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Cook Associates' core business is creating value where talent and opportunity connect. We provide retained executive search services and board advisory services, helping today's best companies lead more effectively. Our reputation as a trusted business advisor is built on decades of successfully identifying and guiding our clients to the right solutions to drive performance and gain competitive advantage.

Our Clients

Our client base ranges from multinational corporations to early stage entrepreneurial companies, private equity and venture capital firms. Brand name clients include American Express, Apple, The Blackstone Group, Canon, GTCR, Huron Capital, JMH Capital, Juniper Networks, Levi Strauss & Co., Pitney Bowes, Red Hat, Rite Aid, SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Our Experience

Cook Associates, Inc. was originally established as a search firm in 1961. More than 50 years later, we have transformed into one of the leading boutique executive search and board advisory firms in the industry. Our consultants have an average of 18 years of experience and have worked with numerous brand-name clients. They have been featured as thought leaders in well-known publications like The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Directorship Magazine, Portfolio.com, and ChicagoBusiness.com.

Our Philosophy

We believe that lasting relationships are built on performance and follow-through and so our involvement continues long after the project has been completed. By adapting our resources to meet client needs, we help ensure their long-term success. These are the tenets upon which Cook Associates, Inc. was founded, it is what our clients have come to know and expect - and why they keep coming back.