Meet Coco Schoeller, the newest member of the M&A Advisory Team. Based in New York City, Coco will focus on business development, offering insurance, employee benefits, human capital due diligence services, and transactional products solutions such as Reps & Warranties and Tax.
Q&A with Coco:
Share your career path before coming to ABD.
My career right out of Brown started as a member of the US Rowing National Team where I competed in World Championship regattas, won the Head of the Charles in Boston, and became a Henley Royal Regatta Champion. As an Olympic Training Center athlete, rowing was my full-time job and I traveled the world for competitions.
After I “retired” from rowing competitively I worked in business development for a technology company, and that is how I found ABD!
Insurance? Really? Why?
Insurance interests me because it is such a complex product, and because it is such an integral part of our economy. The products we provide at ABD protect businesses from unforeseen risk and our M&A Transaction Risk products allow funds to make competitive investments faster, with a greater level of protection. No two transactions are the same, and I look forward to working with the ABD team to provide bespoke solutions to all of our clients.
What attracted you to ABD?
The people! When I first met Matt Somma, VP of M&A Transaction Risk, I knew I wanted to work with him. He is a true A-player and expert in his field, and it blew me away. Once I came out to meet the team in California, I realized that ABD is entirely A-players and I felt right at home. While I was on the National team, I was surrounded by people who were the best at what they did and did everything with intention. As soon as I walked into ABD, I felt the same energy and was sold.
What excites you about 2020?
2020 is off to a spectacular start at ABD and I am excited to build on that momentum in New York! I am also looking forward to cheering my teammates on as they go for Olympic gold in Tokyo this summer.
If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or to the future? Why?
I would turn the clock back and go to as many concerts as I could. My first stop would be a Beatles concert, then I would jump around to Queen, the Spice Girls, early Britney Spears, Blondie, ABBA, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, you name it!