Richard Coleman


Mr. Coleman, Senior Associate of PRASAM, advises a variety of clients on strategic, technology and business development opportunities in Cyber Security, Defense and the Intelligence Community. His Cyber Security activities include advising DOD on advanced technologies and organizing a successful Government only Cyber leader dinner group. Previously, as Director of Research of PRASAM, he oversaw research for the firm's clients on a variety of topics including Quantum Computing, Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications/Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (BMC3/ISR), Future Combat Systems, Homeland Security, Objective Force Warrior, Space Based Radar, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining PRASAM, Mr. Coleman co-founded and managed Wireless Power & Light Corporation – a high altitude communications company. While Chairman and CEO of WP&L Mr. Coleman was personally awarded two patents for high altitude communications and related platforms by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Previously Mr. Coleman and his family sold Review Management Company, the mutual fund management company for OTC Securities Fund to Rockefeller and Company and The Prospect Group in New York. After the sale Mr. Coleman worked for the two firms searching for investment and acquisition opportunities. Starting in 1987 Mr. Coleman founded and managed a boutique investment bank, RCV Investments, which specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions, working with US, European, and Japanese high tech clients. Mr. Coleman started on the Hill in 1979 working with the Senate Steering Committee working on nuclear weapons issues and the SALT II Treaty, and later served on the staff of Senator Dick Schweiker (R-PA). At George Washington University, Mr. Coleman received a Wolcott Scholarship and completed his Masters degree in Security Policy Studies in 1983. After graduate school Mr. Coleman served as an Analyst with HRA, Inc, where he analyzed the implications of deploying Intermediate Nuclear Forces and the Strategic Defense Initiative for the Department of Defense and German Ministry of Defense. MA, Security Policy Studies, George Washington University, 1983. BA, International Relations and History, Lehigh University, 1978.