Thomas B. Coleman III
Managing Director, Levant Suez Consulting Corp.
A Virginia native and the son of a Korean War veteran, Thomas's life began with significant military influences that would prove to have a great affect on his
A Marine Cadet from the age of 11, it seemed a natural progression for him to join the United States Marine Corps
(USMC) at first opportunity.
years as a cadet quickly paid off; he
was one of the 4% out of USMC Boot Camp selected as a Fast Company
The team was hand-selected by superiors to take on intense missions in Honduras and Nicaragua testing the team's ability to acclimate to new environments and quickly assess and excel in potentially dangerous situations.
Within months, Thomas's acumen for these operations was noticed and he became a Fast Company Lead Advisor.
As one of the youngest Fast Company
Lead Advisor's that the USMC
ever had, this gave him a great opportunity to showcase his
leadership skills, distinguishing himself from his
peers early in his
successes in Nicaragua and Honduras, Thomas
was given the opportunity to train at FBI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, undergoing Counter-terrorism and Counter-intelligence Training.
This rigorous and demanding program is reserved for the USMC's
most talented individuals and is used as a breeding ground for its most prestigious postings: roles within Diplomatic Security and Consular Affairs Service of the United States Department of State
was offered one of these most coveted assignments within the USMC
, reserved for the top 1% of Marines.
With this assignment came the great responsibility to protect the United States' ambassadors and embassies around the world.
During this time, Thomas
was stationed at US Embassies
throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
After six years with the USMC
international experience with his
military background to create an international security company typically sought out by high-profile business and entertainment individuals in New York City, Washington, D.C., London, Tokyo, and Monaco.
This gave him the opportunity to hone his
finance skills, as a business owner, while also developing his
international network and maintaining the irreplaceable skillset provided to him by the USMC
Ultimately, his passion for business was recognized and he was given the opportunity to become Senior Vice President of The Emirate-Saudi Group of Dubai.
During his five years there, he worked with titans of industry and political leaders, further expanding his personal and professional network in the Middle East and later worked as an Investment Counsel for Merrill Lynch.
In these roles, Thomas
began to realize his
talent for raising capital and bringing parties together towards a common financial goal.
In addition to his work with LSC, Thomas owns a film company based in Los Angeles and is currently working on two major film projects.
He is also on the Board of Directors of Growth Capital Group and Omni Broadcasting Network Holdings.