Travis Ratnam, Senior Consultant
Travis started his journey in Lean as a Black Belt with GE Industrial Systems in 1998. He joined CHEP Canada in 2004 as their Master Black Belt and lead their Deployment of their Lean Six Sigma based Business Excellence program. Due to his success with the Business Excellence deployment at CHEP he was promoted in 2006 by CHEP’s parent company, Brambles to lead the expansion of Business Excellence globally for Brambles across their business units. He was later appointed as the Global Leader for Business Excellence at Recall, which under Travis’s leadership delivered $15-20M annually in operating margin expansion which was approximately 2% of revenues. During his tenure at Recall, Travis also held roles as Global Chief Information Officer and General Manager, North America Central Region.
Travis joined Avintiv (a $2Bn Blackstone private equity portfolio company) in 2014 as the Vice President, Global Business Excellence where he successfully launched a Business Excellence program from the ground up. Under his leadership, Business Excellence projects at Avintiv generated incremental EBITDA of $30M and created over $250M in equity value; contributing to a very successful turnaround and sale of the business to Berry Plastics in 2016.
Travis has led Global Lean deployments in both large and medium sized companies, consistently delivering operating profit benefits greater than 1.5% of revenue annually. He has delivered training at all levels (Executive, Champion, Black Belt, Green Belt, Yellow Belt and White Belt) and mentored numerous Lean Six Sigma projects.
Travis is also an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Schulich School of Business, where he teaches the Lean Supply Chain Management Course and the Masters Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Travis holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from McMaster University (Toronto, Canada) and an MBA from York University (Toronto, Canada). He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Certified Project Management Professional.