Coleman Research is a medium-sized expert network, founded in 2003. It operates a standard expert network model and is focused on serving buy-side firms.
The company has offices in New York, Raleigh, Boston, San Francisco, London and Hong Kong.
Coleman Research company background
Coleman Research’s Expert Management System (EMS)
At Inex One, we are particularly intrigued by Coleman Research’s latest move: a tool that seems to copy the Inex One Expert Management System.
- In November 2018, Coleman Research announced that they would launch a platform for aggregating analyst access and expert network services.
- In June 2019, the company published a post on privacy legislation (e.g. GDPR). The post acknowledges that traditional expert network services face challenges with privacy legislation (and broadly mimics a series of blog posts from Inex One).
We are curious to see how Coleman will manage being both an aggregator and a supplier. The company faces a strategic dilemma between investing in its profitable expert network services, or in an EMS that risks cannibalizing its core expert network business. In July 2019, Coleman’s CTO left the firm.