Michael has over 15 years experience working with SME businesses in many capacities (general business advisory, executive management, sell side advisory, buy side private equity and at the board of director level) over a broad range of industries (oilfield service, manufacturing, technology, distribution and oil & gas, among others). Michael has worked with SME businesses to improve operations, implement financial controls, introduce benchmarking, and to focus on key drivers to increase business value. Mr. Cook holds Chartered Accountant (1999) and Chartered Business Valuator (2002) designations in addition to a BCom. (1993) from the University of Manitoba.