Top CFO Recruiters

Top CFO Search Firms has assembled a list of “Top CFO Recruiters” from publicly available information. Executive search firms are made up of search consultants with various specialties. The list is meant to be a resource for companies seeking to understand the complexities of the CFO executive search and recruiting industry. Our research offers prospective employers a comprehensive look at the top CFO executive search firms by offering resources, opinions, and rankings as a guide to helping you choose the best firm to meet your executive search needs.

Shawn Cole - Cowen Partners
Shawn Cole | Cowen Partners
Executive Recruiter | President, Founding Partner

Cowen Partners is a national CFO search and consulting firm. 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 100 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.

Cowen Partners Executive Search has particular expertise in the following areas: accounting and finance, IPO preparation, SEC reporting, corporate tax, financial institutions (banks and credit unions), enterprise software including technology, SaaS, and managed services, and rapid growth private equity/venture capital backed deals.


Alyse Bodine Co-Managing Partner, Global Financial Officers Practice at Heidrick & Struggles
Alyse Bodine
Co-Managing Partner, Global Financial Officers Practice at Heidrick & Struggles

Alyse Bodine is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Philadelphia office and co-managing partner of the Global Financial Officers Practice. Previously, she was partner-in-charge of the firm’s Philadelphia office. Her search experience includes corporate CFO and other senior level financial officer assignments. She works with a diverse client base, including Fortune 500, small- and medium-sized public and private companies, as well as private equity- and venture-backed companies across a range of industries.

In 2018, Alyse was awarded the firm’s top regional honor , the Americas Partnership Spirit Award, a partner-nominated and -selected award presented to the partner who exemplifies the collaborative, partnership behaviors Heidrick & Struggles seeks to uphold.


President and Chief Executive Officer CFO Search, Inc.
Mike Moraine
President and Chief Executive Officer
CFO Search, Inc. – Nationwide CFO and Finance Executive Search

Location DFW, Houston, New York, California, Boston, Chicago

We are a nationwide finance executive search firm that specializes in filling CFO positions and finance executive positions. We recruit CFO and finance executive candidates for companies ranging from small, privately held organizations to large, publicly traded fortune 500 companies. We recruit in every industry, in every state and in every U.S. city.

We offer 100% contingency search, contingency with engagement fee and retained executive search.

For more information, please visit our website at

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