Lee Cohen

Executive Senior Partner

Practice: Military Transition
Location: Irvine, CA

Fifty years ago U.S. Admiral George Anderson remarked, “The Navy has both a tradition and a future – and we look with pride and confidence in both directions.” The truth of his statement remains clear today, personified by the many demonstrated, experienced, and ready-professionals of the U.S. Navy. As an Executive Senior Partner in Lucas Group’s Military Transition Division, Lee Cohen has stood at the crossroads with hundreds of military leaders – men and women embarking on civilian careers, bringing with them proven abilities, impressive skill-sets, and promising futures.

A graduate of the U.S Naval Academy, Lee knows first-hand the talents and experience military leaders offer to the civilian business market. With more than 20 years of recruiting expertise, Lee is recognized as a premier recruiting specialist by companies and hiring authorities across the nation. His keen insight and established capability to connect the right people to the right company has resulted in hundreds of successful candidate placements and consistent client satisfaction over the years. Lee focuses primarily on helping companies find transcendent engineering professionals, as well as technical sales and management talent.

In addition to helping companies identify and hire skilled professionals, Lee has provided years of guidance and consultative expertise to the U.S. Navy, speaking on recruitment and transition issues to military leaders around the world, including at the U.S. Pentagon. This symbiotic relationship has enabled him to assist highly-talented, game-changing military leaders find and embark upon rewarding, successful civilian careers.

Lee’s excellence in providing long-term, well-matched placements is driven by his unrelenting focus on meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of both his clients and candidates. His trusted candor, critical knowledge, and consultative guidance work together to ensure that the connections Lee makes will help launch thriving careers and drive positive business impact. With years of proven search methodology on his side, Lee also manages a talented team of military transition recruiters who time and again deliver the best-matched candidates to companies across the country.

Thankful for the opportunities and experiences recruiting has afforded him over the years, Lee’s entrepreneurial spirit to build “something great” crosses over to home, where he and his wife enjoy the never-ending challenges and rewards of parenthood to three teenage children.