As President, Arnis Kins directs activities for the deal structure and execution of advisory services, and continues to develop his long-standing relationships with leading private equity firms, family offices, entrepreneurial executives and private business owners. Arnis has established Cook M&A Advisory Services as one of the nation’s leading M&A advisory firms.Arnis was awarded the 2012 GTCR Leadership Award for his contributions to the private equity community. GTCR is a Chicago-based private equity firm who pioneered The Leaders Strategy™—finding and partnering with management leaders in core domains to identify, acquire and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and organic growth.
Arnis has been instrumental in facilitating the close of many of the firm’s more than 120 transactions, ranging from $5 million to $800 million in enterprise value. He has built a track record of delivering quality services with speed of execution. Recognizing an opportunity to leverage his broad network of executive relationships, he founded CEOVisions® in 1999. This exclusive service unites successful, entrepreneurial CEOs with strategic capital for the purpose of building industry leading companies.
Prior to launching Cook M&A Advisory Services, Arnis spent over twenty years in the executive search industry leading engagements for senior and executive level positions in a broad range of industries.
After completing his studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, he spent several years in industrial sales.