Brooks has more than 20 year of experience in progressive leadership positions in finance and operations roles, initially in the finance function for a number of Fortune 500 firms including Hewlett- Packard, Agilent Technologies and Philips Medical Systems. In 2003, Brooks joined his family business, a $130M custom cabinet manufacturer, at first as VP – Operations and ultimately as President/COO for 10 years. Brooks has experience leading organizations through dynamic phases of growth, business development, and new product introduction. He brings particular experience in helping businesses navigate the challenges of strategic planning, family business dynamics, corporate governance, and ultimately exit and succession planning best practices.
Brooks has Bachelor of Science, Engineering degree from Duke University, a Master of Engineering Management from Cornell University, and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.