Doug Cooper is a Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting. Mr. Cooper is based in New York.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Cooper worked for Corbin Advisors, a strategic communications consulting firm, for several years, advising clients across many sectors within areas such as capital markets, investor relations, strategic transformations, valuation and financial communications, including earnings, investment thesis development, special announcements, guidance and capital allocation strategy.
Before Corbin, Mr. Cooper spent 15 years in sell-side equity research working for various investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, UBS and Deutsche Bank, and served as a lead analyst covering the restaurant space with Sidoti & Co. Having followed over 20 industries during his career, Mr. Cooper has covered more than 150 companies, ranging from small to large market capitalization and including single and multisegment organizations with both domestic and global operations. The breadth of coverage throughout his career has provided valuable experience and perspective on a multitude of public company situations and transactions.
Mr. Cooper has tremendous insight and familiarity from interacting with investor relations, executive management teams and institutional investors. He has developed expert knowledge of the investment research process, best-in-class investor relations practices and strategies for companies to maximize their valuation potential. Mr. Cooper has an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University.