Our Team

Todd Sperl, Owner and Managing Partner

Todd is an enthusiastic, creative leader who can look beyond today’s problems to find tomorrow’s solutions, an out-of-the-box thinker not bound by the status quo. In addition to leading Lean transformations for hospitals and physician practices throughout the U.S. and Canada, he is an Adjunct Professor for the Oakland University Executive MBA program in Auburn Hills, MI.

Todd has co-authored three books on Lean Healthcare and the first iPad app for Lean Healthcare. He has presented at numerous regional and national conferences on Lean Six Sigma, change management and human resource assessment.

Prior to founding Lean Fox Solutions, Todd spent over nine years at St. John Providence Health in various HR and organizational effectiveness roles. He directed the deployment of Lean Six Sigma across SJH ensuring achievement of strategic goals and objectives. SJPH located in SE Michigan, is comprised of seven hospitals plus more than 125 medical facilities. Todd led, coached, taught and mentored Leadership, Black Belts, Green Belts and Process Owners in DMAIC, Lean, Change Acceleration Process and Work-Out methodologies. Prior to that, Todd spent over seven years at Competency Management, Inc. managing projects for Fortune 500 clients focused on training programs, satisfaction surveys, pre-employment assessment tools, executive development, behavior-based modeling, selection interviewing and in-basket exercises.

Todd is a GE trained Master Black Belt and Master Change Agent. He received his BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and a MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.

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Andrea Sperl, Manager of Marketing and Business Operations

Andrea’s vast marketing and interactive experience stems from 16 years in the advertising industry in various Account Management roles at BBDO, Campbell-Ewald, Doner and Media Genesis.  With expertise in integrated marketing strategy, some of her experience includes websites, apps, eNewsletters, eLearning, Search Engine Optimization, TV, radio, print, direct marketing, video production, and talent management.  Her drive and dedication contributed to successful campaigns for clients in industries like healthcare, automotive, law, non-profit, education, banking and telecom to name a few.

In 2010 her husband, Todd convinced her to bring her marketing skills and passion for efficiency to Lean Fox.  Today, Andrea enjoys her role managing the marketing and keeping the Lean Fox office running smoothly. For many years she has been applying Lean principles like PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) and 5S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) in her roles at the office and at home.  When it comes to cleaning rooms, she’s a strong believer in “doing today’s work today”, much to the chagrin of Andrea and Todd’s children, Allie and Mac.  Andrea earned her MBA at Wayne State University, Detroit MI and her BFA (graphic design) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  She enjoys gardening and bicycling. Connect with Andrea at LinkedIn

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