Jamie Flinchbaugh is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, Consultant, and Board Member with 30 years of learning-oriented experience spanning a range of roles across exceptionally diverse industries and functions. Leveraging extensive operational, strategic, and consulting experience, Jamie is an invaluable asset for any company seeking to build culture, capability, leadership, and their overall operating system. As the founder of JFlinch, Jamie provides this support as a board member, advisor, coach, and speaker.
Throughout his career, Jamie has held leadership positions with JFlinch (Founder), Qorvo (Executive), Old Dutch Group LLC (Founder), Lean Learning Center (Co-Founder), Rev! Motorcycles (Co-Founder), DTE Energy (Change Agent), and Chrysler (Operational Leader). 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. He recently served 3 years as the Corporate Vice President (part-time) of Qorvo’s Lean Journey.
During his 15 years as Co-Founder, with Andy Carlino and Dennis Pawley, 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 co-authored the lean bestseller, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road, and he has worked with over 300 clients spanning manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, technology, government, and professional services, including Harley-Davidson, Intel, Mars, Amazon, Crayola, Fidelity, 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, including co-founding the Lehigh Valley Angel Investors and acting as the initial Investment Chair. Jamie is a board member of Robinson Fans, and is a former board member of York Container Company, Orion Fleet Intelligence, S&S Cycle, PA Rush Soccer, and previously chaired the Board of Advisors for the Pawley Lean Institute at Oakland University. Jamie has been a Contributing Editor for IndustryWeek and columnist for Assembly Magazine. Jamie obtained two Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and attained his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, where he has served in numerous volunteer capacities. He currently resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife and 3 children.