Being a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Blaine Cook has an extensive career in corporate restructuring and new business development. His ability to assemble peer teams and strategic alliances contributed to the success of a number of ventures and turn-around endeavors. Among those are Bob's Big Boy Concessions in Burbank, where he owned concessionary rights for catering special events, Durkee Energy Products, a Paramount-based energy conservation company, and Ritchie Plumbing Company in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Through his efforts during 1989-1998, a small bakery in Anaheim, Olson's Danish Bakery, became a premier name among in-store bakeries nationwide, securing long-term contracts with such well-respected clients as Albertson’s, Lucky Stores, Pepperidge Farms, S.E. Wyckoff, Von’s Stores, Safeway, Fleming Foods and others. Reorganized into Dansk Specialty Foods, Tustin, it was later sold to Bunge Foods of Bunge North America.
Mr. Cook’s career includes seven years of explosive growth of a non-profit organization - Vineyard Ministries International in Anaheim, and its affiliates - Mercy Music and Association of Vineyard Church. The organization involved the coalition of over a thousand chapters worldwide with membership in excess of 200,000 people. The organization prospered and grew in many directions, encompassing print publishing, music and video production, international training and conferencing.
Mr. Blaine Cook has been involved in the life settlement industry since 1998, when he started as a private investor aggregating and managing his personal portfolio of life settlement policies.
In 2002, he founded Montage Financial Group, Inc., a California-based licensed Provider of life settlements that has participated in several billion in face value of life settlements, becoming one of the most respected providers in the industry. Over the years, Montage has earned superior reputation and is known for professional conduct and strict compliance with the laws administering the industry and with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners guidelines. Montage is a member of the Life Insurance Settlements Association.
At Montage, Blaine Cook assembled an exceptional team of professionals with diverse backgrounds and excellent track records in different areas of expertise. The company personnel is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly, and all underwriters are licensed life insurance agents.
Blaine Cook graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in real estate, finance and insurance, and spent two years in graduate courses studying for an MBA.
In addition to his professional duties, Mr. Cook has an extensive background as an international conference speaker.