Jonathan-LeaheyJonathan Leahey


Jonathan is a business development executive at Myrtle. His experience includes leading large-scale, sustainable deployment work with numerous Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He also has experience implementing operations excellence in a variety of industries that include food & beverage, life sciences, consumer packaged goods and chemicals.

Jon graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washburn University. He continued his studies at The University of Iowa College of Law, where he earned a doctorate of Jurisprudence. Yet, he has been a “recovering attorney” for nearly 20 years, his continuous improvement career beginning in the 1990s. Jon was involved in the Six Sigma movement at its inception at GE, where he led a multitude of projects for GE Capital and was involved in the larger operating businesses in a broad array of initiatives.

Jon’s most recent client experience includes such businesses as:

  • Kellogg’s
  • Kraft
  • Siemens
  • Trane
  • Samsung SDI
  • Cintas
  • Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
  • Sunflower Marketing Group
  • Rexam PLC
  • Samsung Austin Semiconductor
  • Allstate Insurance
  • ING Financial

A member of the American Society for Quality, Jon has spoken and presented papers on topics ranging from sustainable green strategies and risk analysis to the transition of the Six Sigma methodology to manufacturing business environments.

When he isn’t helping clients design process improvement initiatives, Jon enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, snowboarding and adventure camping in the national forests in and around his home in Sisters, Oregon.