Les Colegrove

Les has a broad range of skills and experiences dealing with organizational and leadership issues that combine with a proven track record of providing for fair and equal treatment for each and every employee within an organization. During military and corporate management careers that were steeped in leadership and integrity, Les gained over 20 years of experience as a professional leader, providing vision, direction and leadership to large numbers of people and conducting leadership and motivational training in the workplace and in the classroom.


Les’ successful track record in business as a “corporate fixer” at the General Manager/VP level, working for such companies as GE Capital and Cox Communications, demonstrated that same dedication and performance in leading and managing our most precious resource – our people.

As a graduate of the US Army’s Infantry, Airborne, Ranger and Air Assault schools, he has enjoyed some of the most intense and comprehensive leadership training available anywhere. This exceptional training has manifested itself in a continuous series of successful management positions in both crisis management and combat environments. Les was awarded five medals for valor during combat operations and numerous accolades for his effective management practices.

Les is also a graduate of the US Army’s Inspector General School and served as the Independent Ombudsman for a 10,000 person coed organization where he managed and responded to individual complaints, congressional inquiries, fair and equal treatment policies, as well as best practices and compliance assurance issues.

Les earned his BS Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa, graduated from the Army’s Command & General Staff College, and earned his MBA from Pepperdine University. His coaching style of management, along with his skills, abilities, and experience as a Leader and Ombudsman, has proven a great asset for Colegrove Management Associates.