Steve Cooper has more than 35 years of management and service delivery experience. He has managed the successful formulation and realization of business strategies through IT in both the private and public sector and has broad experience across many lines of business including: legal, regulatory, healthcare, education, emergency preparedness and response, grants management, entertainment and hospitality. Mr. Cooper has managed efforts in excess of $100 million, directing teams of over 250 personnel. He is an experienced Portfolio-Program-Project Manager, Analyst, Solutions Architect, Release and IV&V Manager and Business Process Engineer.
Mr. Cooper joined DIGITALiBiz, Inc. (iBiz) in February 2007, as an Operations Director and Program Manager and has since been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Cooper leads iBiz Corporate Operations, Strategy, and Quality Assurance and is responsible for supporting all of iBiz's customers and growth through the formulation and implementation of superior solutions, best practices and processes. Mr. Cooper is responsible for iBiz's ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and our CMMI appraisal program.
Prior to joining iBiz, Mr. Cooper was the Vice President of Dovel Technologies Information Solutions Division. He oversaw Dovel's relationships with the FDA, SEC and HHS-OIG in addition to other agencies and partners. Mr. Cooper initiated Dovel's CMMI Appraisal efforts and was the lead and key contributor on numerous proposals and business solution development efforts.
Prior to Dovel Technologies, Mr. Cooper worked for Paradigm Solutions Corporation. He joined Paradigm in 2002 and successfully led multiple efforts to develop and deliver solutions to Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Cooper served as Program Manager for the HUD Real Estate Assessment Center – Development Coordination Group, leading a team of 10 subject matter experts providing technical Project Management Office and Change Management services. Mr. Cooper was simultaneously the Project Manager on HUD's Community Planning and Development contract servicing the maintenance of systems supporting over $2 billion in grants a year. In 2003, Mr. Cooper was promoted to Director of Operations where he oversaw the HUD contracts, supported continued growth of Paradigm's public sector business; led efforts to achieve a CMMI Maturity Level 2 assessment; and the development of the OpsPlanner Continuity of Operations solution.
Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from The University of South Carolina.