Todd Sperl

Lean Practitioner, Oakland University/Lean Fox Solutions, Huntington Woods, MI, USA

Todd Sperl is an enthusiastic, creative speaker, lecturer, author, trainer and process improvement expert who looks beyond today’s problems to find tomorrow’s solutions. As Managing Partner of Lean Fox Solutions, Todd’s vision is to improve the patient care experience from one health care touch point to the next. Along with facilitating process improvement projects, Mr. Sperl is an adjunct professor lecturing on Lean and how it can impact the quality of patient care - Oakland University’s Executive MBA program.

Currently, Todd is partnering with MCS Media to develop a series of apps for mobile devices, focusing on the practical side of Lean management. The initial app – Practical Lean for Healthcare – was launched in Dec 2013 and has been downloaded in over 30 countries across 5 continents. Today they have over 20 apps available that focus on Lean.

Mr. Sperl is an accomplished author with several books to his credit including “Kaizen Demystified,” “Practical Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare,” “Value Stream Management for Lean Healthcare” and “Activity Doesn't Mean Achievement - Identifying Waste in Healthcare.”

Todd presents at numerous regional and national conferences on continuous improvement, change management and human resource assessment. Mr. Sperl received his BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls and an MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Todd can be contacted at or visit to learn more about Mr. Sperl’s range of experience, recent presentations and blogs.


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Laura Martin-Samala

Continuous Process Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner helps organizations achieve, but is also a fundamental core competency of their personal make up. That is why  innovative companies are looking for people that use the LSS way of thinking at every level. In this age of “Big Data”, “IOT” and “AI”, ... read more