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Kumar Kibble (Principal Leadership Coach and CEO of GUIDEQUEST LLC)

Kumar Kibble

Principal Leadership Coach and CEO of GUIDEQUEST LLC

Kumar Kibble is a seasoned leader and executive coach who has devoted his career to helping others reach their full potential. As the CEO and principal leadership coach at GuideQuest LLC, he has provided individual, group, and team coaching to hundreds of corporate and government leaders worldwide.

Kumar's diverse background and hard-won experience leading high-performing teams in demanding environments adds to his coaching practice's depth and breadth, having served as a military officer, special agent, diplomat, and C-suite executive. Before founding GuideQuest, Kumar was a senior vice president at ANDE Corporation, where he led the Homeland Security and Defense sales team and introduced innovative Rapid DNA technology into U.S. border security operations.

During his tenure as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security deputy assistant secretary and deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Kumar developed expertise in leading large organizations, as well as managing diverse and complex stakeholder communities. As the chief operating officer of a 20,000-person organization with a $6 billion budget, he managed international operations, programs, and partnerships to counter transnational crime, terrorism, and illegal immigration. For his exceptional leadership skills, he received the Meritorious Rank Award from the President of the United States, awarded to the top 5% of senior executives in the U.S. Government.

Kumar's dedication to serving others and developing leaders began in the military, where he served as an infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and commanded a civil affairs team during NATO peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Kumar is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a certified Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation. Kumar is a cancer survivor, adoptee, and proud adoptive father of three. He has been married to his wife Laura for over 32 years.