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Jane Gerhard Joins Cowen’s Management Committee

Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) today announced that
Jane Gerhard, Cowen Managing Director and Head of Human Resources, has
joined Cowen’s Management Committee. Established in 2017, Cowen’s
Management Committee is comprised of senior executives from across the
organization and is responsible for the development and execution of
Cowen’s long-term strategy.

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Jane Gerhard, Cowen Managing Director and Head of Human Resources (Photo: Business Wire)

Jane Gerhard, Cowen Managing Director and Head of Human Resources (Photo: Business Wire)

“Jane has been a key contributor to Cowen’s team for a long time and has
played an integral role in the success of Cowen’s strategic acquisitions
and initiatives,” said Jeffrey M. Solomon, Cowen Chief Executive
Officer. “As a financial services organization, our most valuable asset
is our people. Jane’s proven leadership, as well as her collaborative,
creative and innovative spirit are an essential part our ability to
attract, develop and retain world class talent. As a member of Cowen’s
Management Committee, Jane is joining a very strong and skilled team of
leaders who will continue to guide Cowen’s growth into the future.”

Cowen’s Management Committee, which reports to Mr. Solomon, is comprised
of the following Cowen executives:

  • Dan Charney, Co-President, Cowen and Company
  • Robert Fagin, Director of Research, Cowen and Company
  • Fred Fraenkel, Head, Cowen Investment Management
  • Jane Gerhard, Head of Human Resources, Cowen Inc.
  • John Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, Cowen Inc.
  • Stephen Lasota, Chief Financial Officer, Cowen Inc.
  • Owen Littman, General Counsel, Cowen Inc.
  • Tom Strauss, Chairman, Cowen Investment Management
  • Larry Wieseneck, Co-President, Cowen and Company


Jane Gerhard currently serves as Managing Director and Head of Human
Resources at Cowen. Ms. Gerhard was promoted to her current position
following the 2009 merger between Cowen and Ramius. Prior to joining
Ramius in 2004, Ms. Gerhard was Director of Human Resources at
FutureBrand, a brand consulting firm owned by Interpublic Group. She has
spent the largest part of her career in senior human resources positions
at BMO/Harris Nesbitt, Daiwa Bank and Lloyds Bank. Ms. Gerhard has a
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Stockton University and
is a board member of Msterio, a 501(c)(3) organization that connects
children globally through the act of giving.

About Cowen Inc.

Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with
its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management,
investment banking, research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global
clearing and commission management through its two business segments:
Cowen Investment Management and its affiliates make up the Company’s
alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company, a member of
FINRA and SIPC, and its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer
segment. Cowen Investment Management provides alternative asset
management solutions to a global client base and manages a significant
portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen and Company and its
affiliates offer industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented
companies, domain knowledge-driven research, a sales and trading
platform for institutional investors and a comprehensive suite of prime
brokerage services. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New
York and has offices worldwide. For additional information, visit

Source: Cowen Inc.

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