Joe Bilanzic is a VP of Origination with Cook M&A. In this role, he executes FocusFirst® projects on behalf of the firm’s clients and explores strategic initiatives with business owners and leading executives. Joe enjoys Cook M&A’s entrepreneurial culture and the firm’s role in building market-leading companies. He initially joined Cook M&A in 2014 as an intern with the firm’s research team. Joe is a 2014 graduate of DePaul University and enjoys travel and leisure in his free time.