Brent Wahba began his business performance improvement career over 20 years ago at Delphi, an early adopter of Lean management. While there, he led global systems businesses, strategy creation, product development organizations, operations optimization, and a comprehensive Lean enterprise transformation. For the past 10 years, Brent has consulted and served as an executive coach to global organizations from startups to Fortune 50 firms in nearly every industry sector. He’s considered a thought leader in advancing Lean thinking in R&D, sales & marketing, purchasing, and other non-manufacturing areas.
Dedicated to “improving continuous improvement,” Brent is on the faculty of the Lean Enterprise Institute and is a regular contributor to The Lean Post with articles about value, strategy and leadership. He is also the author of The Fluff Cycle which describes an easier, more holistic approach to business improvement that combines systems problem solving with organizational behavior and customer psychology. Brent holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, an MS in Materials Science and Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Rochester. He has also authored 10 patents and serves as a volunteer startup business mentor through SCORE.