Jacob Cooper

Senior Director of Growth

In his role as Senior Director of Growth, Jacob is responsible for overseeing efforts to drive growth opportunities, strategy and expansion initiatives in the New York region. As part of his responsibilities, Jacob spends his time supporting all aspects of the New York operations, managing implementation into specialty-based clinics and evaluating new business opportunities. Outside of his core responsibilities, Jacob oversees medical benefit billing strategy across Shields including evaluation, infrastructure design, implementation and execution. Prior to joining Shields, Jacob worked as a Private Equity Senior Associate at Onex Partners, a large-cap private equity firm principally focused on opportunities in North America and Europe. In this role, he was actively involved in evaluating and conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries including financial services, business services, healthcare, real estate and building products. Jacob also worked on Onex Partners’ investment in Ryan Specialty Group. Prior to his time at Onex, Jacob worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he executed capital market transactions for private equity firms across a broad spectrum of industries and products including leveraged finance, equity and M&A advisory. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Duke University.