Larry R Cook & Associates, PC

Financial Valuation and Business Advisors

(281) 893-2255

Susan Powers


Susan Powers


Office: 281-893-2255
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  • Certified Business Appraiser - Institute of Business Appraisers, 2014
  • University of Texas at Austin - M.B.A., 1993
  • Southern Methodist Univeristy - B.B.A. Finance and B.A. French, 1989

Professional Experience

  • Business valuation and succession planning. Investment planning.  Financial analysis.  Business improvement analysis.
  • Provide marketing analysis, business plan evaluation, acquisition analysis, financial modeling and general strategic consulting services.  Engagements have included evaluating acquisitions, business plans, company performance characteristics, and market environments.
  • Creator and Owner of Let's Do Dinner start-up business from concept through owner cash-out, with 100% return on investment.
  • Managed projects and staff which directly impacted the success of NYSE company.
  • Performed analyses, made recommendations, and supervised the implementation of key policies and procedures.
  • Evaluated strategic fit, financial performance, and management personnel for potential acquisitions.  Performed due diligence for same.
  • Managed financial model for financial transactions including acquisitions, mergers, refinancings, and public stock offerings.  Included keeping forecasts up to date, incorporating actual results, and changing financial and transaction assumptions.
  • Served as financial liaison for public market analysts in “investor relations” role, prior to planned initial public offering.
  • Wrote business-related verbiage in annual reports, offering documents, and private transaction documents.
  • Supervised Management Information Systems (MIS) and Marketing Analysis functions with staff of eleven.
  • Advised senior executives of Fortune 500-type companies.

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Writing Award - Sam Houston State University, 2007

Community Involvement and Volunteerism

  • Member - Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church - Chair-Person and Member of Various Committees