. New York City, New York


        Employee Engagement App IPO

        Successfully placed an IPO and public company experienced Corporate Controller for a $40M employee engagement software company with an IPO in two months. Seattle, WA


        Martech VP Sales & Marketing

        Recruited a proven VP of Sales & Marketing and built a team of SDR’s and Account Executives for a well-known mid-market private equity-backed marketing software company. Portland, Oregon


        eCommerce Chief Marketing Officer

        Built the marketing function of a recently acquired private equity portfolio company, including Chief Marketing Officer and Customer Success Manager. Atlanta, Georgia

        Functional Leadership Placements 


        A venture capital management team requires a delicate balance of interpersonal skills and strengths. This balance is essential to providing the necessary leadership to steady the organization through any transitory period. Finding it means locating exceptional candidates who can easily pick up roles without any contractual or fundamental delays. 


        Whether you’re looking for a venture capital experienced CEO, CFO, CMO, CTO, CHRO, or any other executive, Cowen Partners will find the perfect candidate for your opportunity. 

        Guaranteed Client Satisfaction


        Greater minds translate into superior results for our private equity clients. You need the peace of mind that any professionals you pick will match your vision for your firm and will drive the best outcome possible. 


        The Cowen Partners team works tirelessly to ensure that our clients are satisfied with our services. It doesn’t matter what your hiring needs are — we will find you candidates who will exceed your expectations and do so expeditiously. Our average turnaround when filling executive positions is 38 days. 


        We’re committed to providing reliable services that have a lasting impact on our clients’ bottom lines. Our team strives to be transparent, honest, and ethical in our dealings, which is one of the reasons why Cowen Partners boasts of a 99% client retention rate. If you feel dissatisfied with our executive recruitment services, you have a 365-day replacement guarantee. We can assist you in finding a better candidate to fill your leadership role. Our experts will go above and beyond to ensure you are satisfied with your choice. 

        Making the Right Connections

        Tapping the right talent pool may require casting a wider net. Sometimes, that’s how you bring in skilled and experienced leaders who can kick start immediately. Leveraging our cross-border connections and four-step verification process can ensure you get access to choice, curated candidates. 


        Our global networks can deliver a wider and more in-depth search for your new executives. Whatever your talent needs are, Cowen Partners can help you find, vet, and recommend the ideal candidates for the job. 


        Are you ready to kickstart your journey to find incredible talent for your venture capital backed company? Get in touch with us using our email form today and speak to an expert about your hiring dilemma.


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        VC Executive Search & Recruiting - Top VC Recruiters

        Our hands-on venture capital recruiters have extensive experience working with venture capital-backed companies. VC-backed Clients are typically $10 million in revenue and successful placements span the entire C-Suite – CEOChief Operating OfficerChief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and include vice president sales, general counsel, operating partners, and other director-level sales and marketing leadership roles.


        Cowen Partners delivers 3X more qualified candidates than the competition. Through our proven retained executive search process, our private equity and VC recruiters find, vet, and deliver the top 1% of candidates for positions across the C-suite. Our process works for all industries, including technology, software, healthcare, manufacturingfinancial service, and more.


        Learn how we deliver top venture capital talent, no matter the need, with our industry-leading research and resources. Discover the strategy that made Cowen Partners the top VC executive search firm in New York, Indianapolis, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond.



        Check out our VC recruiting and executive search resources to see why Cowen Partners is a top venture capital executive search firm in Atlanta, St. Louis, AnchorageDenver, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and beyond.

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        Venture Capital Executive Search Placements & Resources


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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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