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LISETTE COOPER, PHD

FOUNDER AND CEO, ATHENA CAPITAL

Lisette Cooper founded Athena Capital in 1993, and serves as CEO, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner. Athena has $6.7 billion in assets under management and serves family office clients with between $25 million to $500 million in assets. Athena is a pioneer in impact investing, with over $600 million in client assets invested, spanning all major asset classes and values-based strategies.

Prior to founding Athena, Dr. Cooper served as Manager of Consulting Services for MSCI Barra, and was a Senior Strategist at Merrill Lynch. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Founding Member of the Chairman’s Council of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, an Alumni Council Member at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the Board of Garrison Institute, and Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. She has a BA from Wesleyan, and a PhD from Harvard University.