Luis Colón is a seasoned business executive with over 20 years of experience in the areas of business strategy, operations management, project and change management, and communications.
Luis is a partner at Xcelente Global, a consulting and leadership development firm that helps executives, entrepreneurs and their organizations achieve higher performance, productivity and profit growth through alignment of the key elements of organizational success. Luis spent the first half of his career working for two of the most prestigious management consulting firms, A.T. Kearney and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for complex change management projects in the Americas, Europe and Asia for clients such as Eli Lilly, Energizer, ARCO, 3Com and Corporate Express.
Luis has always taken a keen interest in community involvement, and currently holds or has held seats on the Community Advisory Board of U.S. Bank Colorado, the Board of Trustees of the Iliff School of Theology, the American Red Cross, Teach for America-Colorado, and the Latino Community Foundation. Recognizing his passion for education, Governor Hickenlooper appointed Luis to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, which he currently chairs. Luis also held seats on Colorado Mesa University’s Board of Trustees, the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board (Past Chairman), and the Advisory Council of the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship.
Luis has been honored with a number of special awards and recognitions. He received the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s highest recognition, the Brillante Award, in 2000. In 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Gates Family Foundation fellowship to attend the Leadership Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard and was selected by the Denver Business Journal as one of their “Top Forty Under 40” award recipients. In 2009, Luis received the American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year Award
Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Master of Science, Engineering, University of Cambridge (U.K)
Bachelors, Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology