Melvin M. Coleman
Melvin M. Coleman is President & CEO of Essential Wealth Management Group, LLC. Melvin founded EWM September 2006 shortly after leaving Raymond James & Associates. Raymond James is one of the most highly regarded brokerage firms in America and he benefitted tremendously from his experience there. He earned his series 7 and 66 securities licenses during his time at RJ.
Melvin is originally from Savannah, Georgia. He committed to the United States Navy before even graduating high school in 1986. His time in the Navy afforded him the opportunity to travel the world and see places he had only read about in books. This experience really helped to broaden his horizons and has served him well to this very day.
While in college, at Savannah State University, Melvin began working for UPS in September 1989 as a part time package sorter. Upon completing his MBA in 1995, at Georgia Southern University, he was promoted into management in the UPS business development department. Over a 15 year career he ascended to the level of senior account executive managing major accounts. He credits his career at UPS with all of his professional development.
Melvin’s vision for his wealth management firm is built on three key areas. Provide the community with 1) highly effective investment management services that are not available everywhere 2) the personal finance education that is the missing element to an enhanced quality of life 3) wealth education that will help create the wealth that will be transferred to future generations.
Melvin is very active in the community. He is the Executive Director for the Atlanta Black Chambers. The ABC’s mission is the creation and growth of competitive, profitable and sustainable black owned businesses. He is also a member of the Austell Community Taskforce. He has a long history of mentoring young boys that goes back to 1998 with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity inc. and a life member of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association.