CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cook Associates (www.cookassociates.com), a leading executive search and M&A advisory firm, today celebrated its fiftieth anniversary (http://www.cookassociates.com/50thanniversary), marking the occasion with an open house event at Hotel 71 downtown. The firm also announced that it expects to fill 100 percent of its searches this year – a fill rate rarely achieved in executive search.
Since it was founded by executive search pioneer Ruth Cook in 1961, Cook Associates has thrived because of its strong commitment to customer service and the high quality of its search professionals. The firm, consistently ranked among the top search firms, focuses on VP- and C-level searches for Fortune 50, Fortune 100 and mid-market public and private companies and also serves private equity- and venture capital-backed clients. The company is a member of Chicago’s River North Business Association.
Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates Executive Search and a 27-year veteran of the company, noted, “We’re happy to celebrate this important milestone with many of the clients, employees and partners who helped get us to our 50th year. From the beginning, customer service has been our top priority, instilled by Ruth Cook, whose motto was, ‘Take only assignments you can fill and fill every assignment you take.’ That philosophy still drives the business today.”
Added Cook Associates Chairman John Kins, “We are extremely proud of our longevity and track record of success. As we counsel our clients, building a culture that values performance and lasting client relationships is critical to developing a business for the long term. We’ve assembled an outstanding group of consultants and support staff in a collaborative, family-like environment focused completely on delivering results for our clients.”
For more information about Cook Associates’ history, please visit www.cookassociates.com/50thanniversary
About Cook Associates
Cook Associates provides retained executive search and M&A advisory services to multinational corporations, early-stage entrepreneurial companies, midcap, privately- and family-held businesses, as well as venture capital- and private equity-backed firms. The company’s reputation as a trusted business advisor is built on decades of successfully identifying and guiding clients to the right solutions, whether in human capital or M&A opportunities, to drive performance and gain competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.cookassociates.com.