Cooper CPA Group, PC

1703 West
12th Street
Houston, TX 77008

d.  (713) 243-8590

m. (281) 261-2411


Houston II

Gary Cooper


Gary established his full-service accounting and consulting firm in Houston, Texas in 2004 that serves individuals, entrepreneurs, and mid-market companies in a broad range of industries. Prior to relocating to Houston, Texas, he built and operated a successful, multi-million-dollar accounting practice in Dallas, Texas, from 1989 to 2004. With more than 35 years of public accounting experience, Gary’s expertise includes tax planning and compliance, financial reporting, business valuations, a full range of services geared for mergers and acquisitions, and litigation support. 


Gary’s career also includes working for KPMG and holding positions in publicly traded companies as chief accounting officer, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and corporate treasurer. 


Gary attended Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee and received a BBA in Accounting. He earned his CPA designation in 1979 and is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA); Certified Merger and Acquisition Professional (CMAP); and Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr.FA).

Gary is not only a seasoned entrepreneur, but a visionary who has created eight patents, two of which were prototyped, manufactured and distributed to the MLB and the NHL. In 2019, he brought his expertise to Exit Advisors, a mid-market investment banking firm, where he serves as a managing partner. Gary has also been an active member in Entrepreneurs’ Organization for six years where he has held board seats for membership, finance and the mentorship program. Gary became the 2020 Heights Champion of Lemonade Day-Houston, where he and his team at Cooper CPA Group taught kids at Harvard Elementary how to become an entrepreneur by building a lemonade stand. Gary also built a Houston Heights networking event called the Band Jam that has been running for eight years.

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