coop & spree is the brainchild of founder and CEO Brooke S. Richman, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Brooke then worked at Citigroup as a Credit Sector Specialist, covering high grade & high yield retail companies before leaving Citi to work as a buyer in the retail department for Theory & Helmut Lang. Knowing she wanted to open her own retail venture, Brooke wrote her business plan at Columbia Business School, where she obtained her MBA in 2013 and graduated with Dean's List Honors. coop & spree is named after Brooke's childhood golden retrievers, cooper & sprewell. Brooke's passions and hobbies include the NBA, the NHL, American History, Concerts, Running, and spending time with her pups and Niece .