Leon Burks Jr. is an accomplished PMP-Certified Management Executive. He has an extensive background in operations management, business transformation, project management, cost control, portfolio management, and technology leadership for global oil & gas, healthcare, energy, and IT leaders. Leon has a passion for collaborating with management, stakeholders, vendors, and clients while motivating cross-functional global teams to deliver large-scale, multimillion-dollar projects on time, achieve set goals, and advance organizational objectives. With more than 18 years of experience across management consulting, corporate services, and online media industries, Leon is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of LP Venture Group. As CEO, he has raised over 50 Million dollars in private money towards LP's business acquisitions. He is responsible for the long-term strategy and growth of multiple families of companies and LP's Real Estate Portfolio.
Prior to leading the LP Venture group, Leon also serves as a Principal Consultant for Executive Millennial Consulting Group. At Executive Millennial Consulting Group, he effectively manages and delivers a portfolio of projects in alignment with strategic objectives, schedules, commercial targets, and client requirements. As a Consultant he has implemented Agile, PMBOK, scrum methods, and continuous improvement strategies to increase efficiency, streamline workflow, drive business growth, expand resources, boost productivity, and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Along with his professional career, Leon serves on the Advisory Board for San Jacinto College, Project Management Institute, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers. Leon also spends time volunteering for Team Red, White & Blue. As an exemplary humanitarian, Leon was recognized by Houston's 40 under 40 Influential Award acknowledging Houston's next generation of professional leaders. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Studies from EDHEC Business School as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Luso-Brazilian Studies from United States Military Academy, West Point. Leon is a certified John C. Maxwell leadership coach, speaker, and trainer.