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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
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BS degree , Management and Industrial Relations
  • bachelor of science degree , management and industrial relations
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River North Search - Team - Mary Kier, President
www.rivernorthsearch.com, 24 Mar 2015 [cached]
Mary Kier, President River North Search - Team - Mary Kier, President
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Mary Kier President
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Mary Kier Mary Kier serves as President of River North, providing senior leadership and direction to the group. In tandem, she is Vice Chairman for Cook Associates, Inc. She began her career with Cook Associates, Inc. in 1984 and today oversees the executive search division based in the Chicago headquarters.
Her additional responsibilities include leading the Consumer practice, which involves managing an integrated team specializing in consumer services, durables, non durables, packaged goods, and food and beverage. Further, as the Diversity practice leader, she brings an expertise in building diverse teams and has successfully led recruiting efforts to build diverse executive talent pipelines.
Throughout her search career at Cook Associates, Inc., Mary has specialized in conducting executive search assignments in the consumer industry and has developed an international reputation and loyal client following. She has a comprehensive understanding of the strategies, operations and management of consumer products organizations which enables her to quickly grasp the nuances of each senior level search she conducts for her clients.
With over 20 years in the industry, Mary has conducted more than 500 searches for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Division Presidents, as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance and Manufacturing. She has developed a strong reputation for her consultative approach to search strategy, and her strong execution abilities are validated by on-going and repeat business with long-term clients.
Mary received her BS degree in Management and Industrial Relations with high honors. She is a member of several industry organizations, and is actively involved in Cook Associates' partnership with InterSearch - one of the top ten worldwide executive search consortiums. In addition to being called upon as a speaker at annual global summits, Mary manages relationships with search partners in 45 countries.
Cook Administrative Management
www.cookassociates.com, 4 Mar 2014 [cached]
Mary Kier
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Mary Kier Chief Executive Officer
Board of Directors | 2013 Press Releases
www.cookassociates.com, 13 Nov 2014 [cached]
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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Tags: Mary Kier, Kendall College, Advisory Board, CEO, Board of Directors
Leadership - InterSearch - Think Globally. Act Locally.
il.intersearch.org, 19 Mar 2015 [cached]
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Mary Kier - USA
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Mary Kier Director
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il.intersearch.org, 19 Mar 2015 [cached]
Mary Kier Director
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