Lance Richardson| International Manufacturing & Supply Chain Senior Leadership Executive | Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt | Toyota Production System Consultant | Kaizen Specialist | Start-Up | German Fluent
"Steven is a well versed and experienced industry professional. He not only has a wealth of knowledge in the lean six sigma world with numerous deployments in aerospace, manufacturing and specialty services but also is an exceptional resource to have with social media, marketing and branding. Steven can mentor at all levels of an organization from the strategic and customer interface level to the process level with direct shop floor kaizen. He will go the extra step for his team to ensure everyone learns and feels successful."
I have worked with Steve for the last 6 months through the Six Sigma Management Institute. Without question, he is a world-class Master Black Belt, an excellent leader, and an even better mentor.
He can successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma within an organization, delivery best-in-class training, or execute kaizen, blitzes, or master black belt projects that will drive verifiable bottom line improvements with quick turnarounds across different industries.
Greg Uhlenhake, Regional Partner at Six Sigma Management Institute, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, Training (Onsite or Virtual), Management Consulting, Business Transformation, Operational Excellence
After working with Steven through the Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI), I have found Steven to have great know-how when it comes to Marketing, especially Online Social Media Marketing such as Linkedin . He optimized my profile and gave me valuable career advice. He also has a wide range of experience as a Lean Six Sigma Consultant and Lean Six Sigma and Minitab Instructor.
Steven is very energetic. Just look at his Linked Profile. He keeps going and going and going...
Bob Scanlon, Regional Partner at Six Sigma Management Institute, Management Consultant, Lean Six Sigma, Operational Excellence, Biz Ops Dashboards and Metrics Expert, Business Transformation, Training, Coaching, Kaizen
Steve Bonacorsi is one of the most accomplished professionals I've ever known. I consider Steve among a very small group of elite Lean Six Sigma practitioners. He has led some of the largest and most successful LSS deployments ever known and his mark on this field is indeed impressive. He is also the best I've ever seen in the field of social media and helped me immensely in positioning my consulting practice for success. His expertise, energy, and ability to master, integrate, and leverage the power of social media platforms are truly amazing. He is simply the best I've ever seen.
Dmaine Harris, Lean Six Sigma Management Consultant, Leadership, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Manufacturing, Business Transformation, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen Facilitator. Supply Chain, Operations, MBA
To call Steven merely an intellectual juggernaut would be an understatement. From marketing to mathematics, he knows it all and then some. He has an uncanny apt to get things done and he is willing to help others succeed along the way. Lean Six Sigma is in his DNA and he strives to help other adopt a lean way of thinking. Anyone who works with him at any capacity will come out stronger, brighter and wiser!
Wesley Tam Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB) | Agile Project Leader (PMI-ACP) | CSM | CSPO
Steven Bonacorsi is not only a multi-talented Lean Six Sigma expert but also an excellent networking professional. Steve and I collaborated on marketing efforts in promoting MindPro from Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI). I was promoted to Manager roles in several groups on LinkedIn as the result of his wonderful guidance in marketing and promotion. Steve has helped me personally in advancing my knowledge in marketing and networking as I am greatly appreciated as the MBA candidate at University of Denver. His technical capability as well as his talent as a Master Black Belt make him a great business leader in achieving Six Sigma Initiatives. I am greatly honored to be in his network of professional alliance.
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If you need a Master Black Belt (not in martial art) here is your man. a black belt is worn by an expert in their field so Steven is one of these hard to find experts with more than 126 recommendation. Great professional and super leader to his company. Keep up the good work!
Steve Towers, Process Management & CX pioneer > Top #30 Guru > Operations > Process Excellence > BPM > CEO BP Group > Amazon #1 Best Seller > Board Advisor
Steven is a prolific networker and respected authority in the business transformation space. Always a source of inspiration I have had the pleasure of working with him in several capacities and it is a pleasure to acknowledge the deep and broad influence on my efforts and the work of so many.
David Tang, Founder at Flevy.com - Best Practice Frameworks & Tools (used by Fortune 100) - Strategy, OpEx, Digital, Change, Process
Steven Bonacorsi is an Author at Flevy.com and a Media Partner with Flevy, helping us to reach the market through his extensive followers. Steven Bonacorsi is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with extensive knowledge of lean Six Sigma, Social Network Marketing, and overall Business Process Improvement.
As a customer and colleague of Steven, I've seen him give 150% of himself into everything he does. He is a wealth of knowledge and resources, and is very passionate about delivering a high-level of quality and excellence in client service. He is extremely intelligent and adept at explaining complex concepts in simple and visual terms for his audience.
Steven has selflessly dedicated his valuable time, support, and knowledge to help me be successful. He's very forward-thinking about his vision, risks, and partnerships. I whole-heartedly recommend him and look forward to working with him more often in the future.
I recommend Steven for his deep knoledge, skills, competency related to Lean Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen, process improvements, ...just to list a few.
He is a great and effective communicator, a coach everyone should listen to. Steve makes everyone approaching him be interested, involved in such relevant subjects, improving in this way their modus operandi.
“Steven Bonacorsi, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and being patient through all of our questions. Your passion and dedication to this line of work definitely shows! I enjoyed learning from you and I’m excited to continue applying these skills to work & life!”
“Steven Bonacorsi, The last 5 months have really passed by so quickly. Also because when you have so much energy that it reaches India, it says something about you and your passion towards your work. I don’t know what I would have done without you, your valuable notes, training specifically when everyone was on Christmas break but you were there teaching me, clarifying my doubts and taking my test. I will make sure I stay in touch with you. Thank you for great learning and leadership!“
“A big thank you to for training us all on lean six sigma. Your energy and enthusiasm was very infectious and you made the subject simple and easy to understand. And the dedication and seriousness with which you did it was very inspiring. You were also super flexible and supportive. You were up at insane hours like 5 am and 6 am your time to set up the GB and BB mock exams for the folks which really was super helpful. Also the wealth of material you shared with us will help us beyond the GB and BB exams. I wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.”
I want to recommend that Steven Bonacorsi be considered for the listing as an Influencer on LinkedIn.
Steven Bonacorsi has one of the extensive membership groups on LinkedIn, Lean Six Sigma, 280.000+ members; an extensive and influential listing of articles, publications.
Steven Bonacorsi is considered a leader in Lean Six Sigma and the field of leadership; strategic thinking and change across a wide range of industries.
Ed Feeny, Assistant to the Director at Lucas County Board of Elections
Steven is a recognized leader in the implementation of Lean Operating Systems and has proven to be a source of knowledge in the practice of building and sustaining the Lean culture in business operations. Steven has also been a resource for information in the implementation aspects associated in launching this type initiative.
Steven has been an asset in the implementation of Lean Operating Systems and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to companies' drive Operational Excellence and World Class operational standards
Steven Bonacorsi as the leader of the Lean Six Sigma Group, the largest community of business process professionals internationally, sets the standard for professional networking on Linkedin. The reason he’s the most connected Black Belt within the Lean community is that he’s so helpful to anyone seeking knowledge, advice or support.
I admire his master use of New Media (video, webinars, podcast and many other modern tools) in promoting various events and initiatives.
Steven also has very strong practitioner background and is passionate about what he does. That’s what makes him not only a professional networker but enables him to provide valuable knowledge and content to the community, people and companies he works with.
David Gels, Lean Sensei, Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Steven Bonacorsi is a Master Black Belt of the highest calibre. An engaging and insightful trainer, he brings real world experiences to the classroom. As a problem solver Steve take a practical approach while not cutting corners on proper methods to ensure causes are dealt with one time only. As a coach Steve is generous with his information and is a master at bringing the right people together in order to facilitate networking and learning. His leadership of the Lean Six Sigma Group has created a learning and networking environment that has been missing in the Lean Six Sigma community, and his active involvement makes this an incredibly valuable resource to all in the process and product improvement communities.
Steven has been a fantastic asset to the PEX Network, offering us creative and insightful guidance on developing our community and relationships within the Process Excellence space.
He has also helped me personally by improving my knowlege within the division we are building within Process Excellence focusing on BPM and beyond. He is always happy to go the extra mile with helping his clients, and I would not hesitate in recommending his expertise.
Venkatesh Upadrista, BU Head (Digital) - for UK&I, Benelux and Fr || Board adviser for digital start-up || Author (Digital)
In just a few months of my association with Steven, I have found him to be the finest brains in the world who have diverse knowledge not only in the area of Lean/Six sigma but into other areas of Process Consulting and Technology.
I also heard about Steven from some of my friends at GE and understood that he was the master-brain behind some very key innovations in the company. And the few who spoke about Steve carried the utmost respect for him.
Steven is definitely today's and the next generation thought leader in the area of process consulting and I wish him all the best. He is definitely an example to be followed by others to succeed in this dynamic industry.
Ron Jacques, Subject Matter Expert for Business, Manufacturing Process, Lean, CI, Six Sigma, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, High Tech
When it comes to Lean Six Sigma resources, Steven Bonacorsi is by and large my go to pick for the best business partner to be teamed up with when one needs the additional resources to assist in tackling the really big jobs. He maintains not only a level of professional capability that few can rival in the industry but can also provide that capability across a broad spectrum of organizational size, from the mom and pop start-up right on up through the Fortune 100 leaders. It takes a talented individual to understand the diverse needs of such a large cadre of global business entities, and I'm glad to have him in my corner when the need arises. I highly recommend him as the go to resource when the situation requires having some additional horsepower in your corner.
Steve Bell, Helping experienced Agile, DevOps & Lean coaches and teams realize their full potential. Two-time Shingo Prize winner.
Steven Bonacorsi is a global business leader. His passion for performance improvement is only matched by his skill - and both exceed the highest standards. His experience and his expertise are a powerful combination that every organization needs, and those that have been fortunate enough to secure his services have advanced well beyond their own expectations. Steve has tremendous vision and capability, and his leadership inspires others to do and become more.
Lori Hudson, Connecting the Dots through People, Processes & Profits.
Steven Bonacorsi, through the Lean Six Sigma LinkedIn Group, offers himself as a Lean Six Sigma leader, guide and mentor to all those interested in or involved in industries benefiting from Lean and Six Sigma initiatives.
Steven Bonacorsi has always impressed me with the activity he shows on LinkedIn. A passion for continuous Improvement allied with strong knowledge is the foundation of his success. Hes has an impressive network which allows him to provide the most accurate advice for customers and peers. I'm proud to be part of his network.
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"Steven Bonacorsi is an insightful Thought Leader who provokes others to rise to their potential through cognitive exploration and collaboration amongst other Performance Excellence professionals around the Globe.
I am most honored to be in his network of professional alliance."
Robert Reid, LSS Lean & Six Sigma Master Black Belt Business Consultant, Leoron PDI, SSDSI, SprintZeal, iCert Global, BABS
"I first came to know about Steven Bonacorsi in the Lean groups he promotes and soon realized his talent and that was the time when I approached him to review my book in distributed agile. He is a very detail oriented person which I was able to understand after he passed on my book review and I get that he has grasped the whole content of my book (in just a short span), as otherwise no one will be able to give such a detail review. This makes me differentiate Steven from other leaders in the industry, who always had given 50,000 feet level advices to others but Steven gets into micro level details without keeping time as a constraint and hence his advices are always accurate."
"I had the distinct pleasure of working with Steven at XONITEK and witnessed first hand his subject matter experise and mastery of Lean Six Sigma with clients. Steven has a unique ability to connect with clients at all levels within their organization. Equally important, Steven's second to none professional network, strong consulting tool box and cutting edge knowledge of the trends in our industry, with out a doubt, makes him one of the leading trusted advisors out the"
Steven Bonacorsi is one of those individuals who committs himself with outstanding energy to all the project. He is an absolute expert in process mgnt based on all leading methodologies (Six Sigma, Lean). I have been observing his various projects for years.
Many people, both beginners as well as very advanced professionals in process mgnt receive valuable, consultancy from his uncomparable experience.
Joe Dager, Business Development Action Research, Lean Marketing, Onboarding Freelancers
It always amazes me that the busiest people seem to be the ones that will take that extra step to help out. Steven Bonacorsi is one of those. He takes his time to offer assistance, advice and his expertise when called upon.
His mastery of LinkedIn, is not to be considered lightly. He has utlized this tool better than most individuals and organizations. As a result, he has built one of the strongest communities on LinkedIn and in the Lean Six Sigma field through out social media. Steve is a real powerhouse.
Steven Bonacorsi is The Professional in Lean Six Sigma. Thanks to his very appreciated Lean Six Sigma Group with over 61,000 members, and the active Chairmanship of ISLSS International Standard for Lean Six Sigma, Steven is of great and continuous support to the entire community of Lean Six Sigma professionals & organizations. His personal contribution to the coming International Standards for Lean Six Sigma Book of Knowledge (LSSBOK) will be the golden source for us all. Thank you Steven!!!
I raised a generic query to Steven Bonacorsi, and I am overwhelmed by the depth of knowledge that he shared with me. In my pursuit of knowledge Steven, on one hand, had detailed what ALL has to be done, & on another hand, HOW it has to be done to be successful in my endeavor.
On personal note, his valuable advice makes me believe that I sought advice from a person who’s a great Guide & also some of the few people who believes in helping forward. I hope I can be of some help to him someday. With gratitude & regards
Bin Bin Chua, Assistant Marketing Manager- National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
I first met Steven Bonacorsi in Malaysia in March 2011 for Design for six sigma workshop. I feel pretty impressive with his work for couching. It reflects that he is very passionate about his work.
He is a highly professional consultant with in depth market knowledge, great flexibility and good attention to the details. Apart from that,he is always willing to go the extra mile to give his business partner a helping hand. I'm strongly believe that he is a business partner tou can depend on. Keep it up, Steven!
Ger de Waard, Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt | Lean Six Sigma Consultant - Trainer - Coach | Project Manager | Lean Specialist
I have been connected to Steven for many years now on LinkedIn and can confirm like many others he is the advocate of Lean and Six Sigma in this social media network. I usually follow his discussions and try to learn from it and (re)apply his ideas. I think he is very is approachable (despite being a busy professional) and always finds the time to help others like me find their way. Steven Bonacorsi serves his network community extremely well with very high standards, knowledge and expertise and for those who want to find new challenges his network gives guidance as well. I therefore highly recommend Steve as an expert, and as someone who will always find a way to help the people that ask for his help
Cranston Darris, High Reliability Organization (HRO) Lead at VA New York-New Jersey Healthcare Network
I have observed and admired Steven's drive, determination, multiple talents, and success in doing all the things necessary to develop and grow a leading, international lean six sigma community of more than 60,000 people. I eagerly await his next articles and advice as well as his impact and influence in his role as President, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Consultant at International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS) in developing a book of knowledge standards for business process improvement. As a fellow professional and colleague I am delighted to provide an endorsement for Steven Bonacorsi.
Steven Bonacorsi is one of the founders of Six Sigma in the early days of GE. Today he is one of the key leaders to the much appreciated Lean Six Sigma Group with over 61,000 members.
I am glad that his quest for excellence in this field has not diminished and his current active Chairmanship of ISLSS International Standard for Lean Six Sigma is a testament. Steven is of great mentor and his continuous support to the entire community of Lean Six Sigma professionals & organizations is priceless. His knowledge is golden source for us all. Thank you Steven!
Steven Bonacorsi was brought in under recommendation of Michelle Brown, Universal American’s VP of Corp Performance Improvement, to lead a continuous improvement Leans Six Sigma event for our Part D Rebate program. Our rebate program represent $1B in annual invoicing from over 50 manufacturers.
During long hours spent with Steve working through our operations, Steve was the consummate professional. Who brings a length and breadth of experience and life-long education that is hard to find. He was able to keep our team focused on the vision of what our operations “could be” by using real world examples from successful results driven projects that he either led or participated in the past. He is also a strong leader, who is quick to challenge any member of the team, and prove with empirical (quantitative and qualitative) data how “change” is needed to meet “Team” goals.
I would recommend Steve as a proven results driven leader for continuous business process improvement projects.
I had the pleasure of working with Steven Bonacorsi on a Lean Six Sigma project at Universal American regarding the Part D rebate program which invoiced over $1 billion annually to approximately 60 manufacturers.
Steve provided indepth training on Lean Six Sigma tools such as FEMA, RACI, SIPOC, etc. He worked with every individual to ensure that each team member had a strong understanding of the tools and was incorporating the tools into thier jobs to ensure that the project goals were being met. Steve went above and beyond on this project by stepping in to complete tasks for team members that were falling behind due to other commitments. His drive and commitment to holding team members to their due dates helped to make this project a success. The end results was over a $13 million savings.
Steven Bonacorsi personally trained and certified 3,000 flag officers before finally transferring the Yellow Belt program to the Black Belts and Master Black Belt’s that completed the YB-TTT course. He started the Lean Six Sigma Symposiums for the first 2 years to help cross-command communications and best practice sharing. His work was instrumental in spreading LSS across the NAVAIR enterprise.
He personally coached Dr. Winters, Secretary of the US NAVY to set the Lean Six Sigma Standards for certifications, training which was integrated into the Leadership Development Program, and Led the development of the Federal lean Six Sigma Training and Curriculums across all NAVY commands which was later leveraged by the US Army.
his most noteworthy accomplishment while consulting fot the US Navy was in improving the overall Navy Readiness with the $40M Kaizen completed on the Warfighter Communication Software. These process improvements allowed faster software developments to increase safety, target precision, and increase the security of the troops.
Steven has personally mentored and develop so many thousands of NAVY and other Federal Groups leaders into the Lean Six Sigma Leaders changing the world today.
Steven in a top intellect that has been proven to drive results in whatever environment he is asked to serve. He has tremendous capacity and a strong work ethic.
Steven is an excellent manager. During my time working with him at General Electric, he consistently made himself available to mentor and support me during all phases of each Six Sigma project I was involved in.
In addition, Steven has an in depth knowledge of the best practices involved in planning and implementing quality projects. Because of this managers at multiple accounts consistently looked to him to improve broken processes and technologies. They also recognized that he was an excellent teacher and looked to him to develop Six Sigma training plans. He enthusiastically took on these responsibilities and implemented programs like the Six Sigma Lunch and Learn where different phases of a DMAIC project were covered in detail. Everyone who worked with him enjoyed it.
I highly recommend Steven as a manager, leader, and mentor.
“Steven Bonacorsi is one of the most well-connected and knowledgable Lean Six Sigma guys that I've had the pleasure of meeting. He's always got an incredible buzz of activity around as he helps others out on their process excellence journeys, connecting people with both information and others who can help them develop their careers in Process Excellence. I'd be surprised if there are many Lean Six Sigma practitioners who don't know him - but if you don't I'd recommend getting in touch”
“Steven Bonacorsi's network, knowledge and passion for Process Excellence is second to none and it is always a pleasure to work with him to build increased engagement across the industry. I first worked with Steven as a consultant at our annual Process Excellence Network events and awards programs in the US, and since then have gone on to form a strong relationship to further bring together the Lean Six Sigma Community. I look forward to this continued relationship and sharing ideas as the industry progresses..“
Megan James, European Business Development Manager at S A Partners - Helping Organizations achieve Enterprise Excellence
“Steven Bonacorsi is probably the best connected Lean Six Sigma person that I know! Most importantly though, he's keen to put his connections to good use and the grow sharing of L6S best practice on a global scale. My team and I have learnt a huge amount from Steve when it comes to developments in this community and I have no doubt that we will continue to do so in the coming months.
Anybody who's anybody in this community will have met Steve along the way - if you aren't connected with him yet you should be!”