We at the Quality of Life Project are passionate about the quality of life study, however we do not see ourselves as experts or having all the answers. Like all of you, we are curious about the subject and are learning and exploring on an ongoing basis.
Kit Cooper, Founder, Executive Director
Kit Cooper is the executive director of the Quality of Life Project and is responsible for the content and growth strategy of the foundation. The organization’s mission is to help people live more enjoyable, purposeful and contented lives.
Kit is also the founder and CEO of Granada Corporation, a leading provider of outsourced customer support to companies serving the Hispanic market. Kit has been doing business internationally since 1999 when he co-founded Hispanic Teleservices Corporation (HTC), a customer service outsourcing company with operations based in Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico. HTC was one of the first customer service outsourcing companies in the world to capitalize on offshore markets, and the first to target the U.S. Hispanic market through operations based in Latin America. The company employed over 1,500 employees at the time of its sale to The Carlyle Group in 2005 and over 3,000 employees at the time of its sale to Teleperformance Group in 2007. Kit received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005 in recognition of his company’s achievements. While at HTC, Kit served as president and co-chairman and managed the company’s sales division, helping the company acquire Fortune 500 clients in the cable, technology and financial services industries.
Kit has spoken at numerous industry conferences as well as entrepreneurship events and MBA programs around the country. Kit received his BA in History from UCLA and his MBA from Georgetown University.
His greatest passion is his family and he spends as much time as possible with his wife Misha and his kids Levi, Gemma and Gus.