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As Chief Financial Officer of a large retail corporation in the 1980’s, John Cook had a strategic vision that technology could completely change the accounts payable audit recovery industry. Mr. Cook’s vision became a reality in 1991, when he co-founded the Profit Recovery Group International Inc. (Now PRGX Global). Cook guided PRG from a small enterprise with $5 million in annual revenue into an international, publicly held corporation with 2004 revenues of approximately $357 million, with operations in over 40 countries and approximately 2,800 employees.Prior to PRG, Mr. Cook held a number of top financial and management positions in the retail industry, including senior vice president and CFO of Caldor Stores, a division of The May Department Stores Co., and senior vice president of finance of Kaufman’s Department Stores, another May division. He also held the position of President of Eaton Corp.’s automotive division. Mr. Cook holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Saint Louis University. He is a member of the University’s board of trustees and serves on the executive advisory board of its school of business and administration, which is named the John Cook School of Business in recognition of his notable contributions to the University