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Coleman is... First with Knowledge™

 

The world's leading investment firms, consultancies and corporations depend on Coleman to access first-hand perspectives from hard-to-reach, specialized experts. We deliver insights you need to make decisions that create value...and a competitive advantage.

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Work with some of the world's leading mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, and management consultancies. Our clients value first-hand perspectives from industry experts and thought leaders like you.

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Our dynamic network is custom built, project by project, resulting in the highest quality of experts in the industry. By continuously recruiting new experts into our network, we arm our clients with the most current knowledge across all industries, job functions and company types.

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As the knowledge leader in a competitive field – we are as trusted as the experts in our network. Join our team and become a member of a vibrant and growing culture across the globe.

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People Want to Speak with Me

“At first, I wasn't sure I was an expert..."

People Want to Speak with Me

“At first, I wasn't sure I was an expert. However, I have now completed three consultations in last four months and have enjoyed sharing my insight on the latest trends and issues in the manufacturing world. I'm looking forward to more.” – Director of Systems Engineering, Geneva, Switzerland

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Coleman Conferences Calendar

Coleman gives clients access to top experts...

Coleman Conferences Calendar

We have compiled a list of industry conferences that our experts are attending. These experts will be on hand for in-person meetings or for one-on-one calls during or after the event. You can use our experts to gain additional insights into industry news and topics.

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Unprecedented Access to Expertise for Hedge Funds

“There’s no way I could understand the industry as well as those who have worked in it for years and years. Being connected to those people who can answer specific...

Challenge: The Need for Expert Knowledge

James is an investment analyst for a NYC-based hedge fund that manages over $3 billion in assets. In this capacity, he is responsible for identifying opportunities to create value for investors, as well as conducting much of the due diligence and research. Because the firm holds stocks longer than other hedge funds, James spends considerable time researching his sector prior to making each investment decision.

The depth of market information James requires had been getting harder to uncover online or through sell-side research. In order to make informed investment decisions, he needed a fast and reliable source of information about industries and companies that are not well covered in secondary market research.

In his pursuit to uncover unique and timely information, James decided to partner with Coleman Research.

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We're Experts Too

Over the past decade, we’ve done searches on almost everything...

We're Experts Too

Over the past decade, we’ve done searches on almost everything under the sun. So, we’re experts at finding experts. When you give us a project,chances are we’ve done a search on a similar topic. By leveraging our experience, you get better results, faster.

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Expand Your Network and Perspective

Francis is a former executive at two major industrials companies in Europe...

Experts Can Build Their Own Network with Coleman

Francis is a former executive at two major industrials companies in Europe. He regularly does calls with firms around the world providing insight on various projects. Through these experiences, not only has he increased his income, he has also enjoyed sharing his knowledge and building his professional network.

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Reputation is Everything

Richard is a current expert in Coleman's network. Since joining, he is pleased to see...

Reputation is Everything

Richard is a current expert in Coleman's network. Since joining, he is pleased to see that Coleman always assures their experts are appropriately prepared before they begin to take calls. Experts complete training annually and are vetted rigorously before they are matched to a client project. This not only helps Coleman maintain its reputation for quality but also the reputation of the expert.

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Industry's Largest Hand-selected Network

A lot of people ask us, “How big is your network...”

Industry's Largest Hand-selected Network

We are constantly searching for expertise, both within our network and beyond. A lot of people ask us, “How big is your network?”, when they should be asking, “How do you find the right expert?”.

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Relevant Expertise & High Quality Service for Consulting Firms

“We needed an expert network that was willing to work harder to improve relevance for our consultants. Too often, we were sent experts that were not great matches…and couldn’t answer...

Challenge: The Need for a Research Partner

Frank is a Lead Consultant for a global consulting firm. In this capacity he is responsible for managing teams of consultants who work on a variety of projects across EMEA. As a project lead he is responsible for outlining and budgeting the research spend his projects will require.

Frank gives his project teams access to several expert networks. He recently decided to survey his consulting teams to understand how they were using their research resources. That’s when he found that some expert networks were not meeting the unique research needs of his teams.

On average, Frank’s project teams were conducting 53 expert consultations each quarter across several expert networks. However, there were significant disparities between the quality and relevance of expertise offered by each expert network. That’s when Frank decided to find an expert network that promised higher relevance of expertise and quality of service.

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What our Experts are Saying

“Working with Coleman as an Expert couldn’t be simpler..."

What our Experts are Saying

Working with Coleman couldn’t be simpler. Consultations are scheduled at my convenience and, after the call is made, I submit an invoice and am immediately paid. They’ve also made donations to The United Way on my behalf.” – CEO, Entertainment Industry, NYC

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Kick the Tires on Your Investment Idea

Instead of spending hours sifting through research reports, or exhausting your own personal rolodex...

Kick the Tires on Your Investment Idea

Instead of spending hours sifting through research reports, or exhausting your own personal rolodex, Coleman can immediately connect you to first-hand industry expertise. Whether you need to quickly get up to speed on a new subject, or test specific theories, we help you get opinions from people who have been in the field and on the ground.

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Tailored Services for Corporations

“Within our internal network we have a certain level of coverage on key topics, but on our short timeframes, and increasing project loads, our internal network isn't enough. Coleman provides...

Challenge: The Need for Timesaving Fulfillment Services

Sarah is a scientific research analyst at a major U.S. corporation. She oversees a multi-step review process for scientific and economic research proposals. Her firm provides her with access to a team of internal experts and a strong network of outside academic authorities.

Lately, however, her typical sources have not delivered the right expertise or required insight, particularly on new or niche topics.In many cases, Sarah has had to search beyond her company’s resources to locate and contract directly with the appropriate experts on her own. In addition, her team has been receiving an increasing number of proposal assignments requiring highly specific expertise. Manual recruitment has become more difficult and time-consuming.

This is when Sarah’s company decided to partner with Coleman Research.

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The Knowledge You Need to Succeed

Our people, our process and our technology...

The Knowledge You Need to Succeed

Our people, our process and our technology work together to help our clients be first with knowledge.

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Speed & Dedicated Service for Private Equity Funds

"Coleman is speedy with their response and client service is great. Keith [Account Manager] stays in constant contact with me to make sure that I get everything I need. He...

Challenge: Closing the Knowledge Gaps

Derek is an investment analyst with a private equity firm currently managing more than $15 billion in investment strategies. Derek handles private markets-related equity, real estate, infrastructure, and mezzanine lending, among other areas, and conducts due diligence related to his current deals.

Derek typically relied on secondary research when he initiated deals, but often encountered information gaps and broad generalizations which made it difficult to gain much-needed momentum.

In order to improve efficiency and overcome barriers for its analysts, Derek’s firm turned to Coleman Research for immediate access to first-hand knowledge. After a thorough review of various providers it was clear that Coleman could better connect their analysts with the right experts to help them.

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Stream of Unique Insights for Asset Managers

“I was dedicating a lot of time gathering information the same way. I wanted a better way to get unique and current information. It was refreshing to have Coleman show...

Challenge: Sharpening Your Edge

As a senior equity analyst for an Asset Management firm, Ben is responsible for conducting comprehensive market research. Whether he is investigating a specific growth stock or a trend in the tech industry, Ben’s edge has always been finding unique perspectives on current market intelligence to improve his holdings and models.

Ben typically started his research process with sell-side insights to explore industries and get market intelligence. He would complete his research process using Coleman’s one-on-one calls, which allowed him to vet his ideas and assumptions through direct conversation with industry experts. However, Ben recently heard that Coleman’s Hosted Events could provide a better way of starting his research process. In 2013, Ben reached out to Stuart, his Account Manager at Coleman, to find out how Coleman Hosted Events could help him access current, unbiased market intelligence across the technology sector. Stuart leveraged his familiarity with Ben’s research process to propose a solution.

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Recruitment from Top Universities

We recruit talent from the top universities...

Recruitment from Top Universities

We recruit talent from the top universities around the world. As a result, we work with some of the smartest, most creative people with interesting, diverse backgrounds. And, our continual global expansion means there’s always room for career development and growth.

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Want to Become a Coleman Expert?

Phone calls last about 45 minutes to an hour and there is no preparation or follow-up required...

Want to Become a Coleman Expert?

Phone calls last about 45 minutes to an hour and there is no preparation or follow-up required on your behalf. Coleman also allows you to set your hourly rate and ensures that you’re paid as soon as possible.

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The Difference You Can Make

I've been working at the same small telecommunications company for nearly twenty years...

The Difference You Can Make

I've been working at the same small telecommunications company for nearly twenty years. While I know my company extremely well, and our portion of the market, I didn't know how useful my expertise could be to others until I joined the Coleman network.

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Compliance

"After advising a few funds on their potential investments, I was extremely impressed..."

Compliance

"I've worked in environmental law for many years now. After advising a few funds on their potential investments, I was extremely impressed with Coleman's stringent compliance training for all their experts." - Lawyer in the Coleman network

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Your Impact on Industry Critical Decisions

Jason is an expert in the network equipment industry...

Your Impact on Industry Critical Decisions

Jason is an expert in the network equipment industry with particular knowledge of competitive benchmarking and industry dynamics. A large hedge fund was looking to invest in a network equipment business and was gathering multiple data points, Jason was asked to provide his industry insight. The call and the insight provided helped the analysts with the necessary due diligence to make the right investment decision.

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The Benefits of Being an Expert

“Joining Coleman’s expert network has allowed me to expand my perspective..."

The Benefits of Being an Expert

“Joining Coleman’s expert network has allowed me to expand my perspective on interesting subjects, grow my professional network, and stay current by listening to insurance companies’ questions, all while being compensated for my insight.” – M.D., Washington D.C.

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