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Ms. Mary E. Kier

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (312) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.com
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

  • Cook Associates
    CEO

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BS degree , Management and Industrial Relations
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Web References
Survey reveals key characteristics for today's CEOs - InterSearch - Think Globally. Act Locally.
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Mary Kier, member of InterSearch Worldwide's Board of Directors and CEO of Cook Associates-InterSearch USA, explains that „the results of our survey are not surprising, nor are they necessarily different from what would have been selected as important criteria pre-crisis.
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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. That is why she has come to be respected for her abilities to ascertain the underlying themes in the company, and to identify with the executive leadership teams, in order to select new executives to enter and be impact players once they are on board. That same deep diagnostic is applied in her advisement of Board's to ensure succession planning for more successful enterprise value as companies grow and expand.
Previous Experience
Before joining ZRG, Mary began her search career with Cook Associates in 1984, where she was a Managing Partner. Mary led the Consumer and Industrial Markets Practice, and the Private Equity Practice, managing an integrated team of consultants. She was also a key member of their Board Advisory Practice. Mary also served as the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Practice leader.
Areas of Expertise
Throughout her search career, 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 with 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.
ConsumerDiversity & InclusionIndustrialPrivate EquitySenior Leadership
Education
Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree in management and industrial relations with high honors. She is a member of several industry organizations.
Hobbies and Interests
In addition to being called upon as an executive search expert, Mary is also actively involved in the community.
ZRG Partners hires CEO of ...
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ZRG Partners hires CEO of Cook Associates Mary Kier to further expand Private Equity and Consumer practices
Survey reveals key characteristics for today's CEOs - InterSearch - Think Globally. Act Locally.
latin.intersearch.org [cached]
Mary Kier, member of InterSearch Worldwide's Board of Directors and CEO of Cook Associates-InterSearch USA, explains that „the results of our survey are not surprising, nor are they necessarily different from what would have been selected as important criteria pre-crisis.
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