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.
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
DAVE HARRY, PMP® CSSBB, LBC CSM®
Mr. Harry, a.k.a. “The Process Whisperer®”, has more than 30 years’ experience as a project manager, business process improvement instructor and expert problem solver. He is an Associate Instructor for SSD Global Solutions teaching process improvement, project management, and team excellence courses. Following his military career, Dave taught hundreds of Lean and Six Sigma “Belt” and project management classes for various companies including KPMG Consulting, Northrop Grumman, Rolls-Royce Energy, the University of Tennessee, Training Modernization Group (TMG), and SimpliLearn. He was an Expert Trainer at Northrop Grumman and the Manager of Continuous Improvement at Rolls-Royce Energy. Dave is a retired U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, International Agreements Negotiator, and a U.S. Defense Attaché. He is also a Black Belt trainer and CEO of Process Whisperer® Consultants LLC in Greeneville, TN.
Dave has served on several leadership Boards of both the ASQ Lean Enterprise Division and the Institute of Industrial Systems (IISE) Operational Excellence (Lean) Division. He is also the Secretary of the IISE Nashville Chapter and served several years on the Conference Committees for the IISE Engineering Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) Conference and the ASQ Lean & Six Sigma Conference in Phoenix (March 2021). Dave has been awarded three Masters-level degrees in Management and in Systems Management.
Dave’s certifications and interests include: PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), Lean Bronze Certification (LBC) from the SME/Shingo/AME Alliance, Agile Certified Scrum Master (CSM®), ASQ International Team Excellence Awards Final Round Judge. Dave is also a Kata “Geek” and has attended seven Toyota Kata Conferences.
Jasbir Kumar CSSB
Jasbir Kumar has extensive general management and project management experience. He has managed large plants and complex industrial projects spanning more than 40 years while applying Lean Six Sigma practices for maximum productivity and efficiencies. Through his work, he was able to improve the operations at several organizations, including major Fortune 500 companies, and he has helped bring a variety of well-known consumer products to the marketplace. His work includes creating team-based, high-performance cultures in “Greenfield” plants, and managing kaizen offices. Jasbir has earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering and ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Today he spends his time as a consultant and trainer in lean Six Sigma culture and practices.