Home of Leaner Six Sigma (LrSS)™, Leaner Manufacturing, and Lean and Agile Project Management (LAPM)™
We believe strongly in the art of elegant problem-solving!
SSD Global Solutions specializes in Simple, Smart Decision-Making–
Our classes can be delivered at your company or online LIVE in real time. We also offer public classes and train-the-trainer opportunities. We teach you to be the consultant and fix your own problems.
We provide executive-level Critical/Creative
SSD Global employs only the best and most seasoned professionals who offer stellar reputations and references.
SSD Global Solutions has worked with some of the largest utility and nuclear companies in the U.S., such as Southern California Edison (SCE), South Texas Project (STP) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) where our training programs have resulted in millions in documented ROI that we will happily share with potential clients or students.
Retail/Grocer experience includes Wal-Mart Bentonville Corporate Offices and Ahold, the holding company for Giant Grocery Stores and Stop N Shop. Other retail experience includes Safeway. Insurance companies include Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Fidelity.
a team of professionals
TERRA VANZANT STERN, PHD
PRINCIPAL, SSD GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC.Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD., PMP, SPHR/GPHR. is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and the principal of SSD Global Solutions, Inc. She has held a number of board positions to include: Chair, ASQ Lean Enterprise Division, Chair, Strategy and Development for Colorado Human Resource Association, Chair, ASQ Denver, Chair, Rocky Mountain Quality Conference and Curriculum Chair for Projects with Industry (who worked placing developmentally disabled adults in the workforce community). Dr. Stern is a USAF veteran who has written several books and articles on problem solving, process improvement and leadership. Her most recent books, Lean and Agile Project Management and Lean Six Sigma: International Standards and Global Guidelines are available in bookstores and Amazon.com. She has worked with George Washington University, Baker University and CSU developing programs in the areas of practical statistics, leadership and critical thinking. Her newest work focuses on the area of Lean Negotiations with an anticipated release date of early 2018. All of her programs are fun and entertaining to the student and draw from several different adult learning theories. Other publications by Dr. Stern include: Lean Six Sigma: Practical Bodies of Knowledge, HR Concepts for Project Managers, Leaders Asleep at the Wheel and her dissertation: “The Paradox of Corporate Darwinism – Why the Fittest Don’t Always Succeed in Corporate America.” Current Clients/Partners of SSD Global Solutions include TVA, SCE, AHOLD, Jefferson County, Colorado, NG, and Fidelity. Recent partnerships include Cross Knowledge, Francis & Taylor Publishing, New Horizons Learning Centers and IT Pro TV. Dr. Stern also offers personal business coaching as well as training for middle managers interested in making the next step to the “C” Suite. Although this is a confidential service, she can provide one-on-one references from successful clients.
RICHARD J WELLS, PHD
Richard J. Wells, PhD serves as a Principal Consultant. Originally, a Mergers and Acquisitions Professional and subject matter expert, Dr. Wells’ interest evolved in serving the public sector as an advisory consultant and educational partner.
Dr. Wells has worked independently as a project manager on large scale projects with government entities as well as Fortune 500 companies. His hobby is tutoring students in the area of practical statistics and advanced mathematics.
Dr. Wells has over 20 years of consulting experience with government entities, such as the USDA and FDA as well as the States of Texas, California, and Colorado. Areas of consulting have included executive coaching, process improvement, and project management.
Dr. Wells speaks fluent Spanish and Japanese. To reach Dr. Wells directly call or text: 202-466-1662.
FIRMIN NDEGES, MEA
INTERNATIONAL LIAISON & LrSS INSTRUCTOR
A French and English Speaker,
Mr. Mais has over 35 years experience with Fortune 500 companies in sales, marketing, training, and business development in various senior leadership positions. He is currently the Director of Marketing for Ricoh Corporation in the technology sector. He leads their Project Management office for the Marketing organization. His experience includes leading a wide array of cross-functional process improvement and project management initiatives in the public and private sectors.
Mark has also served on multiple non-profit boards and is currently on the board of the Audio Information Network, which provides services for the visually impaired. He, and his wife Holly, also own Eagles Nest Home Group a residential Real Estate brokerage with Keller Williams Executives Realty in the Colorado area.
Mark’s certifications include; Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Project Management Professional (PMP). He also has his Master of Business Administration degree and Certified Technical Trainer certification from