August 1, 2011 – Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Scott Krenz as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. The search was led by Colleen Hulce, managing director and head of the firm’s CFO and financial officers practice. Asbury, headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Mr. Krenz was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer at Heidrick & Struggles. Founded in 1961, Cook Associates is a retained executive search and M&A advisory services firm. The company has offices in Chicago, Boston, Des Moines, Los Angeles, New York and Richmond.