Jessie Depriest

Jesse DePriest

Certified Process Optimizer™
and Lean Expert

Jesse is a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt with a passion for process improvement and over 25 years’ leadership experience in manufacturing and service industries with a variety of roles including Director of Continuous Improvement, General Manager, Sales/Business Development, Product Management, Operations, Customer Service, and Product Development. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Operations Management, an MBA, and served in the US Army for eight years as an officer and helicopter pilot.


Jesse is an Adjunct Professor for Operations Management at the Midland University MBA program and teaches Lean fundamentals at the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. In addition to speaking and training, Jesse serves on the Iowa Lean Consortium Advisory Board, is a speaker for both ILC and the Siouxland Lean Consortium and facilitates monthly Lean coffees in the Omaha area.


Jesse lives in Omaha with his wife and family, and their dog Sophia. He is available to travel to any destination in North America.

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