Changes Coming to Firestone Leadership


Firestone Financial has announced that EVP and COO Michael Cooper, a company vet of nearly 30 years, will step down in May of 2019 with Senior Vice President, Portfolio Risk Management Michael Smith to assume Cooper’s role effective March 1. Cooper will remain on board as “COO, In Residence,” during the transition.

“I am honored to have had this opportunity to serve Firestone for the last 30 years,” said Cooper. “My greatest pride in my time here has been working with employees and customers. I’ve worked over the years to grow the business and to foster a company culture focused on community service. My greatest satisfaction is knowing I’ve helped build a company where the customer’s success is our success.”

“Scott and I have worked together to build Firestone for the last 30 years,” remarked CEO David Cohen. “In this time, we’ve seen loan volume grow by nine times and employee head count has more than doubled. This is due in no small part to Scott’s vision and leadership.”

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