Everingham & Kerr, Inc. – Merger & Acquisition Advisors focused on the Lower Middle Market

Peter W. Cook

Peter W. Cook. Peter W. Cook (pwc@everkerr.com) joined the firm in 2013, after spending five years with a National Investment Banking firm where he was involved with over 50 sell-side transactions involving global buyers and US and Canadian sellers. Prior to that, Mr. Cook was a shareholder and EVP of First Index Inc., a trailblazing e-marketplace for custom-manufactured parts founded in 1995. Mr. Cook helped build the company's sales and marketing infrastructure, including a 20 person sales team with offices in Whippany, NJ and Spokane, WA (this team was responsible for generating 70% of the company's revenue). In addition, Mr. Cook was responsible for opening the company's west coast office and maintaining a 40 person staff. As part of the company's international growth strategy, Mr. Cook was also integral in setting up global offices in Shanghai, Bangalore and Budapest. With First Index, Peter forged partnerships with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA).

Mr. Cook began his career practicing law, where his focus was civil defense litigation, products liability and anti-trust litigation. Mr. Cook is a Registered Representative and holds his Series 7, 79 and 63 registrations. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers College and earned his Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University, where he served on the Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Team. Peter, his wife and three children reside in Montgomery County, PA.