Managing Partner, Thompson Street Capital Partners
Jim Cooper founded Thompson Street Capital Partners in 2000 and has been active in middle market private equity for over 20 years. Mr. Cooper oversees the firm’s day-to-day activity, serves on the firm’s Investment and Management Committees, and manages limited partner relationships.
In addition to TierPoint, Mr. Cooper has served or currently serves on the board of directors for Staylock Storage, Vaddio, TriStar, Waddington North America, Kele Companies, DCL Medical Laboratories, Iracore International, Healthcare Linens Services Group, Universal Air Filter, Thermon Holdings, and Barcodes.
Prior to TSCP, Mr. Cooper spent seven years with J.P. Morgan in New York City, two years with Nationsbank Securities in Charlotte, N.C., and seven years with Harbour Group, a lower–middle market private equity firm headquartered in St. Louis.
Mr. Cooper currently serves on the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees and on the board of First Banks, Inc. He received his MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia, an MS in Engineering, and a BS in Engineering from the University of Missouri–Columbia.