Class year: CEE B.S. '97, M.Eng. '00
Job title: Senior Director, Business Technology PMO
Company/organization: Syneos Health
As a Senior Director with Syneos Health, Cooperman heads-up the technology project management side for the Clinical, Commercial, and M&A portfolios. He is responsible for leading portfolio management and delivery of digital business initiatives to drive Syneos Health’s end-to-end biopharmaceutical capabilities.
Most memorable CEE experience: “Remembering back to my time as a CEE student, it is the rich experiences gained by partnering with peers and faculty that stand out the most. There were so many opportunities to pull together new insights from different members of the CEE community to solve problems. Integrating input from a diverse set of viewpoints to create innovative solutions has been a theme that I have carried with me throughout my career. As an M.Eng. project sponsor this semester, I was excited to see that this was still a key part of the CEE experience. I was even more impressed by how well the students were able to maintain that sense of community and innovation, even when classes had to be completed remotely.”
Advice for entering the workforce: “For this year’s graduates, my advice is to be flexible and resilient. It is a challenging time for many organizations, as they adapt to unexpected changes in their business environment. However, as CEE graduates, you are uniquely prepared to not only meet these challenges, but also to look beyond them to identify new opportunities. Don’t be afraid to pursue those opportunities, even if they lead you down a path that is a bit different than you thought it would be.”