Mr. Cook recently completed work on a two-year consulting engagement with Old World Industries. Old World is a family-owned company with revenue of $1 billion. The scope of the work consisted of revising the company’s capital structure, including the formation of a multi-bank credit facility, establishing a Treasury function, and closing on two acquisitions and three divestitures.
Prior to the consulting engagement, Mr. Cook served 25 years as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Maclean-Fogg Company. During this period (1994 through 2018) the company successfully was developed into a global enterprise 10 times the size, with sales over $1 billion. Mr. Cook played a key role in building a team of people, raising various forms of capital, and assembling other resources to achieve the growth. The period included the completion of numerous acquisitions within Maclean-Fogg and also for the Maclean Family Office.
Prior to his joining MacLean-Fogg, Mr. Cook served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boulevard Bancorp, Inc. from 1989 to 1994. From 1985 through 1989, Mr. Cook was an executive at IFINT, a New-York based private equity firm. During a portion of that period, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of CR Industries, one of IFINT’s holdings.
Mr. Cook is the former chair of the finance committee and audit committee of Condell Hospital, is the past president of the Chicago Chapter of Financial Executives International, and has served on numerous boards of directors. Mr. Cook graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1973 with Bachelors of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1974. In 1979 he received an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of Science in Taxation (MST) from the same institution in 2003.
Mr. Cook resides in Lisle, Illinois with his wife, Pamela. They have four grown children and four grandchildren.