Val Markos

As a Senior Leadership Consultant & C-Suite Coach for Executive Development Associates, Inc., Val Markos works with leaders to be the best they can be. His decades of experience within large companies working in leadership development, coupled with his educational background in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, uniquely qualify him for the work he does. Val consults in leadership development, focusing on leadership assessment and feedback, coaching, succession planning, executive selection, and talent management systems. He has over 25 years of experience in the design and implementation of talent development processes and programs. Over the last decade, Val has worked with hundreds of executives providing individual assessment and coaching. He has worked with varied industries from healthcare to hospitality, from technology to financial services.

Top-of-the House Coaching

  • Group President of a $5 billion healthcare company
  • Chief Financial Officer of a large privately held retail organization
  • Senior team of a privately held $8 billion hospitality company
  • 100 partners of a $30+ billion global financial services company
  • Senior Vice President – Technology Operations of a privately held $10+ billion Telecommunications company

Leadership Experience

Prior to consulting for Executive Development Associates, Val led the Leadership Development efforts at BellSouth, now AT&T. In that capacity, he:

  • Directed the identification and development of current and future leaders for the organization
  • Was responsible for the succession planning process
  • Implemented high-potential development programs
  • Ran executive education through the BellSouth Leadership Institute for the top 1000 positions within the company

Val has designed and implemented talent review processes, coaching and mentoring programs, educational offerings, and formal assessment processes.

Prior to joining BellSouth, he worked as an internal consultant in personnel selection and organizational development in both the private (USX) and public sector (City of Miami, Florida).


  • Val’s education includes an MS and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia
  • BA degree in Psychology from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah

Partial Client List

  • AT&T
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Booster Enterprises
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Cox Communications
  • Guizueta Business School
  • Intercontinental Hotels
  • Lowe’s
  • McKesson
  • National Vision
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Nissan North America
  • PwC
  • Ultimate Software

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