April 7, 2010 – Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has added Kevin Parker as a managing director of the new financial service and insurance practice. Mr. Parker has led search assignments for clients including Principal Financial Group, Wells Fargo, Aviva Investors, Fannie Mae, Wellmark Inc. and Principal Health Insurance, placing senior functional experts in finance, M&A/corporate development, human resources, marketing, investor relations, sales, corporate risk and compliance and information technology. Prior to joining Cook Associates, Mr. Parker served as a senior engagement director at Morgan Samuels Company, where he focused on client development and recruiting top talent for financial services, insurance, mortgage and investment and asset management companies. He formerly served as vice president of executive recruiting at Wells Fargo. “Kevin’s deep understanding of industry trends and executive talent as well as keen ability to identify “A” players for the client companies is invaluable to Cook. With Kevin on board, we are well positioned to grow this important sector nationally,” said John Kins, chairman and CEO of Cook Associates. Founded in 1961, Cook Associates is a retained executive search and M&A advisory services firm.
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