About Jamie Flinchbaugh

Jamie Flinchbaugh is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, and Board Member with more than 20 years of success spanning finance, manufacturing, automotive, and management consulting. Leveraging extensive operational experience, Jamie is an invaluable asset for a company seeking expert guidance with process improvements, lean strategies, and leadership coaching in order to transform operations, reduce costs, and drive profitability. His areas of expertise include continuous improvement, entrepreneurship, coaching and training, process transformation, business strategy, and organizational design.

Jamie Flinchbaugh

Jamie is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, and Board Member with more than 25 years of success spanning finance, manufacturing, automotive, technology, and management consulting. Leveraging extensive operational experience, Jamie is an invaluable asset for a company seeking expert guidance with growth strategies, process improvements, lean strategies, and leadership coaching in order to transform operations, reduce costs, and drive profitability. His areas of expertise include continuous improvement, entrepreneurship, coaching and training, process transformation, business strategy, and organizational design.

Throughout his executive career, Jamie has held leadership positions with JFlinch (Founder), Qorvo, Inc., Old Dutch Group LLC (Founder), Lean Learning Center (Co-Founder), Rev! Motorcycles (Co-Founder), DTE Energy, and Chrysler. As the Founder of JFlinch, Jamie helps teams accelerate their journey by solving their challenging problems and providing the resources, education, and tools needed to make lean leaders successful. Through Old Dutch Group, Jamie invests in organizations ranging from traditional manufacturing to startups and real estate organizations. He recently served 2.5 years as the Corporate Vice President (part-time) of Qorvo’s Lean Journey.

During his time as Co-Founder of the Lean Learning Center, Jamie built the organization to become one of the premium providers of lean transformation and advisory services, with their educational programs earning the highest marks. In 2006, he authored the lean bestseller, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road, and he has worked with clients spanning manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, technology, government, and professional services, including Harley-Davidson, Intel, Mars, Amazon.com, Crayola, and Whirlpool, among others.

Over the last 20+ years, Jamie has helped build nearly 20 companies as a co-founder, board member, advisor, or angel investor, and he has advised more than 300 companies around the globe in lean transformation. In addition to his executive career, Jamie is a board member of Robinson Fans, and he is a former board member of York Container Company, Orion Fleet Intelligence, S&S Cycle, PA Rush Soccer, and chaired the board of advisors for the Pawley Lean Institute at Oakland University. Proving his thought leadership, Jamie is a Contributing Editor for IndustryWeek and as a blogger at JFlinch.com. Jamie obtained two Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, respectively, and MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he attained his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.