Nicole Friedberg

  • Master Black Belt and Project Manager 
  • Instructor, Six Sigma Programs

Nicole has over 15 years of engineering, Lean Six Sigma, and Project Management experience in the defense, aerospace, automotive, financial, and academic industries. She received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and earned her MBA from Drexel University with a concentration in Business Analytics. Nicole is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Master Black Belt program. She is also a certified PMI Project Management Professional (PMP).

During her career, Nicole has designed and implemented four lean six sigma training/certification programs and helped develop numerous others. Her focus for training program development is learner-centered, reaching the needs of all students. She has personally facilitated over 80 improvement projects and mentored over 150 Green and Black Belts. As a mentor, Nicole provides valuable project scoping, analysis, and improvement recommendations on projects for many industries in a consultant role.

In addition to Nicole’s Lean Six Sigma experience, she has personally managed organizational projects ranging from program design and implementation to software vendor selection and implementation.

Nicole is a graduate of Lockheed Martin’s Operational Leadership Development Program and continued her career to obtain experience in supply chain, system safety engineering, quality engineering, lean six sigma organizations, industrial engineering, and project management.

Nicole is thrilled to be back at the University of Michigan to pursue her passion for lean six sigma, project management, and teaching.

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