Ms. Cooper is a Managing Director of Tech Acumen Group, a private investment banking firm providing financial and strategic advisory services to information technology companies and companies that leverage information technology for competitive advantage. She has over 25 years of experience as a banker and investment analyst. Her information technology coverage has spanned a broad range of information technologies, business models, and IT industry verticals, and she has worked with companies at the forefront of major technology market sea-changes.
- Big Data
- Cloud Virtualization
- N-tier computing
- New media
Ms. Cooper offers a deep understanding of both technologies (functions, business capabilities, tactics and strategy of adoption, and economics specific to tech) and finance (capital formation and deployment matters, mergers and acquisitions, and timing and strategy specific to finances).
Prior to Tech Acumen, Ms. Cooper held senior investment banking positions at The Washington Corporation and The Bank Street Group, and senior analyst positions at Bear Stearns, Citicorp Venture Capital, Roth Capital, and Seidler Companies. During her tenure at The Washington Corporation from 2010 to 2013, Ms. Cooper served as both a banker and an executive at the firm, providing strategic direction and business development.
Ms. Cooper has her BA with majors in Political Science and History from Guilford College and her MBA with concentrations in Finance and Strategy from Emory University’s Goizueta Graduate School of Business Administration. She also is a board member of the Wesley Housing Development Corporation, an innovative affordable housing non-profit organization based in the Washington, DC region.