Coffey Consulting, LLC is a dynamic, team-oriented, professional
consulting firm with 30 years of experience.

We are customer-focused, results-driven and defined by our values:

  • Lead with INTEGRITY
  • Embrace CREATIVITY
  • Inspire INNOVATION

On behalf of our clients, we embrace excellence across the collaborative process by setting goals and meeting deadlines through meaningful conversations, efficient problem-solving, thoughtful critiques, informed decision making, and expert project management resulting in projects and work products that fulfill regulatory and other requirements while exceeding expectations.

Most importantly, our passion and commitment is to deliver the shared goals of public service and equal opportunity, always aspiring for the greater good without sacrificing neutrality or trust.


Coffey Consulting, LLC is a Maryland-based, veteran- and minority-owned small business that has grown into a nationally recognized professional services firm. Founded by Lester Coffey in 1986, the company brings 30 years of proven consulting services to private firms, federal and state government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

In 2015, Coffey acquired JBL Associates, Inc., founded in 1985 by John B. Lee, Ed.D. This strategic acquisition brought three decades of research and policy analysis in the postsecondary education community. The seamless integration of its staff and operations enhanced Coffey’s capacity to provide clients expanded expertise and services to develop and evaluate policies and practices through the application of qualitative and quantitative analytic techniques.

Coffey is uniquely positioned to provide a bridge between education and the workforce through its extensive networks. With our clients and partners, we address the pipeline from education to employment.

What We Do

The company employs staff who are highly qualified, professional and who contribute to the success of Coffey by their work on projects involving research and evaluation; transformative education; technical assistance, training and facilitation; policy support; and performance management.

We often supplement our core team of qualified professional staff with competent and trustworthy subcontractors and consultants who are nationally known experts in their fields. We welcome collaborations with organizations and individuals who share our values.

Vision, Mission, Goals and Values


Coffey is a recognized leader in providing high-quality consulting services to:

  • Government agencies and organizations requiring cutting edge and traditional research, program evaluations, technical assistance, economic and financial analyses, and data management services to accomplish their mission.
  • Commercial firms that benefit from solutions adapted from our government and not-for-profit applications or from our expertise and reputation.
  • Customers requiring connectivity among themselves and their stakeholders through value-added, web-based technology as part of the engagement.


Provide clients with the best possible solutions to bridge gaps between desired and current positions, organizationally or otherwise, through effective use of available resources while executing well-conceived action plans.

Coffey employs the right mix of talented individuals and teams. When engaged for implementations, we ensure that they occur as planned. In short, we are proactive and perform the right value-added work for our clients.


  • Maintain talented staff (through effective recruiting, hiring, developing, coaching, promoting and retaining strategies) possessing the competencies needed to significantly contribute to the achievement of market, financial and operational performance, customer satisfaction and community service objectives.
  • Meet/exceed all client requirements and expectations in services and products delivered.
  • Perform mutually value-added services for clients in growing or stable federal markets in niche areas (program evaluations, technical assistance & training, economic analyses, quality management, facilitation and logistical support) to maintain a competitive market position and ensure sustainability.
  • Contribute funding, staff time, and other resources to community and eco-friendly efforts that make a positive difference. (Goal summary: talent-ready, market-driven services/products; sustainable operations; socially responsible and eco-friendly.)

We will at all times:

  • Act with INTEGRITY
  • Keep our COMMITMENTS
  • Embrace appropriate CHANGE
  • Maintain a value-added CUSTOMER FOCUS
  • Provide INNOVATIVE/CREATIVE solutions
  • Continue to GROW, organizationally and personally

Working at Coffey

Coffey Consulting, LLC has delivered customized solutions to federal agencies and the private sector for 30 years. We provide an environment of personal and professional growth where we strive to create partnerships that foster professionalism, broad experience, and open participation.

Our “Coffey think” is that a diverse workforce enriches our corporate culture. We provide attractive benefits based on employees’ duration of service, making Coffey a supportive place to work as they help meet or exceed clients’ expectations.

Specific company benefits include:

  • 80 hours of vacation per year
  • 40 hours of sick leave per year
  • 80 hours of holiday per year
  • Health insurance
  • A 401(k) profit-sharing plan after one year of eligibility service
  • Life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Professional development
  • Educational allowance/tuition reimbursement

Staff members appreciate our diverse projects that give them the opportunity to work as a team of talented professionals with multiple perspectives and special expertise. Our corporate culture allows employees the creative freedom to develop innovative strategies and solutions.

Coffey recruits for a range of positions that covers research and evaluation; transformative education; technical assistance, training and facilitation; policy support; and performance management. Please email us your resume to, and we will review your education and experience to see if they are a good fit for our current job openings.

Coffey Consulting, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.