Indianapolis-based IPA 100 firm Katz Sapper & Miller (FY19 net revenue of $77.1 million) has named Tim Cook as its president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2021. In taking over for MP David Resnick (who will succeed Curt Miller as chair of the board), Cook will become the first non-CPA leader in the firm’s 78-year history.
“As the next-generation leader of KSM, Tim brings to the table many attributes that will serve the future of our firm well, including his perspective as a non-CPA, his experience building a niche advisory service line and a transparent leadership style,” says Resnick, who has served as MP since 2002. “I have been impressed with his intelligence, thoughtful insight and compassion for our employees, clients and community, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
A 17-year veteran of the firm, Cook has experience growing both the state and local tax group and KSM location advisors, a national site selection and incentives practice. Prior to joining Katz Sapper & Miller, he spent seven years at Ernst & Young as the Indiana leader of business incentives and controversy services, as well as area leader of unclaimed property services. He also previously worked at the Indiana Department of Revenue, where he last served as legal counsel on policy and legislation.
“David leaves an unsurpassed legacy as managing partner – a strong people-centric firm culture, superior growth and performance and an incredible commitment to our communities,” says Cook. “He has been a mentor to me and countless others inside and outside of KSM. I am honored and humbled to follow him in this role and make the most of this opportunity to take KSM into its next chapter.”