Dan Coleman, CPA, CMA, B.Comm.
Chief Operating Officer
A Cowater employee since 1991, appointed as Cowater’s Chief Operating Officer in 2011, Mr. Coleman is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the company and performance management. This operational leadership includes guidance to VPs and project managers; oversight of financial management, HR, and corporate procedures; and risk management. Mr. Coleman, a professional accountant (CPA, CMA), has formal project leadership training and possesses technical expertise in accounting and financial reporting, financial management information systems, procurement, budgeting, performance measurement, balanced scorecard, results-based management, project management, human resources management, and activity-based costing/management. Mr. Coleman has worked on projects in South Asia, West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, and Alaska. Prior to his appointment as COO in 2011, he was Vice-President of Cowater’s Public Financial Management and Accountability Group for two years and Vice-President of Finance and Administration for 12 years, where he was responsible for the financial and administrative management of the company’s operations. In that role, he provided leadership to the company’s financial operations, as well as overseeing and providing practical managerial guidance on the financial, procurement, and contractual management of international development projects.