Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper has over 40 years of experience in private equity as an entrepreneur, principal investor, fund investor, and secondary investor. Cooper was previously a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he conceived, founded and led the Goldman Sachs Private Equity Group to over $11 billion in assets. He implemented innovative portfolio construction and risk control methods for private equity fund, direct, and secondary investing, and designed and managed the Vintage Funds—one of the industry’s largest secondary funds. While at Goldman Sachs, Cooper served on the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Risk Committee, Operating Committee, and Goldman Sachs Technology Committee.

Since retiring as a Goldman Sachs Partner in 2004, Cooper has served as a Partner or Special Partner at several private equity firms and was a Senior Lecturer in private equity at MIT’s Sloan School of Business. He also served on the Forsyth Institute and Children’s Hospital (Boston) Endowment Investment Committees.

Cooper earned his BA from Syracuse University and an MBA from MIT, where he was an Alfred Sloan Fellow.