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Chief Executive Officer

Cook Associates Inc

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Cook Associates Inc

212 W Kinzie Street

Chicago, Illinois 60654

United States

Company Description

Cook Associates, founded in 1961, has always been dedicated to providing the highest quality executive search services to clients ranging from early stage and venture-funded companies to the Fortune 100. After 54 years in business, Cook Associates Executi ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Managing Director

Z Resource Group Inc


Board Member
InterSearch Canada

Member, Senior Advisory Board
Kendall College

Board Member
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois


BS degree

Management & Industrial Relations

Minnesota State University

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Mary Kier

Cook Associates
Mary Kier began her career in executive search with Cook Associates, where she was managing partner and practice leader of the consumer & industrial markets and private equity practices and a key member of the board advisory practice. Mary also served as the firm's diversity & inclusion practice leader.
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Cook Associates

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Mary Kier

Mary Kier serves as Managing Director of ZRG Partners in Chicago and is a senior member of the Consumer and Private-Equity practice groups. Understanding the DNA of private equity is key to Mary's expertise in placing executives in private equity portfolio firms. By identifying the underlying business needs of the company, Mary advises boards and leadership teams on selecting executives that are impactful and add enterprise value as companies grow and expand. She is passionate about securing the best possible talent for any search, but as a member of the Diversity practice at ZRG, Mary is resolved to help clients build best-in-class diverse organizations.
Previous Experience
Mary began her career in executive search with Cook Associates, where she was Managing Partner and practice leader of the Consumer & Industrial Markets and Private Equity practices and a key member of the Board Advisory practice. Mary also served as the firm's Diversity & Inclusion practice leader.
Areas of Expertise
Throughout her career in executive search, Mary has built widespread respect 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 searches include CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, and Divisional Presidents as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, and Operations.
ConsumerDiversity & InclusionIndustrialPrivate EquitySenior Leadership
Mary received her BS degree in Management & Industrial Relations from Minnesota State University. She is a member of several executive search industry organizations and is frequently called upon as a speaker and executive search expert.

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