Jamie Flinchbaugh is a lean author, speaker, and advisor. He co-founded the Lean Learning Center and co-authored The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean. He has advised companies such as Intel, Harley-Davidson, Crayola, BMW, and Amazon.com. Jamie continues to share his experiences as a Contributing Editor for IndustryWeek and blogger at JamieFlinchbaugh.com. He has helped build nearly 20 companies as either a co-founder, board member, advisor, or angel investor. These companies range from high-performance motorcycles to SaaS tools for continuous improvement. He holds degrees from Lehigh University, MIT, and the University of Michigan, and continues to teach and mentor on campus.