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Cowen Partners
# of Offices21431
Recruiter CompensationCommissionCommissionSalary + CommissionSalaried + Bonus
Owners/ Partners
Practice AreasConsumer Markets
Technology & Services
Financial Services
Private Equity
Avg. years of Experience20yrs+20yrs+20yrs+10yrs+
Fee StructureRetained 30%/ 90-day replacementRetained 30% / 90-day ReplacementRetained 30% / 90-day ReplacementFlat fee/ 1-year Replacement Guarantee
Focus AreaWest CoastWest CoastGlobalNational
Best known forSilicon Valley rootsNorthwest roots, clients include - F5, T-Mobile, StarbucksThe largest search firm in the worldLaw firm structure where partners have a vested interest in your success
Websitewww.laurel-group.comwww.herdfreedhartz.comwww.kornferry.comwww.cowen partners.com


Cowen Partners | Executive Search + Consulting

Cowen Partners supports executive leaders in the pursuit of exceptional talent. Having seen every aspect of the hiring process as managers, business owners and executive leaders, we focus on delivering stand-out candidates for executive and leadership positions across the country.

No matter what industry you’re in, when we work for you, we focus on precision. This includes doing the quiet, behind-the-scenes work necessary to bring you the right mix of qualified candidates. Our laser focus is one of the main reasons clients call back when new positions open in their organizations.

Our model is built on due diligence, process, critical review, and teamwork. Working this way allows us to extend our reach across the country to connect experts with experts, and help shape the way companies and professionals grow.

To date, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries such as technology, real estate, healthcare, logistics, media and finance.

Website www.cowenpartners.com

Laurel Group

The Laurel Group was launched in 2002 as an alternative to the way executive search has been done for the last 50 years. To us, it’s about talent management, not just search. We spend every day meeting, understanding, developing, and assessing executive talent before there is a need. Understanding who they are, what they are good at, and where they want to go in their careers. The results are simple – we deliver top executive talent to our clients.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington with a presence in Silicon Valley, the Laurel Group was founded by a team of industry veterans who have a proven track record in retained executive search focused on building executive teams for technology-enabled companies across multiple verticals.

Website www.laurel-group.com

Herd Freed Hartz

Herd Freed Hartz is proud to be named by Forbes Magazine, 2019, 2018 & 2017 as the top Executive Search firm in the Northwest. Our team is built from the finest and most experienced recruiting consultants. We pride ourselves on integrity while providing the highest quality of work possible. We recognize building the right team the first time is one of the most important decisions a CEO or Board can make. With that in mind, we seek a combination of strong technical expertise blended with a collaborative cultural fit. These ingredients are what make executive teams excel and endure.

Our clients include some of the most respected Brands around: Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Gates Foundation, Disney, T-Mobile, BECU, Alaska Airlines, Premera to name a few. We also work quite heavily with Seattle and Portland’s thriving Venture Capital and Private Equity-backed organizations, having placed operating executives within the portfolios of Madrona, Voyager Capital, Ignition, Endeavour Capital, Kleiner Perkins, TPG, and Bain Capital.

Website www.HerdFreedHartz.com

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