Qorvo’s Lee Moore on Mastering Problem-Solving and Leadership

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-06-24


In this episode of People Solve Problems, host Jamie Flinchbaugh welcomes Lee Moore, Director of Foundry and Fab Materials at Qorvo. With nearly 25 years at Qorvo, Lee is deeply committed to developing a culture of proactive problem solvers within the organization. His role not only involves negotiating capacities and prices with external foundries but also leading teams to tackle issues effectively and foster continuous improvement.

Lee discusses his approach to collaboration, emphasizing the need to clearly identify the problem, understand who it affects, and determine who has the influence to drive solutions. He points out the critical role of data in validating problems and allocating resources, stressing that effective problem-solving requires more than just addressing complaints—it needs informed decision-making based on solid data.

Much of the conversation also explores Lee’s strategies for coaching and team development. He explains how he assesses team members’ skills and mindsets, particularly focusing on integrating newer employees into problem-solving processes. Lee utilizes the RACI matrix to clarify roles and responsibilities, ensuring that everyone involved understands their specific duties in solving organizational challenges.

This episode also explores the challenges of coaching individuals have who are resistant to feedback. Lee highlights the importance of empathy, understanding a person’s past coaching experiences, and adopting a tailored approach to meet their individual needs and learning styles.

Throughout the episode, Lee’s passion for leadership and mentorship is evident as he talks about the importance of lifelong learning and self-improvement in problem solving. He encourages listeners to engage in reflective practice and see each challenge as an opportunity to enhance both personal and team capabilities.

For more about Lee, visit Qorvo’s website at or his LinkedIn profile.  This episode of People Solve Problems not only approaches effective problem solving within the tech industry but also showcases the transformative power of skilled leadership and thoughtful coaching.