Michael Leslie Amilcar


Michael Leslie Amilcar

Managing Partner



In her role at Cook Ross, Michael Leslie Amilcar manages the company’s strategic direction, responsible for the day-to-day management of the team. Michael’s ongoing focus is advancing the mission of Cook Ross work in the U.S. and throughout the globe. Michael has over fifteen years of experience developing strategic business solutions that have diversity and inclusion tactics at their core. Her previous work experience includes Diversity Best Practices, AXA Financial, and NBC Studios.

A native of Chicago, Michael earned her degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and is an Executive Coach trained by the prestigious Academy of Coach Training. Since joining Cook Ross in 2007, Michael remains committed to Cook Ross’ mission, vision, and values. Her leadership guides the company towards achieving carefully outlined strategic goals and unprecedented growth and expansion.

Wife, mom, entrepreneur, activist, adoptive family advocate, and self-proclaimed change agent, Michael hasn’t met a challenge she felt couldn’t be solved with the right people working together.  She is proud to have that at Cook Ross and is honored to work daily with an amazing, diverse group of talented, committed, and mission-driven team members and customers.