Partner

Kate Cook

Kate Cook is a Partner and founding member of Park Square Executive Search.

She partners with Chief Executive Officers, board members and investors to recruit executive leaders in the technology ecosystem.  Kate has experience recruiting across the C-suite with an emphasis on go-to-market, finance and technology executives.  Her industry experience spans enterprise software, tech-enabled services, mobility and IoT. She has worked with the portfolio companies of growth equity, venture capital and private equity firms across the US, as well as in Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, Kate was an Associate in the Boston office of J. Robert Scott, a global retained executive search firm, where she focused on searches in the Technology sector.

Kate initially joined J. Robert Scott as a Researcher and quickly took on a series of broader roles including serving as Head of Technology Research, where she assisted with Business Development strategy for the firm’s Technology practice, and also led global recruiting, training, onboarding and development for the firm’s Research team.

Kate is originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She graduated from the Honors Program of Boston College with a B.A. in English, magna cum laude. She lives in Newton with her husband Jeff, son Graham and daughter Maggie. Outside of work, Kate is a founding member of Urbanity Dance, a Boston-based contemporary dance company. She has taught classes, choreographed, and performed with Urbanity throughout New England. Kate has also taught ballet at Boston College and is an accomplished pianist.

Kate’s Top 5 Ballets

Petite Mort
by Jiri Kylian

This contemporary ballet is sensual, tender, provocative and funny. It moves me more every time I see it.

Cacti
by Alexander Ekman

I laughed out loud when I saw this ballet for the first time, and nearly jumped out of my seat in response to the methodical, pounding percussion created by the dancers onstage.

Don Quixote
by Rudolph Nureyev

My favorite classical ballet. The bravado, the bluster, the music, the passion and showmanship – you can’t help but love it.

Etudes
by Harald Lander

Etudes is like a ballet class on steroids. There is nowhere for the dancers to hide. I had anxiety watching Boston Ballet perform this as it lays bare the ability of the group performing it, but they rose to the occasion beautifully and left me speechless.

Chroma
by Wayne McGregor

I would start every day watching a performance of Chroma if I could. This ballet pushes its dancers to the extreme physically. It’s nonstop kinetics and the ultimate adrenaline rush. I actually went into labor with my first child while watching this ballet, and like to think that he knew how incredible it was and wanted to check it out for himself.

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