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Managing Partner

Cook Associates Inc
212 W Kinzie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
United States

Company Description: In 2007, the Executive Search division of Cook Associates established River North, its sister company dedicated to the recruitment of manager level talent. Cook...   more
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Employment History

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Education

  • BS degree , Management and Industrial Relations
  • bachelor of science degree , management and industrial relations
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Mary Kier - USA Leadership  Print  Email
mary kier Mary began her search career with Cook Associates in 1984 and has been promoted several times to her current position of CEO of Cook Associates Executive Search www.cookassociates.com. In addition to her own search practice in Consumer Products and Services, Mary leads the Consumer & Retail practice, managing an integrated team of consultants specializing in Consumer Services, Consumer Durable and Non-Durable Goods, CPG and FMCG.
In addition, Mary serves as the firm's Diversity & Inclusion practice leader. She is passionate about building diverse teams and has successfully worked with members of senior management teams to develop high performance plans to build best-in-class diverse organizations.
Her search work encompasses CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, Divisional Presidents as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, and Operations.
Since Cook Associates joined InterSearch in 2006 Mary coordinates the relationships with the international search partners.
Mary received her BS degree in Management and Industrial Relations with high honors. She is a member of several industry organizations.
Board of Directors | 2013 Press Releases
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Mary Kier, CEO Cook Associates, Inc. 212 W. Kinzie Street Chicago, IL 60654 mkier@cookassociates.com 312.755.5614
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Mary Kier Joins Senior Advisory Board of Kendall College's School of Business
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CHICAGO â€" January 7, 2013 â€" Cook Associates Executive Search (www.cookassociates.com/executive-search), a leader in retained executive search, today announced that Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates Executive Search, has joined the Senior Advisory Board of Kendall College’s School of Business effective January 1, 2013.
Board duties include supporting student involvement and connection in the marketplace with internship opportunities and job leads/placements, providing input on curriculum development and marketing ideas for the school and its enrollment, and serving as ambassadors through outreach and networking in the business community.
“At Cook Associates we celebrate the tradition of giving back and serving the community,†said Kier. “With that principle in mind I am pleased to join Kendall College’s School of Business Senior Advisory Board, and hope to add significant value to the entire Kendall community â€" but especially for the students and their efforts to grow professionally â€" through my experience in executive search and business development.â€
Kier also serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and of InterSearch, the worldwide organization of executive search firms.
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Leadership - InterSearch - Think Globally. Act Locally.
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2010 Press Releases
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Posted by Mary Kier on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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Mary Kier, CEO Executive Search, Cook Associates
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Mary Kier, Guest Speaker on Experts Connection Teleseminar
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Mary Kier about working in the field of private equity. Many executives dream of finding a private equity portfolio firm that allows them to work in an unconventional setting and earn bigger salaries. Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates Executive Search, will review what it takes to be hired by private equity firms in a webinar session entitled "The Private Equity DNA - Do You Have What It Takes? The teleseminar, hosted by Experts Connection (www.experts-conneciton.com), is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. CST (4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (www.netshare.com).
Mary notes that after 20 years of recruiting for private equity portfolio firms, she has determined that executives need to have a specific kind of DNA to be considered as a viable candidate. Just saying you are an entrepreneur is not enough. You need to demonstrate real value and your ability to not only adapt but thrive in a private equity setting.
In this 90-minute teleseminar, Mary will explain the intricacies of finding a career in private equity, including the qualifications you will need to be considered.
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"I really enjoy recruiting senior executives for Private Equity portfolio firms," says Mary.
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About Mary Kier
Mary Kier has been with Cook Associates Executive Search since 1984 and now serves as the CEO of the Executive Search division. In addition to her own Consumer Products and Services search practice, Mary leads the Consumer & Retail practice, managing an integrated team of consultants specializing in Consumer Services, Consumer Durables and Non-Durable Goods, CPG, and FMCG. She also serves as the firm's Diversity & Inclusion practice leader. Mary is actively involved in the firm's partnership with InterSearch - one of the top ten worldwide executive search consortiums. Her search work encompasses CEO's, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, Divisional Presidents as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations. Mary earned her BS degree in Management and Industrial Relations, graduating with honors.
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Cook Associates names Mary Kier to serve as CEO for Executive Search
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Chicago, August 2010 - Cook Associates, a leading executive search and M&A advisory services firm, announced that it has named Mary Kier to serve as the CEO for the Executive Search Group.
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In her new role, Mary will manage the day-to-day operations of the Executive Search group. Additionally, she will continue to manage the Consumer Products and Services practice, Diversity practice, as well as the global partnership with InterSearch, one of the top international executive search organizations in the world.
In promoting Mary to CEO, John Kins stated, "I am pleased to turn over the day-to-day operations of our search group to Mary Kier, a veteran of executive search and one of the top consultants in the industry. In promoting Mary to CEO, John Kins stated, "I am pleased to turn over the day-to-day operations of our search group to Mary Kier, a veteran of executive search and one of the top consultants in the industry.
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Mary is highly respected by her clients, candidates and Cook personnel.
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Mary Kier
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About Mary Kier Mary began her search career with the firm in 1984 and has been promoted several times to her current position of CEO of Cook Associates Executive Search. In addition to her own search practice in Consumer Products and Services, Mary leads the Consumer & Retail practice, managing an integrated team of consultants specializing in Consumer Services, Consumer Durable and Non-Durable Goods, CPG and FMCG.
In addition, Mary serves as the firm's Diversity & Inclusion practice leader. She is passionate about building diverse teams and has successfully worked with members of senior management teams to develop high performance plans to build best-in-class diverse organizations. Cook Associates recognizes the value in a team comprised of diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The Diversity & Inclusion Practice believes that organizations with a strong belief in diversity recruitment will be prepared to take the lead in their respective industry for years to come.
Mary is also actively involved in the firm's partnership with InterSearch - one of the top ten worldwide executive search consortiums. Mary coordinates relationships with the international search partners and speaks at annual global summits.
Throughout her search career at Cook Associates, Mary has been recognized for bringing unique value to every search initiative and for passionately delivering on her promises. She measures her success on personally contributing to the face of corporate America, uniting the best and brightest talent to her client companies. She is respected for her comprehensive understanding of the strategies, operations and management of companies in the Consumer marketplace and for her grasp of the cultural nuances of companies and executive leadership teams. Her search work encompasses CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, Divisional Presidents as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, and Operations.
Mary received her BS degree in Management and Industrial Relations with high honors. She is a member of several industry organizations.
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