- Chairman, Rock Lake Advisors GmbH
- Director, Wishpoint / Travelx / Scandid
- Director, Kyron Capital Limited
- Director, Yfret, Inc.
- Director, Sanguine Investment Management
- Advisor, Viamagus Technologies
- Advisor, Rockton Vision
- Advisor, Block Aero Technologies
- Co-Founder, MR Access, Inc.
John Cook is Chairman of Rock Lake Advisors, which he founded in 2009 following a successful career in international business & financial services. He hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has spent his entire professional career in London, Brussels, Frankfurt and Zurich. His prior corporate positions included Director, WJ Hopper & Co Ltd (London); Abteilungsdirektor and Head of Global Equity Origination, Security Pacific Merchant Bank / Bank America (Frankfurt); Senior Account Executive, Merrill Lynch International (Brussels); Managing Director, Univestors Family Office (Brussels); and Associate Marketing Director Middle East, International Harvester (Brussels).
John serves on the boards and/or advisory boards of several organizations including Kyron Capital Limited, Wishpoint Inc. (Scandid, Travelx), YFret Technologies, Viamagus Technologies and MR Access. John is a member and supporter of the Swiss Private Equity and Corporate Finance Association (SECA); Horasis Global Visions Community; InvestEurope; Swiss American Chamber of Commerce; Swiss Swedish Chamber of Commerce; Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce; Select USA Investment Summit and Thunderbird School of Global Management.
John is Chairman Emeritus of the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center, a thought leadership platform he founded at Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2004. He was awarded the distinguished Jonas Mayer Award, chaired the Thunderbird European Alumni Association and is a long-standing member of the Thunderbird Leadership Councils.
John graduated cum-laude with a BSIM from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University (1974), completed the pre-med curriculum at University of Washington (1977), obtained an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management (1979), and has completed advanced management studies at Oxford University, England.