Who owns IASSC?
In 2020, IASSC was acquired by PeopleCert, a global leader in exam delivery and the certification of professional skills. PeopleCert is dedicated to continuing IASSC’s history and tradition of being a true independent third-party certification. PeopleCert will own and operate IASSC with the mission of bringing certification best practices to the Lean Six Sigma industry.
Robert Shank and Scot Shank are the founders of IASSC. Scot Shank has a track record of establishing innovative, popular offerings into the Lean Six Sigma industry and market. For more about Scot Shank visit LinkedIn. Robert Shank is an executive with a history in the Lean Six Sigma Industry. For more about Robert Shank visit LinkedIn. Prior to acquisition, IASSC’s parent company was Red Stake, Inc., which is privately owned by Scot Shank. Red Stake, Inc. owns a portfolio of companies, two of which are in some manner affiliated within the Lean Six Sigma Market — Open Source Six Sigma LLC (“OSSS”) and SixGrid LLC (“SixGrid”). OSSS publishes and licenses courseware. However, like IASSC, OSSS does not provide Lean Six Sigma related training, mentoring and coaching, or consulting services in any manner whatsoever. Additionally, use of the OSSS courseware is not required or encouraged in order to achieve IASSC Accreditation or Certification. SixGrid is a project management software application that is used by practitioners to track and manage Lean Six Sigma projects and programs. Additionally, use of SixGrid software is not required or encouraged in order to achieve IASSC Accreditation or Certification. The IASSC Accreditation and Certification criteria are entirely independent. IASSC is an independent third-party certification association and prides itself on the mission it has established to bring certification best practices to the Lean Six Sigma industry and market.