is a Managing Director and co-owner of Cook M&A Advisory Services. He is responsible for executing acquisition strategies, both platform and add-on opportunities, as well as CEOVisions® projects. Prior to Cook M&A, Sven was the Managing Director at Cook Associates, Inc., Mergers and Acquisitions Division.Leveraging his 15 years of experience, Sven leads the firm’s FocusFirst® initiatives and overall growth strategy. He serves as a valuable guide to private equity groups on how best to execute industry acquisition strategies, while advising business owners of their M&A options. Prior to joining Cook M&A, Sven served as a National Account Manager with IDL, Inc., a point-of-purchase advertising/store fixture design and manufacturing company. He helped lead major branding launches for clients such as BP Amoco and Whirlpool Corporation.
Sven earned a BA from Michigan State University and is an avid Spartan. Sven and his wife have three children and live in Chicago. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, travel and golf. He is also fluent in Latvian.