June 13, 2014 – Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Greg Kadens as president and chief executive officer at Adolph Kiefer & Associates, LLC. The search was led by Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates. Mr. Kadens joins the company from Block and Company where he was vice president and general manager. Adolph Kiefer & Associates is a branded direct-to-consumer and business-to-business enterprise that has been in operation for over 60 years. Cook Associates provides executive search services to multinational corporations, early-stage entrepreneurial companies, mid-cap, privately held and family-owned businesses, as well as venture capital- and private equity-backed firms.