Zach Coopersmith is a Managing Partner of Building Industry Partners, the leading private growth equity investment firm focused on the U.S. building industry. BIP principals have founded and/or sponsored a number of the building products distribution industry’s fastest-growing businesses, including: US LBM Holdings, Kodiak Building Partners, Homewood Holdings and U.S. Fence Solutions Company. Prior to joining BIP, Zach co-founded Leading Ridge Capital Partners, which sponsored a highly successful national buy & build growth strategy at Rugby Architectural Building Products, a leading national $300+ million sales architectural-grade building products one-step distributor. Zach received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Zach was named one of New York City’s Top 20 philanthropists Under 40 byObserver magazine and was featured on Bloomberg TV’s series on business leadership and philanthropy titled Good Fortunes.