Senior Executive, Operations & Finance
Jeff coaches leaders to build their capacity and he helps schools improve their operational and financial practices to clear the way for academic improvement. From 2009 until 2014, Jeff led Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy. As Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer he solidified structures and revamped the organization, resulting in removal from charter warning and then achieving a 15-year charter renewal. Prior to Chavez Schools, Mr. Cooper spent 20 years as a leader in the private sector. He helped build and then led Capital One’s Enterprise Risk Management function. Prior to Capital One, Mr. Cooper was a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Finance Operations and Strategy Practice where he helped numerous clients reduce cost, increase revenue and generally improve the efficiency of their operations. Mr. Cooper has a BA in Public Policy from Duke University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.