May 27, 2011 – Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has posted a 19 percent gain in first quarter revenues. Search confirmations for the quarter were also up across every major practice area. CEO of executive search Mary Kier said: “I’m pleased with our first quarter performance. Our double-digit growth is a great way to kick-off our 50th anniversary year, and I am encouraged by the activity we continue to see in the market. Looking ahead, we are very optimistic that this pattern of growth will continue.” Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Cook Associates is a retained executive search and M&A advisory services firm.