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Eddie L. Pitt

Kimberly Cooper-Pitt

Kimberly Cooper-Pitt

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Kimberly Cooper-Pitt

Kimberly Cooper-Pitt

Kimberly Cooper-Pitt

Chief Financial Officer kcooper@cooperprofessionals.com

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Tammy Johnson

Kimberly Cooper-Pitt

Tammy Johnson

Executive Management

 

Eddie Pitt-President/CEO

A native of Princeville, NC, Pitt’s 30-year career spans everything from selling cemetery plots to managing national sales teams to executive-level positions with companies like Cornerstone and

Service Corp. International. When not working how to make things work better at Cooper, Eddie enjoys road trips with wife Kim, spending time with family in NC, or fishing on his boat on one of the inland lakes near his home in suburban Chicago.

Kim Cooper-Pitt/CFO

Kim has a law degree which protects and keeps the company out of trouble and is also currently practicing in the Loop, downtown Chicago.

Bryce D. Word- Vice-President/Marketing & Sales

A native of Indiana, I was exposed to the funeral industry at an early age. “My father was a United Methodist pastor in 3 communities during his tenure in ministry and in all 3 areas the funeral directors had exemplary relations with him and our congregations.  In some cases, they served as role models when I was young.”  During the summer months I was able to serve as an Assistant Funeral Director at W. A. Gaines Funeral Home in Evansville, Indiana while in college.  Though I went into other fields, the funeral industry and experiences has stayed with me and I've admired the business from afar until being offered a position at Cooper Professionals.  “The industry has expanded and changed since my time as an assistant.  I hope to assist Cooper’s as it brings new thought, innovation and a rejuvenation to funeral service in the 21st century.” 

Tammy Johnson VP Funeral Service Division

A resident of Aurora, IL. Johnson has spent over 20 years as a licensed funeral director and embalmer working for established funeral homes in both Chicago and Aurora. Her active life also includes raising three children and working as a registered nurse.

Cooper Professionals, LLC/About Us

History

The vision for cooper Professionals, LLC comes from President/CEO Eddie Pitt, who brings over 30 years of experience gained from working on the executive level with some of the death-care industry’s leading companies. In 2006, Eddie and trusted business partner/wife Kim Cooper-Pitt (CFO) started Cooper Professionals with the belief they could provide independent funeral homes and service providers reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions that could cover all aspects-of-operations. Building from a commitment to integrity and personalized service, Cooper now has hundreds of funeral businesses from around the country in their client base, as well as strong relationships with suppliers & vendors across all sectors of the death-care industry.

                                                                                         “Just Call Cooper”

Today, Cooper Professionals has grown into a team of executives and associates (see below) who- together with partnered-firms- offer every possible need that independent funeral homes/service providers face in operations or business development. 

Our Product Review page has our most popular offering, but our full range includes:

Products- memorials, caskets, cremation products, vehicles & vehicle accessories (nameplates).

Services- insurance assignment, pre-need/at-need solutions, marketing, training, business financing.

Cooper also offers non-funeral related services such as deregulated energy and travel/leisure. The aim of service to our clients is embodied in our company slogan- for all your funeral business needs: 

                                                                                         “Just Call Cooper”.

Cooper Professional Funeral Service

Since 2015, the funeral services division of the company has provided funeral, burial and related services to families living in the Aurora, Oswego and western Chicago suburban communities. Together with Pitt, the division is run by Vice-President/Funeral Services Tamara Johnson, an Aurora resident who is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with over 20 years of experience.

Cooper Professionals Funeral Service specializes in providing families in need of funeral services affordable, quality options, along with a “celebration-of-life” approach that promotes an atmosphere of caring and fellowship. Financial services such as pre-need insurance and at-need credit are also available to families.

National Support Partners

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Erica Holmes

Bryson Caldwell

Bryson Caldwell

Regional Director Insurance Marketing (Central America)

eholmes@cooperprofessionals.com 

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Bryson Caldwell

Bryson Caldwell

Bryson Caldwell

 Regional Director Insurance Marketing  (Eastern America)

bcaldwell@cooperprofessionals.com 

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Monica Torres

Bryson Caldwell

Monica Torres

 Sr. Account Executive ESCO

monica@nxtgenmortuarysupport.com

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Carolea Radke

Ronald Grayson

Ronald Grayson

 Sr. Account Executive 

Commander Merchant Service

 carolea@selectmerchantsolutions.com 

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Ronald Grayson

Ronald Grayson

Ronald Grayson

 Chairman Commander Initiative

Advisory Board

rgrayson@cooperprofessionals.com

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Bryce D. Word

Ronald Grayson

Bryce D. Word

Commander VP Sales & Marketing 

bword@cooperprofessionals.com 

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