The LCM Team

Lean Channel Management was founded in 2010 by alumni. We help companies achieve their sales potential through optimized product listings, performance analysis, and shipment process improvement. Our services go beyond simple “representation and sales” to provide a range of support and training for a whole solution that is cost effective and gets results. We use LEAN thinking, tools, and leadership practices throughout our work to drive out waste that costs you and your customers money.


David L. McLean – Senior Partner

David has over thirty years in senior leadership roles within sales management, marketing, manufacturing and technology. He is an alumni of Microsoft and most recently

David functioned as the LEAN Supply Chain improvement “subject matter expert” for Amazon Retail teams, served as Operations Manager for Amazon Warehouse Deals, and coordinating the Project Office across Amazon Transportation, Supply Chain, and Retail teams as part of Amazon’s overall Vendor supply chain improvement effort. David has worked within Fluke Networks, Meridian Sports Holdings, Johnson Worldwide, and Head Sports in business unit management, product management, sales management, and engineering management roles.

David holds an MBA in technology management.


Kathy McLean – COO/Partner

Kathy has over twenty five years experience in senior leadership, formal project management, operational oversight, and financial management for corporations and non-profits. She has significant experience with search optimization within the Amazon A9 search engine. Kathy manages operations, finance, and item setup workflows for LEAN Channel Management.

Kathy holds a BA in Design.


Agen G.N. Schmitz – Senior Manager

Agen has over 14 years of e-commerce content and marketing experience. After three years as Senior Editor with the Electronics Store, he started a freelance business to provide rich product content, blog posts, and targeted buying guides to support a wide range of Amazon groups — Computers, Cell Phones, Sports & Outdoor, Tools & Home Improvement, Home & Kitchen, and Jewelry.

Agen holds a BA in American Studies.