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Faculty Profile

Chris Cook

Contact Information

(812) 856-5723
cookchs [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Lecturer of Accounting
  • Co-Director of the MBA Consulting Academy

Campus

  • Bloomington

Education

  • M.B.A., Finance and Strategy, Indiana University, 1998
  • B.A., Accounting, Michigan State University, 1991
  • Certified Public Accountant , Illinois and Indiana

Professional Experience

  • Director, Alvarez and Marsal, 2005-2010
  • Regional Manager, Scarbrough International, 2004
  • Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1998-2004
  • Senior Analyst - Property Valuations, Draper and Kramer, 1993-1996
  • Management Development Program, Amalgamated Bank of Chicago, 1991-1993

Professional Interests

Financial and operational process improvement, customer and product profitability, lifetime customer value, activity based costing and budgeting

Personal Interests

International rugby and soccer, adventure travel, running and the Detroit Tigers

Current Projects

  • Finance and accounting process redesign and technology road map for a national utility company
  • Customer retention and valuation for an international insurance company
  • Faculty Advisor and Back’s Coach to the Indiana Men’s Rugby Football Team

Background

Mr.Cook has over fifteen years of consulting experience specializing in financial and operational process redesign; product and customer profitability analysis; planning, budgeting and forecasting; financial and operational due diligence; transaction support; and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. In addition, he has advised clients in a number of areas including: SKU rationalization; measuring / evaluating planned vs. actual performance; customer segmentations; statistical analysis and performance measurement. Mr. Cook has served clients in a variety of industries including automotive, consumer and industrial products, energy, financial services, high tech, retail and telecommunications