Chuck Coleman | EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
Chuck Coleman is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. In this role, Coleman oversees strategic legal and business planning for OPENLANE and its subsidiaries, including corporate governance, securities, litigation and worldwide merger and acquisition activities.
Coleman assumed his current role in 2019. He joined the company in 2015 as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, and was promoted in 2017 to Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Coleman was instrumental in the negotiation and planning of OPENLANE’s corporate headquarters and directed legal activities in connection with the company’s domestic and international acquisitions—including the spin-off of the company’s second-largest business unit in 2019 and the sale of its US physical auction business in 2022.
Prior to joining OPENLANE, Coleman was a partner with the law firm of Krieg DeVault LLP, where he was chair of the business practice group, gaining nearly 20 years of corporate and mergers and acquisitions experience.
Coleman has several times been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer and an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and then earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.