Jeff Marquez


Jeff Marquez

Jeff Marquez

Founder, Marquez | | Leadership, Culture & Strategy

Jeff Marquez helps business, government, and non-profit leaders and teams create a sustainable culture of excellence.  Leading crisis management planning activities across the last two administrations, he helps executives lead through crises and beyond. “A culture will reveal itself during a crisis,” Jeff says.  “I’ve witnessed the impact of leadership, culture, and strategy on business and government organizations.  Leaders who can create a culture where others follow willingly with purpose, where employees are engaged and contribute to a strategy that is flexible and adaptable to change are typically the most powerful and high performing department, agency, or office.”

Areas of Specialization

  • Business, government, and non-profit executives
  • Culture


A retired Army colonel and former senior executive with the federal government, Jeff brings a wealth of experience leading people and organizations.  He served on the National Security Council and led the team that developed the successful US drawdown from Iraq.  In Hawaii, Jeff led the transformation of United States Army forces in the Pacific.  He also served as a chief of staff in the federal government.  Having served overseas and stateside, from the Pentagon and combat zones to the White House, Jeff’s empathy and experience help him understand the needs of his clients and ways to help highly successful people and organizations create durable excellence.

Starting Marquez || Leadership, Culture & Strategy

Marquez || Leadership, Culture & Strategy, LLC is a franchise of Kolenda Strategic Leaders Academy (SLA), a consulting firm of former senior military leaders who have provided Leadership in peace and war, have created thriving organizational Cultures, and have developed Strategies to compete and win in a dynamic environment against ruthless competitors.

Ways to Work with Jeff Marquez


Do you want a professional keynote speaker to talk with your team on leadership, culture, and strategy? I’ve talked to business, NFL, academic, government, nonprofit, and military audiences. I always tailor the presentation to you, so the message inspires action for you and your team. I’m a professional member of the National Speakers Association, which means I have a proven track record of professionalism and performance.


If you want an even higher impact for your team, training and workshops are a great way to go. I teach teams and organizations on a range of Leadership, Culture, and Strategy themes, to include: how to elevate your team’s performance, how to build a culture of excellence, how to slash employee burnout and turnover, how to develop a winning strategy and how to prevent expensive mistakes. Programs for you range from half-day primers to three-day intensives, to include offsite at places like Normandy and Gettysburg.


Do you want to improve your leadership development programs, build a culture of excellence, and create a winning strategy? Unlike the big, gucci, consulting firms that are slow, bureaucratic, and stick you with junior MBAs, I work personally with you and your team, so you get results quickly and cost-effectively with no hassle.

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