J.W. Pepper Announces Addition of Chief Innovation Officer

Serial technology entrepreneur, Bob Cooper, to join 143-year-old sheet music retailer

Exton, PA – J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc., the world’s largest retailer of sheet music, has announced that Bob Cooper has joined their executive team as Chief Innovation Officer. 

In this newly created role, Cooper will help the 143-year-old company add additional value to its large and diverse client base in the K-12 education market by leveraging new technology, processes, and partnerships. Cooper is a serial entrepreneur, having launched and co-founded several high profile service and technology companies over the past 25 years. 

“We have come a long way over the past 143 years and with this newly created role, Bob will help us stay ahead of the curve in the future,” said Glenn Burtch, President and CEO of J.W. Pepper.  “In addition, Bob is passionate about both music and education which fits perfectly with our mission here at Pepper.”

Over his career, Cooper has consistently been at the forefront of technology. In 1991 he founded the country’s first interactive agency, Frontier Media Group, Inc. which served Fortune 500 clients. He also founded the country’s first service design consultancy, Frontier Service Design, Inc., in 2008. Over the years, Cooper has also served as a turnaround specialist, a venture fundraiser, executive coach and co-founder of two technology platform companies in the consumer electronics and home automation industries. 

About J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.

Founded in 1876, J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is the world’s largest retailer of sheet music to the K-12 education market. Headquartered outside Philadelphia, PA the privately held company employs over 300 people in 12 locations around the country. J.W. Pepper curates over one million products from leading sheet music publishers and ships over 3,000 orders per day to schools, churches, colleges and individuals across the country from their state-of-the-art distribution centers in Atlanta, GA and Salt Lake City, UT. For more information please visit JWPepper.com.

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