Garrett (Gary) Cooper is a founding partner of the Pinnacle Consulting Group. Pinnacle works with investors to deploy resources in solving systemic community problems. Gary has served as Chief Operating Office and Chief Strategist for Ambassador Enterprises, a for profit philanthropic private equity company. Prior to Ambassador, Gary served as a faculty member in Taylor University’s business program and directed its Institute for Organizational Effectiveness, a program designed to increase the capacity of leaders in the nonprofit sector. Gary earned his MBA from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and led a team responsible for the investment and risk management of portfolios exceeding $40 billion for the Lincoln Financial Group. Gary currently serves on several nonprofit boards including the Cell Therapy Foundation (chairman), A Hope Center (crisis pregnancy), and Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana. He also serves on the board of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company (investment committee chair). Gary and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 39 years; they have three grown children and five grandchildren.
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