June 3, 2013 – Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Stephen Bowater as chief financial officer of Ferrara Candy Company. The search was led by Cook CEO Mary Kier. Most recently, Mr. Bowater served as CFO at Decision Insight Information Group, a TPG Capital portfolio company. Ferrara Candy Company was formed in June 2012 via the merger of Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company with Ferrara Pan Candy Company. Ferrara Candy Company is a Catterton Partners portfolio company.Cook Associates provides retained executive search services to multinational corporations, early-stage entrepreneurial companies, midcap, privately held and family-owned businesses, as well as venture capital- and private equity-backed firms.