Daily News: May 11, 2016

Tiger Group Opens Atlanta Office


New York-based Tiger Group established a new base of operations in the Southeast earlier this month by relocating Melissa Coopersmith, managing director, from New York to Atlanta’s Buckhead commercial district.

Coopersmith will focus on serving the asset-based lending community by providing formal appraisals of consumer goods, commercial and industrial assets and intellectual property. She will also facilitate asset disposition projects and capital opportunities to businesses seeking junior secured debt or equity financing.

Coopersmith has more than 15 years of experience in brand marketing, corporate strategy and sales. She joined Tiger in 2014 from BMC Group, where she was senior vice president, Business Development, since 2010. In that role, she worked extensively with companies in the restructuring industry.

“Our existing business already includes a number of clients in Buckhead and around the region,” Coopersmith said. “With this move, we will be able to strengthen our relationships with our existing banking and business clients as we continue to grow our market share across the Southeast region.”

“This is a high-touch, relationship-driven business,” said COO Michael McGrail. “Establishing a physical presence in this market shows Tiger’s commitment to the Southeast and our belief in its extraordinary growth potential.”

During the past 12 months, Tiger also established an office in Chicago and relocated its New York and Boston offices to larger quarters. The firm has other domestic offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and international offices in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, Australia.