Elevating Knowledge for 20 Years
We reduce barriers to knowledge by making insightful connections to experts around the world. Our clients trust us to provide mission-critical insights for their most important decisions, based on our track record of excellence over two decades, which we earn every day.
Prosperity Comes Through Deeper Knowledge
It all started many years ago with a core belief: prosperity comes through deeper knowledge. There are barriers to knowledge around the world and our mission is to remove them – with a global platform for the direct exchange of mission critical insights.
For nearly 20 years, Coleman Research has been trusted for rapid insights from hard-to-find experts by the world’s leading organizations. We are a subsidiary of VQ, a publicly traded company based in Japan, whose innovative solutions also help the world’s largest Asset Management Funds, Consulting firms and Corporations with primary research from subject matter experts. Coleman was acquired by VQ in 2021. Together, united by a common vision, we are bridging knowledge gaps with a global knowledge base.
We make insightful connections between global business leaders and industry experts.
Our work helps clients navigate complex decisions with more confidence and success. Many of our clients are investors, who allocate funds to important causes. We are on the front lines of environmental change, and the beneficiaries of our hard work are people who participate in pension plans, 401K plans and retirement savings plans.
VQ was awarded the “Minister’s Award” from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) of Japan at the 4th Annual Japan Venture Awards. It was selected as a “J-Startup Business” by the METI.
Coleman: First with Knowledge ®
Our Global Reach
Commitment to Excellence
Delivering quality is central to everything we do at Coleman. Through our unwavering focus on service, integrity and speed of execution, we challenge ourselves to continually exceed our customers’ expectations.
Our experts are in 190 countries across all sectors, with unique depth in Information Technology.
We recruit in the native languages to get authentic experts from around the world. In-house translation services are available.
We specialize in providing clients with rapid insights from hard-to-find experts across all industries. Our people, process and technology build lasting relationships.
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We are known for the highest standards of excellence, with dedicated client teams, proprietary technology and rigorous compliance protocols.
Our Global Network
Our extensive 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.
COLEMAN SECTOR COVERAGE
The Power of VQ & Coleman
Together with VQ, our clients have access to more experts in APAC, with 130,000+ in Japan. Clients get 24×7 support from 7 office locations across America, EMEA and APAC.
SENIOR DECISION MAKERS
Over 80% of our experts are management level or C-Suite executives. With Coleman, you get views from the top and from operations on the ground.
— Kate, Investment Analyst for a Private Equity Firm
— Pat, Portfolio Manager for a Mutual Fund
— James, Investment Analyst for a Hedge Fund
CEO - VisasQ
After working in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs, financial controller at L'Oreal Japan, and five years of PE investment at Unison Capital, Eiko founded walkntalk Inc. (now VisasQ Inc.) in March 2012 and officially released the service of VQ in October 2013. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Global CSO - VisasQ
Hidetoshi started his career at the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in 1999, and became Managing Director in 2012. He joined VQ in 2018 as CFO, then became COO and led the IPO and acquisition of Coleman. He is currently stationed in the US as Global CSO to lead the PMI with Coleman. He holds a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Tokyo.
CEO - Coleman Research
Under Kevin’s leadership, Coleman has grown from a start-up to a leading primary research firm with an established reputation within the financial services industry. Before founding Coleman, Kevin was the Vice President of Sales and a member of the management team at Multex, the global financial information provider. He has a BA from the University of Colorado and holds an MBA from the FW Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Our Leadership Team
Executive Chairman, CTO
Isaak Karaev is responsible for corporate strategy and oversees all aspects of the firm’s technology operations. He is a serial entrepreneur, having successfully built four software and information technology companies. Multex, which Isaak founded in 1993, was one of the first publicly traded Internet-based Wall Street information and technology companies. In 2003, it was sold to Reuters, where Multex’s products became a significant part of Reuters offerings. After leaving Reuters in 2004, Isaak founded InfoNgen, which uses Semantic Web and NLP technology to aggregate and categorize vast amounts of Internet based news, blogs and social media. InfoNgen was sold to EPAM Systems [NYSE:EPAM] in 2010. Mr. Karaev is an active advisor, investor and board member to a number of start-ups and growth-stage companies around the world.
Chief People Officer
Helen leads Coleman’s Human Resources function and brings over 25 years’ experience in global human resources, organizational effectiveness and business strategy execution. Helen has held senior HR positions at Degussa Corporation and Bowne & Co., Inc. and founded a consulting company offering executive coaching, talent development and organizational consulting services to a wide range of clients in diverse industries. She has a track record of helping cut through complexity, providing clarity and focus to leaders and energizing teams to deliver measurable results. Helen holds a bachelor’s degree from Rider University and studied at the University of Graz, Austria.
Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Corcoran is Coleman’s Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for oversight of the company’s global financial operations including budgeting, reporting, and business planning. Prior to Coleman, Andrew served in a number of finance and accounting roles of Fortune 500 and public accounting companies such as KPMG, Mastercard, and Bunge. His unique blend of public accounting and advisory foundation, with data analytics and process improvement allow Andrew to bring multi-dimensional viewpoints to the table. With a proven track record of building and supporting high performing teams, Andrew is committed to streamlining business processes to maximize long-term value. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Boston University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel
Conrad Gordon is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Coleman. He is responsible for oversight of Coleman’s global legal activities and policies, as well as ethics, corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Coleman, Conrad served as Deputy General Counsel at Stifel Financial Corp., a sell-side securities broker-dealer, supporting their investment banking, fixed income and equity trading activities. Conrad holds a JD degree from Brooklyn Law School with an emphasis in securities regulation and a BA in history from Duke University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Brad Mehl is Chief Marketing Officer at Coleman. He is responsible for marketing, sales enablement and the company’s Hosted Events. Brad brings 20+ years of experience as a GM and marketing leader in PE and VC-backed growth companies. His experience in the B2B information industry includes leadership roles at Penton (acquired by Informa), Thomasnet and LexisNexis. Brad is a former board member of the Software and Information Industry Association (Software division) and founder of Lively, a digital platform for live events. He holds an MBA from New York University and B.S. from Cornell University.
Global Head of Consulting
Russ Griffiths is Global Head of Consulting. He is responsible for Coleman’s Sales, Services, Operations, and P&L for the Consulting business. Russ has over 17 years’ experience in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) space, where he managed global teams primarily focused on supporting Investment Banking Clients. Russ has a BA in International Business with Honors from the University of Lincoln, U.K., and a B.Com in International Business from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Russ is from the U.K. but lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and three children.
Global Head of Investment Management
Meredith Humphries is Global Head of Investment Management. She has been with Coleman for 7+ years, focused on growing and deepening relationships across our client base. Currently, she is responsible for sales, service, and operations for our global Hedge Fund, Mutual Fund, Private Equity, and Corporate Segments. Meredith attended Ohio University, with a double major in Marketing and Strategic Management. She lives in the Raleigh area with her husband and two children.
Alyssa Demas Quinn
Head of Global Client Relationship Management & Sales
Alyssa Demas Quinn
Alyssa Demas Quinn is Coleman Research’s Global Head of Sales. She oversees the client relationship management and new business development teams. Alyssa has 15+ years experience in sales and account management within the financial markets sector and has been with Coleman Research for 9 years (2004-2011 & 2020 to present). She graduated from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Magna Cum Laude with a double major in English & Spanish. Alyssa lives in the Chicago area with her husband and 4 children.
Head of Global Operations
Jason Wise is Coleman’s Head of Global Operations. He has been with Coleman for 10 years, and is responsible for support operations, as well as operational excellence and process improvement. Jason holds an MBA from Youngstown State University and a BA from the University of Mount Union. He lives in the Raleigh area with his wife and child.
London WC2B 4HN
+44 20 3880 1373
Our London office is housed on the River Thames overlooking the beautiful King’s College of London.
Hong Kong Office
Our Hong Kong office rests in beautiful Victoria Harbor in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
9 Straits View
Marina One West Tower, #05-07 Singapore, 018937
Our Singapore office is situated in breath-taking Marina Bay.
4-7-7 (9F) Aobadai, Meguroku
Tokyo, Japan 153-0042
Our Tokyo Office is home to our parent company, VisasQ, a top expert network in APAC.
Get Access to Our Hand-Selected Network
We focus on finding the right expert for the job, no matter the topic. Our client’s projects are constantly being shaped by new industries, new companies and new ideas. By continually recruiting new experts, we keep our clients ahead of the ever-changing marketplace.
Join Our Global Expert Network
As an expert, you can contribute your expertise to world-class companies and hear the questions people are asking about your industry. We know your time is valuable, so we only match you with highly targeted projects in your area of expertise.
Join Our Global Team
Our employees are our most valuable asset. We are looking for talented, ambitious and inquisitive individuals to join our growing team.