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Vice President Business Development and Strategic Growth

Michael Cooke has over two decades of experience leading strategy, operations, delivery, and growth across a wide client base at leading consulting firms.  Federal clients have included the various agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Veterans Administration, and Department of Homeland Security, along with private sector financial and healthcare institutions.

At Abt, Cooke leads a team of domestic and global business development executives and capture leaders whose mission is to accelerate sales growth and increase Abt’s visibility and reputational capital. He is responsible for building, maturing, enhancing, and professionalizing business development strategies and behavior across Abt’s domestic and international business lines, focusing on new clients and markets.

Cooke came to Abt from IBM, where he was an associate partner in the federal consulting business, most recently responsible for building and leading the Business Development Executive team.  Before IBM, Cooke served as vice president of corporate development at Apprio, Inc., a healthcare-focused management consulting and technology firm. He led corporate mergers and acquisitions activities, organic growth strategies, and delivery of technology enabled management consulting services.  Cooke has held a number of consulting roles through his career, including delivery manager supporting client business transformations at Deloitte Consulting and account management at The Advisory Board.


  • Strategic growth
  • Management consulting
  • Technology enablement
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Government contracting
Michael Cooke