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Gary Cooper - Cooper CPA Group PC. Houston, Texas Area, TX, US

Gary Cooper

President and CEO | Cooper CPA Group PC

Houston, Texas Area, TX, UNITED STATES

B2B: Secrets to Financial Success From The Rock and Roll CPA



Dressed in a full suit and tie, business executive and entrepreneur Gary N. Cooper doesn’t much look like a rock star. However, as soon as he settles in behind his seven-piece drum set, it’s apparent Gary is in his element.

Operating a successful Houston-based CPA practice by day, Gary’s love of music is so strong that he built a music studio at his Houston office equipped with conga drums, bass guitar, a tambourine, cow bell and other instruments. The walls are covered in memorabilia from the likes of the Beatles, The Who, Neil Young and Janis Joplin.

Once a month, Gary’s rock star altar ego takes over when he is joined by other Houston executives to “jam out.” At the monthly Forward Results jam session, the studio fills to capacity with like-minded professionals who bring along their own personal instruments including a saxophone, keyboard, harmonica and guitars.

Accompanied by singers who want to join in the fun, the group of baby boomers belt out top hits from the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and others.

With the charisma and energy of a rock star, Gary N. Cooper, president and CEO of Cooper CPA Group, PC, is not your typical CPA.

Gary established his full-service accounting and consulting firm in 2004 and serves individuals and mid-market companies in a broad range of industries including medical, retail, commercial, hospitality and manufacturing. Prior to relocating to Houston, he built and operated a successful, multi-million-dollar accounting practice in Dallas from 1989 to 2002.

With more than 35 years in public accounting, Gary’s expertise includes tax compliance, litigation support and business acquisitions including price, asset allocation, working capital analysis and tax ramifications. His SEC reporting experience includes initial public registrations, debt and equity filings, and compliance filings.

Gary is available to speak on a number of topics including:
Forensic Accounting: Detective and Prevention Techniques
Three Financial Pitfalls Entrepreneurs Should Avoid
How Selecting the Right Entity Structure Can Save You Money
What To Expect During An IRS Audit
How To Cut Taxes Now While Saving For Retirement

Industry Expertise (3)

Financial Services

Corporate Leadership


Areas of Expertise (3)

Forensic Accounting

Small Business

Financial Reporting

Accomplishments (3)

Inventor/Patent Holder (professional)


"Rookie Company Finds Success in the Major (and Minor) Leagues" I hold several patents for sports product souvenirs including the Chatterbat baseball souvenir which was successfully distributed to Major League Baseball. During the 2005/2006 season, Chatterbats were featured at Minute Maid Park, Ameriquest Field and at Dodger Stadium during the 2006 playoff. The AAA team, Frisco RoughRiders also used the bats with success.

Inventor (professional)


Well versed in inventing, marketing and patenting products. I hold patents for the following sports promotional products - Chatterbat, Chatterball Football, Basketball, Soccer Ball and Hockey Stick. I have also invented the NASCAR Flask, Football Tray Plate, Baseball Tray Plate.

Course Instructor (professional)


Instructor for The Center for Professional Education INC - taught classes in SEC reporting, compilation and review and GAAP update

Education (1)

Middle Tennessee State University: Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Management 1978

Passed the Texas State Board CPA examination - October 1979

Affiliations (1)

  • Forward Results

Event Appearances (4)

Inventing and Marketing the Chatterbat

Houston Inventors Association  Houston, Texas


Succession Planning

Houston CPA Society  Houston, Texas


SEC Reporting

The Center for Professional Education INC  Dallas, Texas


Compilation and Review

The Center for Professional Education INC  Dallas, Texas




  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


*Will consider certain engagements for no fee