Guy Parsons

Guy has worked with numerous PE firms in order to enhance deal success at all stages of the ownership cycle from due diligence to preparation for sale. Guy was a founding member of Lean Enterprise Institute, and was integral in developing the program for the annual Lean SummitSM. He worked closely with Jim Womack in developing and managing research projects, educational materials, seminars, and building a network of lean thinking leaders in industry. Guy worked closely with Mike Rother and John Shook to produce Learning to See, a powerful tool used to guide cohesive lean transformation activities. Guy Continues to be an active advisor to LEI. Prior to joining the Lean Enterprise Institute, Guy was president of Merlin Metalworks. Merlin is a small high-end titanium bicycle frame builder that Guy purchased and transformed from a batch and queue operation to single piece flow. Jim Womack was an investor and active board member. Before his introduction to lean thinking, guy was VP Corporate Development for the CML Group, a holding company consisting of Nordic Track, Nature Company, Boston Whaler and several others. He has also worked for Bain & Company in consulting, and for a venture capital funded start-up in the furniture industry. Guy received a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Connecticut College. He received an MBA from Harvard University, with a focus on manufacturing strategy and technology implementation. Guy has been a guest lecturer at Babson College, Harvard Business School, and MIT.

"A problem well understood is a problem half solved."

Guy C. Parsons is the founder of Value Stream Solutions (VSS). VSS provides Lean Business System consulting and leads Value Stream Mapping workshops and delivers inspirational presentations on Lean Principles. VSS is currently focused on delivering value to the owners of business at all sizes, from a $20MM privately held aircraft manufacturer to public corporations such as Starbucks and Johnson & Johnson. VSS has focused experience in the Healthcare arena with a broad range of clients on both the clinical and Pharmaceutical side of the industry. On the clinical side they have worked extensively with both Mayo Clinic and Partners Healthcare, the parent to Massachusetts General Hospital. VSS helps companies wishing to move from applying tools to their operations to creating a cultural shift in their organization.

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