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Phillip Cooper

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Experience & Qualifications

Phillip Cooper is a Partner with CDI Global North America in the Las Vegas office.

He has over 24 years of work experience in diverse roles encompassing commercial and investment banking, M&A activity and as a founder of a few start-up companies. He has completed a number of transactions, primarily focused on debt financings, restructurings and acquisition-related activities in a number of industries, including oil and gas, restaurant, aerospace and defense, industrial and business services, transportation, communications and consumer goods. Phillip holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.B.A. degree in Finance and Communications from University of Texas at Austin. Phillip is a managing director at JD Merit.

Phillip started his career as a national bank examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency, an agency of the U.S. Treasury Department, performing safety and soundness and consumer compliance examinations of nationally-chartered commercial banks. Later, he was head of M&A activity for a telecommunications company specializing in wholesale carrier operations and which was taken public in 2004. He then founded Certain Communications Corporation, a start-up company in the telecommunications industry for which he served as President for seven years and successfully sold to a strategic acquirer in 2015.

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