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Aaron Cook

Aaron Cook

Chief Operating Officer, Americas

Aaron Cook is an experienced operations executive known for his ability to foster growth and spearhead strategic initiatives. He is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record of developing people and improving processes to achieve exceptional outcomes.

At First Advantage he oversees Americas Operations, ensuring accelerated growth while maintaining the highest standards of quality and efficiency. Additionally, he serves as the Executive Sponsor for the African, Black, & Caribbean Employee Resource Group, emphasizing the importance of diversity and its impact on First Advantage employees, the business, and customers to achieve superior outcomes.

Aaron joined First Advantage from Nielsen, where he was Director of Operations for the Consumer Activation business. Prior to Nielsen, Aaron held finance, Six Sigma, and brand management roles at GE Capital and POM Wonderful. He graduated from James Madison University with a B.B.A. in Finance and received his MBA in Strategy and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.

Between roles at GE Capital and POM Wonderful, Aaron spent two and a half years sailing a 40-foot sailboat from Massachusetts to New Zealand, including one year of sailing solo. During this time, he visited 26 countries throughout the Caribbean and South Pacific and published 19 articles in various sailing publications.

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