Along with Mr. Spass, Mr. Cooper was the co-founder of Capital Z, and is a Managing Partner of the Firm.
Prior to forming Fund I in 1990, Mr. Cooper was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group of Salomon Brothers, Inc.
Mr. Cooper currently serves as a director of several portfolio companies of the Funds.
As an experienced investor in the Financial Services Industry, Mr. Cooper has developed an extensive network of contacts throughout the industry. He speaks at industry conferences as an expert on financial service company acquisitions and investments.