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Michael Cook

Client Solutions in Technology and Product Innovation

Michael has decades of experience leading digital innovation, strategic growth, and people-centred change management at all scales from international enterprises to small startups. Along with holding senior and executive positions, Michael has supported projects across a variety of industries including technology, digital media, and online marketplaces and platforms. At Realize, Michael partners with clients to create transformative success through governance, strategy, and operational excellence, employing a blend of collaborative innovation, insightful data analysis, and agile leadership to navigate and thrive in dynamic market conditions.

"It’s crucial for leaders to be able to see the forest for the trees when dealing with challenges or opportunities. In my experience, having an objective, knowledgeable expert to talk through the given situation has been instrumental in getting to the right solution."

"Traditional strategic planning starts out so hopeful, but often ends in a static report that is out of date soon after it’s been finalized. Organizations that are able to incorporate agile philosophies and methodologies to their strategy and operations are better positioned to learn and adjust as needed to take advantage of opportunities and reduce risk."

"Evaluating your CEO gives feedback to your board as well as the leader with respect to success and opportunities for growth. Tying and accessing performance against strategy or desired outcomes supports the organization in its goals, and a regular evaluation process shows appreciation and awareness for your leader’s efforts and provides a view into the impact they are making in your organization."

"Executive search is a highly important undertaking with many moving parts. It not only identifies the next leader of your organization, it’s also an opportunity to build your organization’s reputation. We can ensure a thorough process, while also managing the expectations and experiences of the many stakeholders involved."

Our team

Meet your team of Client Solutions specialists.

John Kay

Client Solutions in Strategy, Governance, Leadership and Finance

Alison Marshall

Client Solutions in Strategy and Leadership

Michael Cook

Client Solutions in Technology and Product Innovation

Laurie Wilson

Client Solutions in Culture and Risk Management

Brad Boyce

Client Solutions in Finance and Accounting

Lisa Zentner

Client Solutions in Marketing and Branding

Samantha Lee

Client Solutions in Communications and Content

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