Brian CooperChief Operating Officer

  • BS, Computer Studies, University of Maryland, University College

Brian joined BrainTrust in 2016 and serves as the COO for the company. Mr. Cooper has over 23 years of diverse experience in the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. Prior joining BrainTrust, Brian worked at Praxis Engineering and served as the Director of Cyber Network Operations, Business Development and Capture.

Brian held leadership positions at Booz Allen, Hewlett Packard and Compaq focused on strategic captures and mission execution. Before moving into leadership, his career focused on software systems engineering and program management supporting a diverse customer base. Brian began his career serving as a cryptologist in the United States Navy.

Brian graduated with a B.S. in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland — University College. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) as the Executive Vice President of Central Maryland Chapter and previously served on the International Intelligence Committee, AFCEA Central Maryland Board of Directors, and is a former President of the AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter and YAC’s.

In his free time, he volunteers as the President of the Sykesville Raiders and Commissioner of the CCYFCL youth football and cheer league.

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