Coleman Ruiz

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Coleman serves as a Managing Member at Anchor Management, LLC a special asset investment group in Annapolis, MD.

Previously, as an operating partner with Anchor Management, Coleman served as the President/CEO of Immediate Response Technologies, a manufacturer of life safety equipment. He guided the turn-around, stabilization, and eventual sale of the company. Before joining Anchor Management, he served as a senior manager at CrossLead, a niche operations analysis consulting firm.

Coleman is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former US Naval Officer in the Naval Special Warfare community (U.S. Navy SEALs). He spent 13 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy ultimately serving overseas during six operational combat deployments in both the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters of war. He’s served as troop commander, joint task force commander, and executive officer. While serving in Navy’s special mission unit, Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) in Virginia Beach, he led hundreds of operations and sensitive military programs. Coleman also served in U.S. Embassies in both Yemen and Kenya working directly with the Ambassador’s country team and the host nation.

While in special operations, Coleman also served as a Training Officer at both the basic and advanced Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) training schools. He led the training and development of approximately 800 basic and advanced special operations students through the military’s most high-risk training programs, including the infamous Hell Week in BUD/S training.

Since completing active duty service in 2011, Coleman has also served as the Executive Director of Carry The Load in Dallas, TX, a 501(c)3, as a board member at Tip of the Spear, a veteran-focused non-profit, and member of the Station Foundation’s veteran transition programs.

Coleman has served as an informal advisor to numerous collegiate and professional athletic teams and participates with a community of professionals and practitioners in an ongoing research project called Mission Critical Teams at the University of Pennsylvania.

Coleman graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Mathematics and earned an MBA in Finance at the Government School of Business & Public Policy from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife Bridget Ruiz and their three children, Coleman (age 13), Ben (age 10), and Oliver (age 7).