Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte

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  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Locaton: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Ali started her career, straight out of the University of Virginia, in executive search. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a research associate for SG Partners in New York. From there, she worked as a grants manager for the New York-based Moore Charitable Foundation, the private, family foundation founded by hedge fund manager and conservationist Louis Bacon. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that protect land, wildlife, habitat and water resources.

Prior to joining Coleman Lew Canny Bowen, Ali served as an account manager for Signature Consultants’ Charlotte office. During her tenure at the IT-focused firm, she built from scratch and managed the office’s direct hire recruiting division.

She brings her grant-reviewing experience to bear in her volunteer work with Social Venture Partners’ SEED20 initiative. Each year, SEED20 trains a select group of nonprofit leaders on developing succinct and compelling messaging that will attract attention and donors.

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Our team is a seamless blend of two nationally respected, independent firms. Canny, Bowen – a generalist firm with particular expertise in industrial and legal searches – was founded in New York in 1954. Greg Gabel, formerly of Heidrick & Struggles, joined the firm in 1991 and became president in 2016.

Chuck Lew founded Coleman Lew in Charlotte, NC in 1979. Chuck, too, was committed to being a generalist. And to adhering to the highest standards. One of his key partners, Shana Plott, was named CEO in 2016.

Our two firms encountered each other many times over our long history – sometimes as competitors. But we recognized our similarities – an emphasis on ethics and exemplary client service, first-rate teams we’re proud to invest in, a desire to be true partners to our clients, and a history of successful completion of search engagements leading to client relationships that last for decades.

In 2019, we joined forces to offer clients the best of our collective talents. In other words, at the fork in the road, we combined our two paths into one.

We’re physically located in New York and Charlotte, but we tap into a global network. That network allows us to scout and recruit the best people. Since 1954, we have served a diverse roster of public, private, nonprofit, and international clients. 

6101 Carnegie Blvd, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28209
T: (+1) 704 377 0362