Account Manager, Gary Cooper, joins the Crispin team with a rich background in broadcasting. He spent the majority of his career working at NBC in New York, working in technical management on shows like Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, and Dateline. He’s also worked on a number of live events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the World Series, and several Super Bowls.
Throughout his career, he became familiar with Crispin’s suite of products, particularly through working with Crispin’s parent company, Sony. He says, “Being in broadcasting for so long, you learn about the major players in the industry and Crispin is one of them. I’m excited to join the team and help the company continue to grow.” In this role, Gary will work closely with fellow Account Manager, Rick Petty on US sales accounts.
Originally from Upstate New York, Gary and his wife of 40 years, Laura, met in college and now live in Austin, Texas. Gary says, “Laura has been my rock over the years and I wouldn’t be where I am without her.”
A self-proclaimed pet addict, Gary has a soft spot for rescuing animals. “We’ve had dogs throughout our entire marriage, which has been fun. Currently, we have a Corgi Aussie mix named Sydney, and a black cat that we named Sheldon Cooper, after the show, Big Bang Theory,” Gary explains.
When he’s not working, Gary enjoys playing golf and baseball, watching the Yankees, and spending time with his three adult daughters, who are his pride and joy.
He’s also trying to make more time to pursue his creative writing hobby, as he dreams of one day writing a suspense novel. “It’s hard to find the time to sit down and write, but when I can, I have some fun ideas I’d like to explore,” he says.