Cook M&A Advisory Services- The advisory firm hired Michael Olson (pictured right) as a vice president. Based in Chicago, Olson will execute acquisition strategies for Cook’s private equity and corporate clients. Previously, Olson was with Barclays Capital (LON: BARC) where he worked on originating investment banking and wealth management opportunities.
Franklin Square Capital Partners- Marc Yaklofsky was named senior vice president of corporate development at the alternative investment firm. In his role, Yaklofsky will be in responsible for developing Franklin Square’s stakeholder communication efforts. Yaklofsky was most recently the head of stakeholder relations at Nomura Holding America. Franklin Square funds are sub-advised by the Blackstone Group LP's (NYSE: BX) GSO Capital Partners.