Employee Spotlight: Donald Cooke

This month PBO Advisory Group turns the employee spotlight on… Don Cooke, Controller.

Don Cooke is a native to Southern California – born in Inglewood and grew up in West LA. He has fond memories of going to the horse races with his dad at Hollywood Park, which is now home to the LA Chargers’ and Rams’ stadium. He also lived in Orange County, back when Huntington Beach was just a small surf town. Don and his wife, Cindi, now live in Rancho Bernardo, where they raised two sons.

When he isn’t cooking or traveling the U.S. (two of his hobbies), Don is helping PBO Advisory Group clients reach their business goals. His 35 years in the financial industry have allowed him to develop extensive skills that he puts to good use helping clients understand their current and long-term financial situations, overseeing day-to-day accounting operations, and helping with special projects.

Don’s personal mantra reflects his passion for wanting to do the best job possible for our clients:

Listen, Empathize, Communicate.

With learning new industries, best practices, and leadership skills at the top of his to-do list, as well as working with a variety of PBO Advisory Group clients, Don is keeping busy. But not too busy to one day travel to Italy, England, France, and China.