WPM Executive Team
David J. Jeffries, II
» Managing Partner
David is the founder of the WPM Group and previously served as the head of Paramount Financial. After a decade in the financial business, he led the executive team, which negotiated and finalized the sale of Paramount to Farmers & Merchants Bank of Virginia. During his tenure with Paramount, he specialized in fixed-income assets and developed partnerships with top financial institutions, including Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co.(NYSE: JPM), and First Tennessee/First Horizon (NYSE: FHN).
Over the past decade, David has worked with notable industry leaders such as Remington®, General Motors (NYSE: GM), Virginia Tourism, and Mossy Oak® to develop and direct the company. He has also assembled a WPM Advisory board that contains some of the most accomplished executives in their respective industries. Along with his other duties, David is actively involved in the creative process as a contributing photographer and vidographer for Getty™ Images. He is also a FAA Certified UAS (drone) pilot.
Todd E. Coppernoll
Todd began his professional career in the newspaper industry, working for both Lee Enterprises and The Small Newspaper Group. During his ten years in the industry, Todd’s responsibilities included sales, marketing, recruitment and training. While serving as a District Sales Manager in three markets, Todd won numerous awards while learning the finer points of database marketing. Seeing the dawn of the Internet age, Todd chose to leave the newspaper business in 1999, when he became a Marketing Consultant with Select Publishing™, in Madison, WI. During his time with Select™, Todd sold, created and serviced lead generation and market research campaigns in five different industries: Computer Resellers, Small Office/Home Office, Lawn and Garden, Farm, and Outdoor Sports. Todd’s clients included, eBay®, JCPenney® (NYSE: JCP), The US Postal Service, Remington Arms®, Bowtech™, Sturm Ruger™(NYSE: RGR), Motorola® (NYSE:MSI), Nestle® (OTC:NSRGY), Tech Data, Frontier Airlines™, Crimson Trace™, Gunbroker.com®, Rhino Linings™, Primos™, True Value Hardware®, Doitbest Hardware®, Mossy Oak® Snack Foods, Mossy Oak® Properties, and Newfoundland Labrador Tourism.
Howard H. Lewis
Howard’s experience in the all facets of technology, software, and service companies spans more than 40 years. As an executive in Software Development and Management at IBM (NYSE: IBM), he led the advanced design, planning, development and strategy for a number of the most successful operating system, data base, networking, systems management and application development products. Mr. Lewis also has held senior executive positions at SEER Technologies, NxView Technologies, Leapfrog XML, EPIC International, 2Thumbs Entertainment, WebSportsman, The WPM Group, LLC, Discovery Machine, Inc. and SlickEdit Inc.
He recently has served as an advisor or a board member for the Eclipse Foundation, Nevalon Technologies, The WPM Group, Discovery Machine, and 2Thumbs Entertainment. Mr. Lewis has received numerous leadership awards for achievements that range from technological innovations to business strategy deployment.