Chief Executive Officer & Co-Owner
Coleman is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of RMWC, managing strategies primarily in private credit markets. RMWC’s strategies benefit from Coleman’s diverse experience at Bain Capital and Bain & Company, his prior experience as CEO of global companies, and his observations gained and lessons learned through several economic and market cycles.
Coleman is a member of the Board of Directors of the DAPER Investment Fund, a co-investment fund of the Stanford Management Company, the entity which directs the investment of approximately $26 billion of endowment and related funds for Stanford University. Until recently, Coleman served for 15 years as a global advisor to Trilantic Capital Partners, a top-decile private equity firm managing $6.0 billion of assets. Coleman is also an active board member of Achungo Children’s Center in western Kenya, where he participates in teaching, tutoring, and mentoring the orphans and vulnerable children of Achungo, as well as in setting and overseeing the strategic and financial direction of entity.
Coleman was Co-Founding Partner of Bain Capital, one of the nation’s pre-eminent private equity firms. During his nine-year tenure at Bain Capital and Bain & Company, he progressed from Associate to Partner of Bain & Company during a key stage in the development of the international strategy consulting firm, before teaming with Mitt Romney on the successful planning, launch, capital raising, and fund investments of Bain Capital.
In 1998, Coleman was recruited by the government of President Nelson Mandela to lead as CEO the complex, challenging, and controversial turnaround of South African Airways, a global company with 10,500 employees and operations in 34 countries. While he was CEO, the market value of South African Airways increased from R1.5 billion to R7.0 billion. He founded a training trust, which awarded university scholarships to promising disadvantaged students, and sponsored a skills training center for women in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township. From 1995-1997, Coleman ran for the office of Lt. Governor of Virginia. He was appointed by Governor George Allen to Virginia’s Commission for Citizen Empowerment, which developed the strategy that led to a successful overhaul of Virginia’s welfare policies. From 1986-1997, Coleman was Chairman/CEO of World Airways, where he led a successful turnaround while navigating the effects of the Gulf War and a severe industry recession.
RMWC was initially developed during Coleman’s tenure from 2005 to 2010 as Chairman and CEO of Rocky Mountain Capital, a financial services enterprise with investment management and banking interests.
Coleman was awarded the Civilian Desert Shield/Desert Storm Air Medal by the United States Air Force for his volunteer service in the war zone during the 1990/1991 Gulf War. He served in The White House from 1975 to 1977, where he advanced from a summer intern to a Presidential appointment by Gerald R. Ford to the staff of the President’s Economic Policy Board.
He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was named an Arjay Miller Scholar, and holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, High Honors in Economics, magna cum laude, where he was a Rufus Choate Scholar.