Bob Barnes

Process Improvement Consultant

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robert [dot] barnes [at] nichols [dot] edu



  • MBA, Health Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • BS, Management Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Certifications & Licenses

  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Industry Experience

Internal/ external business consultant with over 35 years of experience leading Lean Six Sigma, continuous improvement, and other change initiatives in multiple industries.

  • Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt; Led Six Sigma initiatives for Fortune 100 financial services companies, developing new business models, achieving cost savings and enhancing customer value
  • Performance improvement/ process redesign for $350 million energy services provider
  • Continuous quality improvement leader for 2500 employee healthcare organization; $2.5 million cost savings/outcome enhancements
  • Lean Coach for 500 FTE community hospital & clinics, enabling cultural change leading to improved quality and streamlined operations

Courses Taught

MBA-732: Six Sigma