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Cooper Announces Executive Changes




(press release) PLEASANTON, CA – The Cooper Companies Inc. announced key management changes.

Holly Sheffield has been appointed executive vice president and chief strategy officer of The Cooper Companies, effective June 4. In this position, Sheffield will be responsible for corporate strategy, business development and global human resources, with a focus on driving long-term shareholder value. Companies will report to Albert White, president and CEO.

Sheffield joins Cooper from UBS Securities LLC, where she was global head of medical technology within the firm’s healthcare banking group. She was also co-head of the America’s Investment Bank Diversity and Inclusion Council at UBS along with involvement in several other cultural initiatives within the bank. Prior to UBS, she spent 13 years at Credit Suisse, where she was a managing director in healthcare banking in San Francisco and New York. Sheffield holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Cornell University. 

Dr. Robert Auerbach, executive vice president, chief strategy officer and chief medical officer of CooperSurgical, has been promoted to president of CooperSurgical, effective April 17, 2018. In his new role, he is responsible for CooperSurgical’s worldwide business, reporting to White. Auerbach has held a number of leadership roles since joining CooperSurgical in 2005. Prior to joining CooperSurgical, Auerbach was a member of Yale’s clinical faculty in the School of Medicine. He completed his specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale in 1988. Auerbach succeeds Paul Remmell, who has transitioned out of the company after a successful career spanning 27 years.


Commenting on the announcement, White said, “I am very pleased with Holly and Bob’s appointments to our executive management team. Holly brings extensive knowledge and experience in the medical device space, and she will serve as an integral advisor and partner to our leadership team. Bob’s extensive experience as a leader within CooperSurgical for many years, combined with his technical expertise, makes him the ideal candidate to drive CooperSurgical’s global success.”


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