Aaron Copeland, Senior Vice President
Aaron is a Senior Vice President of The Cosine Group, and was formerly a Vice President at Victory Park Securities. Previously he conducted independent valuation opinions and worked at Mirus Capital Advisors where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and other financial advisory services across various information technology and consumer sectors. Prior to earning his MBA, Aaron gained capital markets experience as an Associate Vice President in the Royal Bank of Canada’s Wealth Management division. He received an MBA from Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management concentrating in Corporate Finance and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Middlebury College.
Matthew Cusick, Managing Director
Matt is a Managing Director of The Cosine Group, a division of Armory Securities, and was formerly a Managing Director and Co-Founder at Victory Park Securities. Matt brings over 14 years of experience advising companies in strategic alternatives. Matt joined Victory Park Securities in 2010 from Revolution Partners, an investment banking division of Morgan Keegan (now part of Raymond James). Matt has advised on dozens of transactions including buy-side acquisitions, strategic sales, financings, divestitures and joint ventures for public and private companies, both domestically and internationally. In his career, Matt has consummated deals with a wide range of strategic and financial buyers . He was formerly an investment banking analyst in Robertson Stephens’ New York office focused on software and services companies. Matt graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in Finance.
James Duplessie, Senior Principal
James has over 25 years of experience identifying, evaluating and executing on distressed investment opportunities in the middle market. James began his investing career with O’Connor & Associates and later co-founded Epic Asset Management to focus on investing in middle market distressed companies. Epic was acquired in 2008 by Citigroup, where James served as Head of Distressed Debt Strategies. Most recently, James led the Distressed Debt Team for Napier Park Global Capital, the entity formed when Citigroup spun out its hedge fund group in 2010. James earned a B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University, a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Tulane University.