JLS Performance Improvement, LLC is a minority, service disabled veteran owned company that specializes in performance improvement and education in quality improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma, and Quality Management
The Owner/CEO, Jesse Stevenson served 28 years with the U.S. Coast Guard. During the latter part of his military career, he obtained a Master’s degree in Quality Systems Management from National Graduate School (NGS) out of Falmouth Massachusetts. It was here where he was first introduced to Six Sigma, and that was the path altering moment. That is what sent him on the continuous improvement journey. Once retired from the Coast Guard, his focus shifted to continuous improvement using Six Sigma. Jesse earned his ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certification, began teaching Six Sigma courses and became a Quality Director. He has taught hundreds of students since 2008, guiding them through project after project, and starting a Brown Bag University teaching co-workers’ tools of continuous improvement. Other ASQ certifications and credentials that Jesse has earned are ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Associate, ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, an MBA from McKendree University and is currently wrapping up a Doctorate in Business Administration in Quality Systems Management. He was awarded (by his local ASQ St. Louis Section), The Waldo A. Vezeau Award For Technical Achievement in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of Quality, and most recently awarded the 2018 Adjunct Professor of the Year at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.