Kareem Cook is a Founder and Managing Director at Towerview Capital Management (TCM), a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies focused on preventative medicine, healthier products and healthier lifestyles. Having recently acquired Naturade, the largest African-American owned nutraceutical company which sells vitamins and supplements, he has assumed the position of Chief Marketing Officer within the company.
Prior to founding TCM, Kareem co-founded Healthy Body Products (HBP), a healthy beverage and snack distribution company based in Los Angeles. HBP was the first company to place vending machines which exclusively serve healthy snacks and beverages in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). HBP was instrumental in the banning of “junk food” in LAUSD and later in banning the sale of junk food in the state of California. Within two years of the company’s founding, HBP was awarded the contract to supply all of the high schools and middle schools in Los Angeles, totaling over 130 schools. He and his partner were invited by President Bill Clinton and Governor Mike Huckabee to present to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in Arkansas on HBP’s story and best practices.
Kareem earned his BA from Duke University and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He serves on the Fuqua Minority Alumni Board and is President emiritus of the Duke Club in Los Angeles.