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Arnis Kins

ARNIS KINS As President, Arnis Kins directs activities for the deal structure and execution of advisory services, and continues to develop his long-standing relationships with leading private equity firms, family offices, entrepreneurial executives and private business owners.  Arnis has established Cook M&A Advisory Services as one of the nation's leading M&A advisory [...]

Sven Kins

SVEN KINS Sven Kins 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 [...]

Brian Gross

BRIAN GROSS Brian Gross is the Founder and Managing Director of WindLake Capital Advisors, LLC, a leading national provider of customized investment banking solutions for middle-market companies. Leveraging over 15 years of experience in the legal and financial services industries, Brian brings extensive merger, acquisition and corporate finance knowledge to each client [...]

Daina Lizenbergs

DAINA LIZENBERGS Daina Lizenbergs currently serves as VP, Administration for Cook M&A.  Daina joined Cook M&A in 2014.Daina’s responsibilities include human resources, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and provides executive assistance to the entire team.  Daina loves working with such a diligent and hard-working team of individuals and ensuring that the utmost [...]

Joseph Bilanzic

JOSEPH BILANZIC Joe Bilanzic is a Vice President of Business Development 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 [...]

Miranda Graham

MIRANDA GRAHAM Miranda is a Vice President with Cook M&A Advisory Services. She is responsible for executing strategic acquisition searches on behalf of Cook’s private equity clients. For over ten years, Miranda has led targeted acquisition searches on behalf of private equity groups, venture capitalists, industry and financial buyers. Managing the full [...]

Keith Seebeck

Keith Seebeck Keith is Executive Vice President – Sales, Strategy and Operations at Cook M&A Advisory Services. In this role, Keith manages internal operations to maximize efficiency and output, while helping to build and cultivate the sales culture of the organization. Prior to Cook M&A, Keith sold working capital and discount funding [...]

Pete Stojic

PETE STOJIC Pete is a Vice President with Cook M&A Advisory Services. He is responsible for executing strategic acquisition searches on behalf of Cook M&A’s private equity, family office, and corporate clients. With over 8 years of experience in the financial sector, Pete brings a diverse understanding of the private equity, venture [...]

Adam Gelsomino

ADAM GELSOMINO Adam Gelsomino is a Vice President of Business Development with Cook M&A Advisory Services. He is responsible for cultivating relationships with private equity, family office, and corporate clients to facilitate organic growth through capitalizing on unused capacities. Prior to joining Cook M&A, Adam’s diverse background involves: Hospitality, Logistics, SaaS, Entrepreneurship, [...]

Sarah Shizas

SARAH SHIZAS Sarah Shizas is the Director of Research and Strategy. She conducts industry research to help source potential acquisition targets for Cook M&A’s clients, utilizing Cook M&A’s FocusFirst and CEOVisions. Sarah has over seven years of experience in the financial sector. Prior to joining Cook M&A, Sarah was an equity research [...]

Pete Grimmer

PETE GRIMMER Pete Grimmer is Director of Business Development for Cook M&A Advisory Services. Pete has been in Financial Technology Software Sales for over 9 years. Prior to Cook M&A, Pete worked as Head of U.S Sales at Ansarada and Director of Sales at Ipreo by IHS Markit selling Deal Execution and Private [...]

Rebecca Berhane

REBECCA BERHANE Rebecca joins Cook M&A as a Research Associate. Rebecca is originally from Ethiopia, but Kansas has been home for the last 15 years. Rebecca has a BA in Finance and an MA in Economics from Wichita State University. In addition, she has a PhD from Kansas State University. She likes to [...]

Elliot Jarvis

ELLIOT JARVIS Elliot is a Vice President Of Business Development with Cook M&A Advisory Services. He is responsible for executing strategic acquisition searches on behalf of Cook M&A’s private equity, family office, and corporate clients. With over 4 years of experience in the alternative investment sector, Elliot brings a diverse understanding of [...]

Monica Kolli

MONICA KOLLI Monica is the Administrative Assistant for Cook M&A. She supports the research team by gathering information for clients and assists with CEOVisions program. Monica is a 2019 graduate of DePaul University. During her free times she enjoys cooking, weight training, and traveling. CONTACT ME

Rob Mihalyi

ROB MIHALYI Rob has over 9 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Cook M&A, he worked in trade support and operational roles, supporting portfolio management activity on a wide range of financial products. Rob graduated from Purdue University in 2009, obtaining his BS in Management with a Finance minor. [...]

Martin Curinka

Martin Curinka Martin (Marty) is a Research Associate focusing on industry research and target acquisitions for private equity clients. Utilizing the FocusFirst methodology, Marty takes a strategic approach to sourcing those companies which best fit the client’s investment thesis. Marty is a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in Illinois. Additionally, he earned a [...]