Damon Cooper Biography
Damon began his career in Financial Services with Lloyds Bank in 1988 and has worked in both Advisory and Broker Consultant roles for Lloyds TSB, Halifax, Skerritt Consultants and Standard Life Bank.
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I squandered.
– George Best
After 18 months as the Operations Director for an offshore fund management company, Damon joined Pembroke Financial Services in June 2012 as the Practice Manager, responsible for ensuring that the business continues to run in an efficient and compliant way. Damon is the Company’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer and ably assists Keith Bonner, Pembroke’s Compliance Oversight.
Damon says “A typical day for me includes compliance, HR, company finances, and everything else that is required to keep a modern office running smoothly. I can be file checking in the morning, rectifying telephony problems at lunchtime, and helping design and publish new company literature in the afternoon. It is this daily variety that keeps me continuously engaged and on my toes. Also, my previous roles have given me a good knowledge of the Mortgage market, which means I can assist Jill Rickson, our Principal Mortgage Adviser, if required.”
He holds the Full Financial Planning Certificate and the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice.
Away from the office Damon is the Founder and Chief Instructor of a karate club, holding the rank of 4th Dan Black Belt which keeps him very active, especially after sitting at a desk all day! In his spare time he plays golf and enjoys varied DIY projects, but says “nothing beats a long muddy walk in the country with my wife and our two Basset Hounds.”
- 2012 to present: Pembroke Financial Services
- 2010 to 2012: Operations Director – Managing Partners Capital Ltd
- 2003 to 2009: Senior Account Manager – Standard Life Bank
- 2002 to 2003: Independent Mortgage Adviser – Skerritt Consultants Ltd
- 2001 to 2002: Financial Adviser – Halifax Plc
- 1988 to 2001: Financial Adviser, Business Banking Manager, Various Roles – Lloyds TSB Plc