Cheryl Jekiel

Lean Leadership Center

cherylCheryl M. Jekiel is the CEO of the Lean Leadership Center which helps CEOs of innovative companies and organizations who view their people as a competitive advantage to weave Lean principles into the fabric of their company culture so they get sustainable, constantly improving results that exponentially change the business.

The Lean Leadership Center partners with companies to drive results by building the skills of their leaders, redesigning human resources practices and improving the culture of their organization. The Center’s resources include workshops, presentations, virtual learning communities, publications and various other on-site supports.

Ms. Jekiel served as Vice President of Human Resources at Flying Food Group, LLC, and Chief Operating Officer at Parco Foods, LLC.

Prior to her recent senior leadership roles in Human Resources, Ms. Jekiel served for five years as Chief Operating Officer after several other leadership roles at a specialty bakery in the Chicagoland area. She has developed an expertise in Lean manufacturing with a particular focus on Lean cultures. Ms. Jekiel has made countless significant improvements in reducing operating costs and leveraging a Lean culture to obtain new business. She has over 30 years of manufacturing experience.

As the author of Lean Human Resources: Redesigning HR Practices for a Culture of Continuous Improvement, Ms. Jekiel brings a tremendous passion for Continuous Improvement and is committed to building HR for Lean enterprises as a recognized field of work. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, Ted, and their dog, Sid.

Contact Lean Leadership Center to learn more about how our resources can help your company improve your organization’s leadership and overall success at 708.362.1664.