Conversant Group, a Chattanooga-based leading provider of cybersecurity and IT consulting services, announced that Dan Cooper has been named its new Chief Financial Officer.
“Dan will help Conversant continue its rapid growth and mission to help protect law firms and other companies from the devastating attacks being perpetrated by global cyber gangs,” founder and Chief Executive Officer John Anthony Smith said.
“I am not only joining one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the US, but proudly enlisting in our common cause of protecting companies from cyber-crime,” said Mr.
Cooper. “Conversant Group’s commitment to security-first IT architecture and cybersecurity resiliency has propelled it being on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies for six years in a row. We all need Conversant Group to succeed to help keep our companies, our data, and our privacy safe.”
Mr. Cooper has been in financial leadership roles in some of Chattanooga’s most successful companies for more than 20 years combining his financial acumen and strategic business leadership. Prior to joining Conversant, Mr. Cooper was most recently Director of Strategic Finance at Kenco, Inc., a Chattanooga based third-party logistics company with over 5,000 employees. Dan spent 6 years in the Navy and began his post-military career at Arthur Andersen in Chattanooga after receiving his MBA at Tennessee Tech. Since then, he has worked for several well-known companies in the Chattanooga area including Shaw Industries, EPB, and Chattem, Inc. through its acquisition by Sanofi.
“Dan’s stellar track record of financial and operational leadership speaks for itself. We are fortunate to have him on Converant’s leadership team,” President Mark Grazman said.
In addition to his professional role, Mr. Cooper serves as a member of the board of directors for the Hope House, a local nonprofit that serves University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students.