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Andy Cooper

Andy Cooper

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Andy co-founded Unison Energy in 2012 and has an extensive background in venture management, investment banking, and capital markets. An entrepreneurially minded executive, Andy has started, grown, managed, and sold multiple companies:

  • As Founder and Co-CEO of Unison Site Management, has built and sold $1 billion+ portfolio of cellular site easements to investors such as Goldman Sachs, Global Tower Systems, and American Tower.
  • As a Founder, CFO, and EVP Business Development of Avesta Technologies, an enterprise, information, and technology management software company, purchased by Visual Networks in 2000.
  • Andy is active on multiple boards, including Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ “PSEC”).

Prior to his current ventures, Andy served as Managing Director with The Carlyle Group, focused on North American venture investments. He also spent fourteen years with Morgan Stanley & Company, his last role as a principal of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, focusing on late-stage venture investments, consolidations, and buy-outs. Andy was the lead partner and a director of CSG Systems (“CSGS”), Protection One Alarm (“ALRM”), LionBridge Technologies (“LIOX”), and Weblink Wireless (“WLNKA”), among others. Before joining the venture group at Morgan Stanley, he worked in the company’s Debt Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions divisions in New York and Tokyo. He has a B.A. from Duke University.

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