Steve Cooper

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Warner Music Group Corp.

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Warner Music Group Corp.

Overview
Career Highlights

Blue Bird Corporation
WMG Holdings Corp.
Warner Music Group Corp.

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2707

Number of Boards

13

Birthday

10/23/1946 - Gary, IN, United States

Age

74

Number of Awards

3

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Founder at Blavatnik Family Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Access Industries LLC

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Managing Director at Access Industries, Inc. - New York

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Professor at Columbia University

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Founder at Lee Equity Partners LLC

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Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President at Access Industries LLC

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Partner at Cooper Investment Partners LLC

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Records at Warner Music Group Corp.

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Warner Music Group Corp.

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Former Chief Compliance Officer & Executive Vice President-Human Resources at Warner Music Group Corp.

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Honorary Member, Board of Trustees at Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College's mission is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, who take intellectual and creative risks, who cross disciplinary boundaries, and who are able to sustain exceptional academic discipline within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. Their unique educational practices provide students with the opportunity to study intensively in small classes, to engage in independent research, and to spend unparalleled amounts of time working one-on-one with an exceptional faculty of scholars and artists, creating a tailored academic program of students' own design. Their goal is to instill a lifelong intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, as well as the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a broad range of personal, professional and creative pursuits. They prepare students to think and act independently so that they will tackle the problems of, and thrive in, a complex and rapidly evolving world.

Education
MBA
Class of 1970

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

BA in Economics
Class of 1968

In 1887, the year a group of knowledge-thirsty Presbyterians founded "The Occidental University of Los Angeles, California," a Kansas prohibitionist named Harvey Wilcox purchased a ranch just west of the city, naming it Hollywood. Tuition in 1888, the year Oxy opened its doors, was $50. The new college wasn't exactly swamped with applicants: 40 students enrolled that fall. Southern California's oldest football rivalry? Not UCLA-USC. Oxy and Pomona first squared off in 1895 -- preceding those other guys by more than 30 years. Student body president Clarence Spaulding became Oxy's first Rhodes Scholar in 1908. Today, Oxy still has more Rhodes Scholars (10) than USC (9). Big changes came to campus in 1926: freshmen were required to live on campus for the first time, and the Oxy basketball team had to adjust to playing indoors after Alumni Gymnasium was built. Sammy Lee '43's first gold medal in diving at the 1948 London Games wasn't Oxy's first Olympic hardware: Tigers have won a total of seven medals. If Oxy were a country, we'd be tied with Israel and Tunisia. In 1992, with the nation's eyes on Los Angeles during the largest riots the country had seen since the '60s, Occidental was recognized on the front page of The Wall Street Journal for its forward-thinking stance on diversity. A knight who hits people with a chicken? A commanding officer of a naval base and the Girl Scouts? The James Dean of disability studies? There are some brilliant characters among our notable alumni.

Memberships
Member
Current

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides vocational education in accounting. The company provides services to the accounting community, regulatory bodies, and other organizations. It also operates in Jersey City, Washington, and Lewisville. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

Institute of Management Accountants, Inc. provides accountants and financial services. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Montvale, NJ.

Member
Current

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is a non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 48 chapters, including 31 in North America and one each in Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, with a chapter in formation in Singapore.The TMA Certification Program recognizes professional excellence and provides an objective measure of expertise related to workouts, restructurings and corporate renewal. Applicants for certification must meet stringent standards of education, experience and professional conduct, pass a comprehensive examination and maintain the credential through continuing education credits.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2008 - 2008

Hawaiian Telcom Communications, Inc. provides telecommunication services. Its products include local and long-distance service, Internet and wireless services. The company was founded on April 28, 2005 and is headquartered in Honolulu, HI.

Vice Chairman & Chief Restructuring Officer
Prior

Laidlaw Co. LLC manufactured packaging products and equipment for retail, dry-cleaning and laundry industries. The company was founded in January 15th, 1917 and was headquartered in Phoenix, AZ.

Professional
Prior

Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2011 sales of $26.4 billion. The Macy’s brand operates about 800 Macy’s department stores and furniture galleries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com. The Bloomingdale’s brand includes 37 department stores and home stores in 11 states, bloomingdales.com, seven Bloomingdale’s Outlet stores in five states, and a licensed store in Dubai. Macy’s, Inc.’s diverse workforce includes approximately 171,000 employees. Prior to June 1, 2007, Macy’s, Inc. was known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. The company’s shares are traded under the symbol “M” on the New York Stock Exchange.

Boards & Committees
Director
2011 - Current

Ventech Engineers International LLC provides construction services and engineering fabrication. The firm’s services include technical studies, engineering/design, fabrication/manufacturing, procurement, logistics, construction and construction management, project management, appraisals and surplus and maintenance. The company was founded by Bill L. Stanley in 1967 and is headquartered in Pasadena, TX.

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
2011 - Current

WMG Acquisition Corp. engages in recording and publishing of music. It operates through two businesses: Recorded Music and Music Publishing. The Recorded Music business engages in marketing, sale and licensing of recorded music in various physical format such as CDs, LPs and DVDs, and digital format such as downloads, streaming and ringtones. The Music Publishing business owns and acquires rights to musical compositions, exploits and markets these compositions. The company was founded on March 18, 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2011 - Current

WMG Holdings Corp. manufactures compact discs. It provides tapes miscellaneous publishing services. The company is headquartered in New York, NY

Member, Board of Trustees
2018 - Current

The Paley Center for Media, formerly The Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R) and The Museum of Broadcasting, founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, is an American cultural institution dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

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2010

Sarah Lawrence College's mission is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, who take intellectual and creative risks, who cross disciplinary boundaries, and who are able to sustain exceptional academic discipline within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. Their unique educational practices provide students with the opportunity to study intensively in small classes, to engage in independent research, and to spend unparalleled amounts of time working one-on-one with an exceptional faculty of scholars and artists, creating a tailored academic program of students' own design. Their goal is to instill a lifelong intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, as well as the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a broad range of personal, professional and creative pursuits. They prepare students to think and act independently so that they will tackle the problems of, and thrive in, a complex and rapidly evolving world.

Political Donations
$2,300
2007

Former Senator from New York

$2,100
2007

Secretary of Agriculture at United States Department of Agriculture

$500
1998

Former Lieutenant Governor at New York Office of the Lieutenant Governor Under George Pataki

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Warner Music Group Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Warner Music Group Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Warner Music Group Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Cooper Investment Partners focuses on control investments in strategic transitions, operational turnarounds, recapitalizations, bankruptcies, reorganizations, corporate divestitures, carve-outs and non-strategic business units. Investments may be structured in the form of equity, debt and/or hybrid securities. Investments range from $50 million. Cooper Investment Partners targets in investments in global or rapidly-globalizing industries. The firm invests across a variety of sectors including: aerospace and defense, chemicals, communications equipment, communications services, distribution/logistics, energy, energy services, environmental and waste management, financial services, food/agribusiness, healthcare, industrial machinery, infrastructure, media and entertainment, metals processing, mining, paper and forest products and transportation.

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Advisors
Advisor

Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy at Universal Music Group, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Rank #14
2015
Billboard Magazine - Power 100
Rank #16
2014
Billboard Magazine - Power 100
Rank #14
2013
Billboard Magazine - Power 100
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