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Mr. McCaslin is the President of The Cobalt Group LLC. He is a Senior-level Business / Leadership Executive and Consultant. He has over 38 years of proven leadership experience in both military and commercial business settings. He also has 20 years of experience developing and growing businesses. During his career, he has been directly responsible for generating over $500 million in new business revenue.

About Steve McCaslin


The Cobalt Group’s mission is to help people become better leaders to run better businesses so that they can achieve their goals, create stronger communities, and enjoy the rewards of their success.

The Cobalt Group LLC is a veteran-owned, small business based in Oak Harbor, WA. We partner with you to provide the highest quality, full-spectrum, individually tailored strategic advisory services and business consulting services, to include leadership/executive coaching, management consulting, operational and organizational strategies, and other consulting services to help you establish your vision, and develop the strategies/tactics needed to start, grow, and successfully operate and reach your business goals.

Businesses today face many complex challenges. The Cobalt Group can help you address and solve those challenges, and enable you to focus on the business that matters for your success, the success of your people, and the success of your customers. We ask questions, we listen, we act as an honest broker, and we facilitate the implementation of the solutions we help you develop.

We also assist with the development, coaching, and mentoring of your leaders and executives at all levels, and the individuals, teams, and organizations necessary to achieve your business goals. We are deeply committed to your individual and business success.

Mr. McCaslin has worked for and with many Fortune 100 companies in enterprise level software sales, business development, planning and growth, strategic planning, operations management, training, business and leadership consulting, and various senior executive roles running organizations and businesses.

He is skilled at leadership development and mentoring, and at developing successful business plans and the winning strategies that lead to high-revenue growth. He is a self-starter, has a tireless work ethic, and is a collaborative leader that builds winning teams. Mr. McCaslin is an excellent communicator, strategic thinker, and hands-on, engaging leader who elicits the best from people to help them achieve their goals, and is a respected and trusted advisor.

Mr. McCaslin has a long record of successful leadership and high revenue growth through, but not limited to, the following: 

Vision, Strategy, Leadership and Execution
Leadership Coaching and Development
Strategic Business Planning
New Business Development and Growth
Versatile, Proactive Leadership
Building and Capitalizing on Strong Networks
Sales/BD Coaching and Mentoring
Due Diligence and Deal Structuring
Competitive Analysis and Positioning
Market Evaluation, Penetration and Expansion
Major Account Development and Positioning
Economic Development and Growth
Business Operations Management and Execution
Customer Relationship Management
Full Business Lifecycle Management
Customer Satisfaction Analysis

Mr. McCaslin is a retired naval flight officer and held many operational and training leadership positions in the Navy. Since leaving military service, Mr. McCaslin has worked for Hewlett-Packard, PeopleSoft, Network Securities Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation, and has led the North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District, as well as founding The Cobalt Group LLC. His clients have included most all federal government agencies and numerous commercial businesses.

Mr. McCaslin has a BS in Agriculture from the University of Georgia. He is the President Emeritus of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Association of IT Professionals, and is on the Board of Advisors to UpInOut Studios.