Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte

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
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Meet - Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte

  • Shana Plott +

    Shana Plott As chief executive officer, Shana (named among the “Fifty Most Influential Women” in the Charlotte region in 2017) manages all facets of the firm and leads executive-level search for her clients. She’s also heavily involved in the search industry on a national level. In 2018, Read More
  • Jonas Hedin +

    Jonas Hedin As an executive search consultant, Jonas leads and executes searches across a wide array of industries and functional areas. Prior to joining the firm, Jonas spent over four years in the recruiting and leadership development field with boutique firms in the Charlotte area. His specialties Read More
  • Robin Rogers +

    Robin Rogers In addition to leading searches, Robin manages the team of associates and research associates across the firm. She spent 10 years at Bank of America, where she held leadership roles in HR, private banking, and training and development. She served as lead HR partner to Read More
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