An internationally known strategist, Les McKeown advises C-level teams at Fortune 500 companies on high-performance organizational development.
Les – entrepreneur, author, speaker, and coach – is a native of Ireland. He first distinguished himself as that country’s youngest-ever accounting partner. After some time at Price Waterhouse, Les became a serial entrepreneur -- launching over 40 businesses from a Pizza Hut master license to a graphic design agency, from a tool and die manufacturing company to one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries.
He simultaneously co-founded a business incubation consultancy that grew to 13 offices worldwide. One of his many achievements there was creating the European Union’s award-winning ‘Entrepreneurship Program’ -- which launched literally hundreds of businesses that employed thousands of people. Les sold his share in that business then relocated to take over the firm’s US operations.
Based in Marblehead MA, Les now spends his time consulting, writing, teaching, and speaking. Les has appeared on CNN, ABC, BBC, Inc, Entrepreneur magazine, USA Today and The New York Times. His clients span industries and include Harvard, Pella, Chiron Corporation, T-Mobile, United Technologies, American Express Incentive Services, Canadian Defense Department, and Verisign.