William D. Cooper, Jr. (Doug)

Chief Operating Officer & VP of Contracts, Compliance, and Ethics

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Doug became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for P E Systems in October 2019.  As COO, he is responsible for overseeing and guiding the day-to-day operations of the company. His wealth of experience allows him to effectively coordinate and communicate across all disciplines that make up the business organization.  He leads by example and is transparent in his efforts to best support the PES family of employees and clients.  His can-do attitude and no-nonsense approach to overcoming challenges is at the core of what PES strives to accomplish every day.

Doug initially joined P E Systems to provide his leadership to the company’s contracts, compliance, and ethics efforts. As the leader of the company’s contracts organization, he continually improved the organization by establishing best practices with regards to contract administration as well as advising and supporting the company’s growth and capture strategy. As the company’s Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, he has been responsible for maintaining a clear and concise code of ethics and assuring its compliance by all employees as well as supporting subcontractors and consultants. He also oversees the monitoring and auditing of the company’s contractual obligations and adherence to government regulations.

Doug possesses over 28 years of business experience. Prior to joining P E Systems, he served Engility Corporation overseeing its International portfolio of efforts, many of which were performed in support of DoD or DoS initiatives but also consisted of direct commercial sales to foreign customers. His global mindset comes as a result of extensive travel and on-the-ground experience with customers worldwide, in both austere and non-austere environments, providing unique cultural awareness in combination with contractual expertise.  He has been honored to have the unique opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with the fine men and women of our U.S. military and international development community.

Doug earned his MBA from George Mason University with a concentration in Global Business. He is a long standing member of the National Contract Management Association possessing its top certification of Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).  He lives in Fairfax, VA with his wife, stepson, daughter, and two dogs.  Doug enjoys spending time with his family and fishing at the beach.  He is a big Washington Capitals fan.