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Steve Bristow


Norfolk, Virginia
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Steve is a proven professional with over twenty-five years of senior military and business experience. Building strong teams and developing individuals through coaching, mentoring and training have been major passions throughout both his military and business careers. He possesses a strong background in leadership, personnel management, financial analysis, logistics, information systems, and contract administration.  He has demonstrated success in leading large organizations both in the military and business sectors. 

Steve is a distinguished graduate of the US Naval Academy. Upon graduation, he served as a Surface Line officer for three years and then transferred into the US Navy Supply Corps where he specialized in aviation logistics and information technology. After transitioning from the Navy in 1998, Steve joined CACI, a large federal defense contractor, where he led a team of over 700 personnel supporting numerous DOD activities with logistics and IT services. As a Senior Vice President at CACI, he planned, directed, and controlled operations of a $175M business group to accomplish budgeted financial objectives while meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

As a certified Academy Leadership Affiliate and Executive Coach, Steve has facilitated numerous seminars and coached many individuals on all aspects of leadership and management. Throughout his entire career, Steve has been regularly sought-after by executives and senior officials for personal guidance and recommendations due to his strong sense of commitment, integrity, and generosity.  His enthusiasm and desire to assist individuals seeking to enhance their leadership skills is evident in his seminar presentations and in the one-on-one counseling he provides to the attendees.

Steve resides in Suffolk, Virginia with his wife Kathy. They have three married children and nine grandchildren.


I recently attended a 3-day course called "Leadership Excellence Course & Executive Coaching" led by Steve Bristow (a retired Navy Captain and Naval Academy graduate), that was developed by several Naval Academy and West Point graduates using leadership principles developed in the military and used in their own careers. One particular exercise we were assigned was developing and writing our individual leadership philosophy to share with our direct reports. It was the most introspective, thought-provoking exercise in any training program I have ever been through. I heartedly recommend this course (and Steve Bristow) to anyone interested in improving their leadership skills and the effectiveness of their team.

Jonathan Rose, COO
R.T.O. Inc