Darryl L. Coleman, President
Darryl is Founder and President of Coleman Search Group, Inc. CSG is a recruitment-consulting firm focused solely on the property/casualty insurance sector. CSG has successfully represented more than 30 clients ranging from some of the world’s largest insurance companies to privately owned firms. They trust his advice because, as a former insurance executive with more than 20 years’ corporate experience and unmatched national talent reach, he can guarantee an exceptional, swift, and transparent experience that yields a balanced slate of high quality candidates. His areas of expertise include operations, talent management, organizational development, strategic planning, and executive coaching.
Darryl has invested more than 30 years in the insurance and recruiting arenas. Since 2006, he has served as a national recruiter and consultant to the property casualty insurance industry. He has conducted more than 100 national talent searches that have included individual contributor, managerial, senior executive, and C-level searches. Additionally, he has helped companies identify executive talent for international roles, and consults with and for client partners working in the property casualty insurance space.
Darryl’s broad and diverse insurance background offers clients and candidates strategic insight, operational experience and credibility.
Darryl began his insurance career with Aetna Life and Casualty and worked for 6 national property casualty insurance companies. He relocated ten times during his career and was subsequently promoted to increasingly responsible managerial and executive roles with four insurance companies. In addition to his insurance claim experience with Aetna, Darryl worked for CIGNA and then held claim, underwriting, or service leadership posts at USF&G, St. Paul Companies, CNA, and Safeco Insurance Company. While working in the insurance arena, Darryl served as an individual contributor in field operations, as well as home office environments. He’s led and managed as few as 8 claim employees and as many as 3,500 claim employees. Additionally, he held profit and loss responsibility at St. Paul companies for a $600 million region comprised of small, middle market, and specialty business. Darryl also participated in USF&G‘s claim call center startup operation in Tampa, Florida and led Safeco’s Southeast agency services operation. His broad and diverse insurance background offers clients and candidates strategic insight, operational experience, and industry credibility. A native Virginian and graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Darryl believes in giving back to his local community. He and his family live in Alpharetta, Georgia.