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Cook Associates, Inc. is a retained Executive Search and M&A Advisory Services firm. Our core business is creating value at the intersection where talent and opportunity connect, and we are uniquely positioned to help our clients capitalize on the brightest talent and best performing companies in the marketplace. Our client base ranges from multinational corporations to early stage entrepreneurial companies, private equity and venture capital firms. Brand name clients include American Express, The Blackstone Group, Canon, GTCR, Juniper Networks, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Levi Strauss & Co., Pitney Bowes, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 


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CEO Mary Kier Appointed to Board of Directors of InterSearch Worldwide

Chicago – June 7, 2011 – Cook Associates, the retained executive search and M&A advisory services firm, today announced that Mary Kier, chief executive officer of Cook Associates Executive Search, was elected to the board of directors of InterSearch Worldwide. The three-year appointment was made during the organization’s annual General Assembly, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 12-15.

InterSearch Worldwide is a global consortium of executive search firms operating in 45 countries and 90 offices around the world. Member firms have an average of 20 years of experience, work extensively with multinationals, and are well positioned to take on the most challenging search assignments.

“I’m pleased to have Mary on the board. All regions (EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas) are represented, and it is also important to note that InterSearch partners elected two women on the new board. We have ambitious goals and besides our usual focus on quality and business development, we aim to introduce new technologies and make them available for all partners and clients involved in cross-border business,” said Frank Schelstraete, new chairperson of the InterSearch organization.

CEO Kier has more than 27 years of executive search experience with Cook Associates, recruiting for C-level assignments as well as for the heads of all functional disciplines. She has worked with clients of all sizes and ownership types, ranging from privately held businesses, to private equity portfolio companies, as well as large multinational organizations. In addition to her responsibilities as CEO, Mary is also actively involved in the firm's Consumer Markets, Diversity and Inclusion and International search practices.

Kier said, “InterSearch Worldwide provides the leadership and resources to assure the highest level executive search process and results. As a member of the board, I look forward to contributing to the success of the organization.”

About Cook Associates

Cook Associates, Inc. is a retained Executive Search and M&A Advisory Services firm. Our core business is creating value at the intersection where talent and opportunity connect, and we are uniquely positioned to help our clients capitalize on the brightest talent and best performing companies in the marketplace. Our client base ranges from multinational corporations to early stage entrepreneurial companies, private equity and venture capital firms. Brand name clients include American Express, The Blackstone Group, Canon, GTCR, Juniper Networks, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Levi Strauss & Co., Pitney Bowes, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 

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