MIKE COOK - Grocery Store Manager, Assistant and Retail Operations Executive Recruiting Specialist
Grocery / Retail Executive Search Firm - Our executive staffing specialist
Mike Cook or as he is known in the industry "Grocery Store Mike", is a specialized grocery retail recruiter for Frontline Source Group. With more than 35+ years in the grocery retail industry, Mike started as a part-time courtesy clerk. He worked his way up to serve in-store leadership positions with both traditional and specialty food formats. His expertise lies in hiring, training, and developing company leaders for small supermarkets to large grocery store operations with hundreds of locations. This experience is what differentiates his ability to recruit top Grocery talent from other recruiters in the market place.
Throughout his career, Mike has placed an emphasis on professional development and continuing education. He was in the charter class of Brookshire University, graduating as salutatorian. He also has earned certificates of proficiency in management specialized leadership and retail management from Tyler Junior College. The later certification was in collaboration with the Western Association of Food Chains. And, he has received numerous awards and accolades for customer service and leadership.
Mike has a passion for community service, having served as a board member for the Bear Creek Specialty Utility District (formerly Lavon Water Supply Corporation) from 2007-2013; Community Independent School District board trustee from 2013-2017; and currently serves as Lavon City Councilman, Place 2 since 2017.
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Identifying and placing outstanding grocery and retail executive talent can be a challenging task. Today's customers have numerous buying options, and with everything from big-box retailers to small, niche merchants, and e-commerce, brand loyalty is fleeting at best. These senior leaders must have a coherent perspective of the unique ecosystem that their organization exists within and be adaptable enough to meet the needs of a constantly shifting marketplace. In addition, they are tasked with leading and motivating a competent workforce and implementing organizational processes. All of this must be accomplished while simultaneously executing strategies for cost-containment, increasing efficiency, and ultimately delivering higher ROI.
And of course, competition to find these innovative executives is stronger than ever.
Frontline Source Group has been a leader in the Executive Search industry since 2004 and offers deep knowledge of, and experience in placing executive and director-level management for the grocery and retail sectors. We strive to understand the specific needs of each of our clients in order to provide high-quality executives that will help retailers achieve their business goals.
With over a decade of experience delivering C-suite staffing solutions to some of the most successful organizations in the country, Frontline Service Group has an intimate understanding of the ever-changing employment landscape. Diversity initiatives, multi-generational workforces, and rapidly shifting flexible work arrangements are all important factors that go into securing the most talented executives considering new opportunities.
Frontline Source Group is a recognized leader in the staffing industry, having received numerous awards for our exceptional service, including selection as a 9-time winner of “ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing.” With thousands of successful direct hire placements and hundreds of 5-star reviews, we understand how to deliver quality candidates perfectly suited to the ultra-competitive grocery and retail environments.