Belinda P. Coleman
President & CEO
President and CEO Belinda Coleman has over thirty (30) years of experience in systems engineering, information technology, and program management. Her vision and eighteen years of leadership experience in informatics and policy development has guided the strategic growth of The Coleman Group into a competitive forward-thinking business with a reputation for delivering quality and value.
As President and CEO, Mrs. Coleman is responsible for a professional workforce that supports a client base that crosses multiple federal agencies, state and local governments, and universities. Under her leadership, The Coleman Group is providing information technology solutions and services in cyber security, health care informatics, procurement management solutions, software development solutions, and security services.
Through her efforts, The Coleman Group has seen a growth of over 100% since its inception fifteen years ago. As a graduated 8(a) company, The Coleman Group is continuing a path of success by expanding its client base into the defense sector and international markets. Mrs. Coleman attributes this growth and success to her competent dedicated staff as well as a corporate value system that is client-focused and driven by integrity.
As an accomplished, well recognized business owner she has been invited to the White House and Capitol Hill in order to champion initiatives related to small business development and innovation. Mrs. Coleman has appeared on Channel 8 News and numerous radio shows as an expert on entrepreneurship and the role of cyber security in addressing emerging threats to business and intellectual capital. She has also been featured in several newspapers and magazines including Black Enterprise Magazine and Washington Business Journal.
Being regarded as a small business leader dedicated to excellence, Mrs. Coleman’s efforts have been acknowledged with various awards and accolades including one of the “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal. She received the SCEDA Award for Entrepreneur of the Year and commended for her volunteer service by the Governor of the State of Maryland, Martin O’Malley. She was a finalist for the SECAF Contractor of the Year. Through Mrs. Coleman’s leadership, The Coleman Group was recognized as one of the Top 2011 Businesses by DiversityBusiness.com.
Mrs. Coleman serves as on the Board of Directors for University System of Maryland, Universities at Shady Grove and is a member of the Small Business AFCEA Bethesda Chapter. She belongs to numerous industry advisory boards and organizations. Her affiliations and memberships include: Women In Transportation (WTS); Security Industry Association (SIA); Women in Technology (WIT); Technology Council of Maryland; Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF); National Contract Management Association; Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO); American Public Transportation Association (APTA); The Presidents’ Roundtable (PRT); Industry Advisory Council (IAC); Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMMS); and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Mrs. Coleman is also a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
Mrs. Coleman is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics. Her postgraduate degree is from The George Washington University, Washington, DC in Information Systems.
Inspired by her parents, Mrs. Coleman’s entrepreneurial spirit was developed at a very young age. Her parents were business owners of a chartered bus service based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. From the age of 5, she was involved in running the business. Early on, she prepared bank deposits and receipts, and eventually had the responsibility of reviewing contracts and providing administrative support. She saw her parents work hard but also saw their passion and enjoyment in owning their own business.
Mrs. Coleman is committed to the belief that there is no substitute for a good education and hard work. “Being a woman in business is not for the faint of heart, you must press towards the mark of achieving your goals.” Mrs. Coleman feels that personal success will only be evident when we leave a positive legacy for future generations to emulate.
As a business owner, she hopes to be remembered as someone who was competent, compassionate and caring; someone who made a difference in the community; and someone who held integrity as the platinum standard. Furthermore, she wants to be remembered as someone who cared about her clients’ missions and was a true partner in all business efforts.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Cole is the Chief Strategy Officer for The Coleman Group, Inc. Mr. Cole has over forty (40) years of experience in software development, project management, business development, and operations management. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Cole has served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Group Vice President for federal and commercial sector professional service companies with annual revenues over $50 million.
Mr. Cole’s experience includes capture and management of contracts for network operations center services, software development for enterprise business and GIS applications, and a variety of security support services. Additionally, Mr. Cole was responsible for implementing and achieving ISO 9001 and SEI CMMI certifications for business units he managed. Mr. Cole is a graduate of the University of Maryland and is a member of AFCEA International.