Executive Management

David S. Cohen

President and CEO
Member, Board of Managers

Mr. Cohen has been affiliated with Firestone Financial since 1986. He directs the management of all aspects of the business. He provides direction for the strategic initiatives of the Company, participates in the generation of new business development, serves as a member of the Credit Committee and leads the planning and policy-making functions of Firestone Financial. He is the past volunteer Chairman of American Amusement Machine Association, which is the leading trade association for manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers to the coin-operated amusement industry. On a local level, he previously has served on various non-profit community boards and presently is on the Board of the New Center for Arts and Culture.

From September 1998 until September of 2000, Mr. Cohen was President and member of the Board of UST Leasing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Trust, which provided equipment leasing services to bank and non-bank customers. During 2008 and 2009, he served on the Board of Directors and was a member of the Audit Committee of Domestic Bank, a Rhode Island based, privately held commercial bank.  Prior to joining Firestone Financial, Mr. Cohen was a Divisional Controller for XTRA, Inc., a transportation leasing company and he started his career in 1978 at Coopers & Lybrand as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Cohen received a BA in Business Administration from Rutgers University.

Scott A. Cooper

Executive Vice President, Chief Operational Officer, Board of Managers

Mr. Cooper has been affiliated with Firestone since 1989. He is responsible for the daily operations of Firestone including credit operations, asset management (collections), legal and workouts, administration, financial reporting, tax reporting, technology and treasury functions of Firestone.

Mr. Cooper serves as a member of the Credit Committee. From 2003 to 2005, he served as President of the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School. From 1998 to 2000, he was also a Vice President and Director of UST Leasing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Firestone's parent.

From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Cooper was an audit manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Cooper serves on strategic goal committees for the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School in Norwood, Mass., and on the Budget Committee for his temple. He loves the mountains, hiking, and skiing, and is an avid runner and cyclist.

Michael Smith

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Risk Officer

Mr. Smith has been affiliated with Firestone since 2008. He is responsible for Risk Management which includes Credit underwriting, loan operations, credit risk monitoring, collections and delinquency management, loan workout, inventory management, litigation, and bankruptcy. Mr. Smith serves as the Chairman of the Credit Committee. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Head of Collection Operations and General Counsel for AMGRO, Inc. a premium finance subsidiary of the Hanover Insurance Group. From 1987 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2004 he served as Director of Operations and General Counsel for Agfa Financial Services Inc., a captive equipment leasing group of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. From 1993 to 1996 he served as Operations Manager and Counsel for Bayer Financial Services, a captive equipment finance division of Bayer Corporation.

He holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from Suffolk University Law School, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from American International College and a Certificate in Executive Management from Notre Dame University. 


Vice President - Organizational Development, Talent & Recruiting

Marie McGah brings more than 17 years of HR knowledge and experience to the Firestone team. Previously, Marie was a Site HR Lead and HR Business Partner at Bristol-Myers Squibb and was Vice President, Human Resources at DN Tanks, formerly Natgun Corporation. Marie has her Masters in Training and Development from Lesley University, as well as a BS in Education from Framingham State University. Marie was an active volunteer member of the Central Massachusetts chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (CMASTD), serving as VP of Membership from 2012 to 2013. 

Marie is a lifelong New Englander, she grew up in Framingham, MA and currently residing in Wilmington, MA with her husband, David. She has a step-son who lives in the Boston area with his wife and 2 children. While not in the office, Marie enjoys time with family, golf, decorating and any and all things related to summer.

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