Candler Cook

Vice President


Candler is a Vice President for U.S. Strategic Capital and joined the team in 2019. He is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, managing business due diligence processes, market research, financial modeling, and providing operational support. Before joining U.S. Strategic Capital, he served as a Finance Director at Atticus Franchise Group supporting their Massage Envy investment, focusing on financial reporting, loss prevention, and vendor management, including product line reviews that resulted in over $800,000 in annual savings. He also supported the Operations team by identifying new franchises for potential acquisition, as well as developing and monitoring tests across the 50+ Atticus-owned Massage Envy locations. He previously served in roles of increasing responsibility on the finance teams at Aaron’s and Home Depot.

Candler received both a B.B.A. and Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, and is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller From Underdog To Bulldog.