Bruce has been a longtime supporter and leader of our NYC chapter, and we’re honored to have him on board. His role will include leadership of our NYC Steering committee, oversight of program and content development from our NYC chapter, membership recruitment and engagement, and community engagement.

In addition to this new role, Bruce is also the managing partner at Nereus Advisors. He founded Nereus to provide financial and operational advisory services to businesses across three primary domains – financial technology, B2B transaction services and media technology. Using his experience in management, corporate governance, capital raising and strategic investing, Bruce provides insight and support to both management and investors.

Until December 2013, Bruce was the Chief Financial Officer of AppNexus, responsible for Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations and Facilities. He guided AppNexus through a rapid growth stage in its development and maturation. From 1999 to 2011, Bruce was Chief Financial Officer of International Securities Exchange. He helped start ISE, directed the IPO in 2005 and facilitated the subsequent sale of the company in 2007.

From 1997 to 1999, he was Senior Vice President at the Board of Trade of the City of New York (NYBOT). From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Cooperman was Director of Finance and Information Technology at Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts where he directed the global operations of the finance and technology divisions. From 1984 to 1993, he was a Vice President in the Finance Division of Credit Suisse. He started his career in 1981 as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Bruce has served on the board of not-for-profit and private companies and has been management liaison to Audit and Compensation Committees. He is well versed in best practices of corporate governance, risk management and compliance.

Please join us in welcoming Bruce on board!