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Marc S. Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

Role

Marc Cooper is the Chief Executive of Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC).  He joined the Firm in 1999 as a partner.  He was promoted to Vice Chairman in July 2013 and elevated to Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

Experience

As the former Head of PJSC’s Global Retail Group Mr. Cooper advised numerous clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions and shareholder activism.

Mr. Cooper was responsible for the 2016 transaction in which Natixis SA purchased 51% of PJSC creating an enhanced global M&A advisory and financing platform, at the closing of which Mr. Cooper was elevated to CEO.

Prior to joining PJSC, Mr. Cooper was Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Barington Capital Group.  He began his career in investment banking at Kidder Peabody.

Previous Professional Affiliations

  • Director, Steve Madden, Ltd. 
  • Director, Proenza Schouler, LLC  

Not-For-Profit Affiliations

  • Director, Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America 
  • Co-Founder, Happy + Healthy Racing 

Education

Mr. Cooper received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from New York University, from which he graduated magna cum laude.



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