Prior to his involvement with MGC, Mr. Cook was a Director, Private Placements in the Investment Banking Group of Robert W. Baird & Co. in Nashville from January 2001 through February 2003. Mr. Cook, as head of Baird’s private placement group, was responsible for the private placement of equity and debt securities for both private and public companies. During these two years, Mr. Cook helped originate and led the team executing nine transactions raising almost $400 million. Previously, Mr. Cook was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group at J.C. Bradford & Co. in Nashville. He joined Bradford in July 1993 as a financial analyst, working on initial and secondary public equity offerings, public debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and business valuations. From December 1995 through June 2000, he specialized in private finance, including leveraged buyouts and private debt and equity placements. Mr. Cook is past Chairman and board member of the Martha O’Bryan Center, and was a founding board member of Ten Thousand Villages of Nashville.
Mr. Cook graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College, and moved to Nashville, TN in 1993.
Mr. Cook co-founded Diagnovus and Device Innovation Group and sits on the boards of Pathfinder Therapeutics, VenX Medical, Industrial Ceramic Solutions, and DPS Healthcare. Via visitation rights he also actively participates on the boards of ABT Molecular Imaging and OnFocus Healthcare.