Cooper Machinery Services has hired John O’Brien as its chief financial officer. John has 20 years of corporate finance experience, including investment banking, merchant banking and corporate development, and has primarily served the energy industry in these previous capacities.
Prior to joining Cooper, John was Managing Director at Pelican Energy Partners for a 9-year term. Prior to Pelican, he spent ten years in investment banking working with both the GulfStar Group and Morgan Keegan. In these roles, John focused on providing merger, acquisition, private placement, and other general advisory services to middle market clients, most of which served the energy industry. Over this time, John completed over 60 transactions with an aggregate transaction value over $5.0 billion. Prior to his career in investment banking, John was a business development analyst with J.B. Poindexter & Co., focusing on supporting all corporate development activities including acquisitions, divestitures, capital structuring and financial management.
John recently served on the Board of Directors of Q2 Artificial Lift, SWM, Enhanced Energetics and Air Relief, as well as the Houston Chapter of the Young Professionals in Energy. John facilitated the sale of Downhole Technology to Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment, the sale of Multilift Welltec to Forum Energy Technologies, the sale of Flowco Production Solutions to Global Energy Capital and the sale of Global Heat Transfer, where he was Chairman of the Board, to Forum Energy Technologies.
John earned an MBA from Texas A&M University, and a BBA in Finance from Northeastern University.