Successful banks see challenges and transform themselves; make bold, informed decisions; and have a relentless focus on execution and creating new business models that positively impact stakeholders.

David Cooperman

Managing Director, Corporate, Commercial and SME Banking (CCSB) Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP

Banker and strategic global advisor. Experienced in trade finance and working capital finance. Husband and proud father. Often found at airports waiting for flights.

David is a managing director in the EY Financial Services Organization. He leads trade finance and working capital finance engagements in North America, as well as the EY Trade Automation Platform solution.

David has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, primarily in transaction banking, including developing new strategies/products, improving business results, implementing technology innovation and leading large-scale global transformation programs. He has held global executive roles in trade finance at large banks, as well as consulting firms advising the sector. He has served as a director of bank subsidiaries focused on trade and was a Founder/Director of the Trade Information Network, an industry consortium designed to improve SME access to funding.

David holds a BS in Finance from Boston University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

How David is building a better working world

David advises bank leaders on overcoming complexity and status quo to reimagine, transform and grow their global trade businesses in ways that drive value and make a difference to the global economy. He also helps leaders develop new business models that allow them to make bold, informed decisions and positively impact stakeholders.

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