Marc S. Cooper is Chief Executive Officer of PJ SOLOMON, a position he has held since 2016.


Mr. Cooper has more than 35 years of investment banking experience. He joined PJ SOLOMON in 1999 as a Partner and Managing Director and was promoted to Vice Chairman in 2013.

As the former Head of PJ SOLOMON’s Global Retail Group, Mr. Cooper has represented a long roster of high-profile retail and branded companies including 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. He has advised clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions and shareholder activism.

Mr. Cooper also led the 2016 transaction in which Natixis SA purchased 51% of PJ SOLOMON creating an enhanced global M&A advisory and financing platform. At the closing Mr. Cooper was elevated to CEO.

Prior to joining PJ SOLOMON, Mr. Cooper was Co-Founder and 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 received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from New York University, from which he graduated magna cum laude.