Mr. Cooper is the Founder and Managing Partner of Owl Investments, where he has successfully overseen energy transition projects and identified valuable opportunities in the energy sector. Additionally, he serves as the Managing Principal of Nest Sustainable Waste, LLC, a platform dedicated to investing in energy and environmental infrastructure, primarily focusing on the responsible handling of conventional and clean energy waste streams.
Before his current role, Mr. Cooper was CEO at Oilfield Water Logistics, LLC (OWL), a pioneering company in the water midstream space that provided critical infrastructure solutions to the energy industry. Under his leadership, OWL achieved remarkable success, culminating in its acquisition by an affiliate of Instar Asset Management and subsequent sale to Pilot Water Solutions, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
He founded and served as Oilfield Water Lines’ CEO, successfully selling to NGL Energy Partners in 2013. Additionally, he co-founded Eastern Partners, a real estate investment firm. Mr. Cooper began his investment career at Olympus Real Estate Partners, an affiliate fund of Dallas-based private equity firm Hicks Muse and worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young.
Mr. Cooper holds a BBA in Finance and BA in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, and he earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. His deep commitment to the energy industry is evident through his involvement as a member of the Advisory Council for the McCombs School of Business Master of Science in Finance Program and the McCombs Energy Initiative. He has also served on the North Texas Advisory Board.