Marc S. Cooper is Chief Executive Officer of PJ SOLOMON, having served in this role since 2016. He was previously Vice Chairman from 2013-2016 and joined the firm in 1999 as a Partner and Managing Director.
As the former Head of PJ SOLOMON’s Consumer Retail group, Marc has advised a long roster of high-profile retail and branded companies on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions and shareholder activism. These include Hudson’s Bay Company, Finish Line, Kenneth Cole, Proenza Schouler, Quiksilver, The Jones Group, Rag & Bone, Kering, Zales, At Home, Deckers, Steve Madden, Genesco and Barneys.
In 2016, Mr. Cooper led the transaction in which Natixis SA purchased 51% of PJ SOLOMON creating an enhanced global M&A advisory and financing platform. Under Marc’s leadership, PJ SOLOMON has significantly expanded and diversified industry coverage to include sectors such as Energy, FinTech, Infrastructure Power & Renewables and TMT as well as adding a Financial Sponsors Group in 2020.
Prior to joining PJ SOLOMON, Mr. Cooper co-founded and served as Vice Chairman of Barington Capital Group where he oversaw its investment banking operations. He began his career in investment banking at Kidder Peabody.
Mr. Cooper holds an MBA, magna cum laude, and a BS from New York University.