Chartwell Welcomes Craig Cook - Expands Valuation Practice

CHICAGO, Illinois – Chartwell is pleased to announce the addition of Craig Cook as a Managing Director to the firm. Craig will lead Chartwell’s Chicago valuation practice. He is a seasoned specialist  in the valuation of complex financial instruments such as preferred stock, convertible debt, swaps, warrants, and options. Craig also specializes in the appraisal of fractional equity ownership interests, intangible assets, and intellectual property. He provides appraisal services for purposes of financial statement reporting under ASC 350, 450, 718, 805, 815, and 820. Craig also has experience valuing illiquid assets managed by private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, and mutual funds.

“Craig's valuation experience strengthens Chartwell's team of sophisticated valuation experts. We are excited to have him join Chartwell," said Wil Becker, Managing Director. "Craig will also expand the service offerings in our Chicago office.”

Prior to joining Chartwell, Craig was Director of Valuation Services at Grant Thornton LLP, where he led its Midwest complex securities valuation practice and developed the AICPA-compliant training curriculum used for a national valuation practice of 125 professionals. Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP, Craig was Senior Manager of Valuation Services at KPMG LLP, where he managed valuation engagements concerning intangible assets, intellectual property, and equity for financial reporting and corporate tax purposes. Craig has prepared fairness opinions for publicly traded companies and has underwritten and placed debt for large and complex acquisitions.

Craig earned an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government from Ripon College in Wisconsin.

Craig's Contact Information:
Direct: (312) 803-4982
Mobile: (630) 935-1092
155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 4250
Chicago, IL 60606