Dave Cooper

Global Ambassador

Dave is a former US Navy SEAL, having spent nineteen of his twenty-five years at the prestigious Naval Special Warfare Development Group, conducting counterterrorism operations throughout Eastern Europe, East Africa, and the Middle East. Currently, he is the founder Verge, a boutique coaching and consulting company whose mission blends the profound experiences and lessons learned from the special operations arena with such diverse disciplines as complexity science, psychology, design thinking, and change management to form a unique brand of organizational health consulting and coaching. Dave earned his master’s degree at the University of Oxford and HEC Paris (CCC15). He is featured in the best-selling book The Culture Code along with some of the most innovative business leaders and researchers in the U.S and has consulted on organizational health initiatives with Fortune 100 and 500 clients, from major oil and gas companies to nimble startups and tech firms. He is married to the inimitable Ms. Sonia Cooper, the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. The couple has 3 boys, Miles, Brody, and Ronin, ages 14, 11, and 7 respectively.

As tCL’s Global Ambassador, Dave is charged with leading tCL’s outward-facing exploration to identify the intersections of tCL’s talents and the world’s needs.

To share ideas and suggestions with Dave, you can reach him at [email protected]