Jeff Kahne, PhD

Jeff is a results-oriented advisor with extensive experience in all areas of organizational transformation and process innovation. He has demonstrated expertise in Six Sigma, Design, Lean, statistical modeling, change management and reengineering, in addition to strategic planning.

He has successfully deployed process improvement and design initiatives in healthcare, financial services, private equity, global logistics/distribution, chemical, semiconductor, industrial automation, medical, manufacturing, and service companies ranging from $40 million to $400 billion in annual revenue.

Prior to joining Firefly Consulting, Jeff served as a Business Architect leading process improvement within USAA, a Fortune 500 insurance company. He led process management and improvement initiatives for the company’s claims and sales processes, identifying over $50M in savings.

Jeff is a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He redesigned Air Force strategic planning models for Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine use and led Joint, Department of Defense, Nuclear Weapons Inspections agency, Combat Operations units, Intelligence Agencies, through data centric and team based strategic planning efforts.

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