Ed Tepper COO & CFO

Ed Tepper

Ed is an accomplished, hands-on operations and financial management executive. He has over 30 years of leadership experience, developing and leading top performing teams across multiple industries. Most of his career has been devoted to growing entrepreneurial and mid-market businesses. He was instrumental in the restructuring and restoration of profitability for two domestic and global manufacturing and distribution businesses. At CoPeace, Ed has established a proven set of operating processes and a focused approach to problem solving. He conceptualized the framework for CoPeace’s VIBE (Valuation of Impact Brand Equity), a proprietary tool designed to place a relative-value score on an athlete’s positive impact on society. The VIBETM tool is part of CoPeace Sport, a wholly-owned subsidiary designed to leverage sport’s unique ability to do good.

What’s your ikigai?  "To bring my professional and personal values into alignment by taking positive actions that translate into the healthy pursuit of profits with purpose."

Ed co-founded an advanced digital media services company serving an elite clientele, including HBO, Showtime, A&E, and academy-award-winning filmmakers. He also was co-founder and CFO of an Emmy-winning team recognized for bringing revolutionary enhancements to live sports broadcasts, including American football’s yellow first-down line and baseball’s pitch zone. Previously, he was COO of Sterling Ventures, an investment arm of a prominent New York real estate firm that also owned the New York Mets baseball team (2002-2020). Early in his career he was an economist for Merrill Lynch and The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ed earned his M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and holds a B.A. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis where he was a 3-year letterman on the men’s tennis team. Ed has served as a judge for the Penn-Wharton Startup Challenge since 2004. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Tepper Family Foundation and Chester-Mendham Little League. Ed is a proud father of three, a youth baseball and soccer coach, and resides in the New York metro area.

What is your personal motto?  "Doing the right thing doesn’t have to be hard, it just has to be. Take the right actions and don’t plan the results, the results will take care of themselves."