Alan Banner Appointed CFO/COO

Coleman Research group today announced that Alan Banner has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Alan brings more than 20 years’ finance experience in the professional services industry to the position.  Alan joins Coleman most recently from IPG Mediabrands, where he was Global CFO, Specialty Business Units, which included IPG Mediabrands digital, data and technology agencies.      

 “The markets we operate in are growing rapidly, and Coleman is well positioned to capture significant opportunities in our core business as well as from the upcoming launch of our SaaS platform for managing and tracking research interactions and events,” said Kevin Coleman, CEO of Coleman Research. “I am pleased that Alan will be joining Coleman at a pivotal time in our evolution, adding to our leadership team a deep understanding of professional services, a substantial track record of growth and a passion for technology innovation.”

Previously Alan has held CFO and other senior finance and operations positions with the Interpublic Group of companies, as well as roles with JC Decaux, Arthur Anderson and several technology start-up firms. Alan is a CPA in the state of New York and holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

“I could not be more excited about joining Coleman,” said Alan. “There is tremendous opportunity in this business, and as an industry pioneer I think Coleman is well-positioned to win.  I hope to leverage my experience in the media data and technology industry as Coleman extends our product offering to our clients.  I look forward to working with my new colleagues to continue to build a culture of growth and to helping our clients derive even more value from Coleman’s products and services.”

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