Category: Distributor
Top executive: Phil Yawman, president
Headquarters: New York Mills, New York
Founded: 1945
Employees: 26
Benefits/unique perks: Flexible scheduling and remote work option; profit-sharing, bonus program and tuition reimbursement; one day PTO to participate in community service for Cooley Cares Program; opportunity for employee ownership
What employees say: “I have uncapped earning potential, flexibility to achieve work-life balance and the company continues to invest in systems and platforms to further strengthen our abilities to deliver great client experiences. The company has a great reputation in the market and I have control of my own success here.”



What Cooley Group President Phil Yawman says: "It’s a very high honor to be recognized as one of PPB's Greatest Companies to Work For.  Every day I am very grateful for our colleagues at Cooley Group—for how they support our clients and, just as importantly, each other.  Over the past year we have continued to embrace a hybrid office/at-home work environment to provide each of our colleagues with a great work-life balance. We recently paid an extra cash bonus to all colleagues and also made a supplemental contribution to our 401K plan beyond the existing company match. We have also re-instituted our Cooley Cares community initiative that extends one extra day of PTO to support individual colleague volunteering activities in addition to our team participation in the United Way Day of Caring. I am extremely proud of our team. Despite the challenges we have all faced in the past two years, the team’s shared commitment to embracing change as a pathway to continuous learning and further delivering a differentiated client experience has never wavered. The reward for that is a great place to work, growth in our client base and the opportunity to give back to the communities that we live and work in."