Jake Stiles has been serving the Lean community since 1995. In that time, he has been instrumental in growing Stiles Associates from a niche recruiting agency to the premier Lean search firm in the country. Throughout the years, Jake has successfully completed every kind of placement from Lean Deployment Leader to CEO and brings to each assignment an unmatched level of understanding for position requirements, candidate dynamics, and organizational culture. He has also worked for clients across a wide spectrum of industrial segments including manufacturing, consulting, healthcare, and professional services.
As the success of Lean and continuous improvement have spread from factory floors to hospitals, financial institutions, and beyond, Jake has continued to build ties to thought leaders at the most innovative institutions. As a result, he is constantly increasing the scope and depth of the firm’s ties to outstanding talent with exceptional Lean pedigree and understanding of how to drive and sustain continuous improvement.
Jake is an active member of numerous industry associations and boards including the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. He has been interviewed and spoken widely on the topics of Lean, continuous improvement, and transformational leadership.