Jana Spruce, MBA



Jana is driven to understand how things work. She spent her early years in some of the best (and worst) aerospace organizations, learning about the complex systems in missiles, spacecraft, and airplanes, but becoming ever more fascinated by the most complex system of all, the people. Jana enjoys applying systems thinking, quality principles, and ethnographics, to the corporate environment to help companies assess, measure and improve their cultures.

Her consulting practice has served high-tech industries such as aerospace, biofuels, optics, biotech, RF electronics, non-profits, and private equity.  She works with executives to develop collaborative leadership teams, strategic plans, effective management systems, and improved cultures. Jana and her team of consultants help CEOs, boards, and acquirers to better understand the culture and inner workings of organizations.

Jana is an accomplished executive, lecturer, and consultant with more than 25 years of management, engineering, and consulting experience. She is a skilled leader and creative problem solver with outstanding communication abilities. She is particularly effective at working across complex functional lines within organizations. She has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Cal Poly, SLO and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA.


Jana has five children, and she enjoys experimenting on them with various management techniques. She often writes about applying culture principles to your family.