Our history

Our first office in cartagena, Colombia

The early days

Since our story began, providing value to our client's business was our main goal. Our founders both owned companies in the Transportation and Logistics Industry.

Having that experience prior to starting Lean Solutions Group allowed them a unique understanding and gave them insight on operational gaps within the industry. They were able to leverage that knowledge to help clients with the demands of back office support.

Robert Cadena, one of our founders, was born and raised in Colombia, providing an advantage to the unique culture and understanding of the people and the talent.
"Colombia is a country full of talented, committed graduates eager to jump start their professional careers and be the best at what they do. Seizing the opportunity, we started filling back office positions."

Starting off small

That’s when, in 2012, Lean Staffing Solutions landed in Cartagena, Colombia with the mission to create the best and most seamless nearshore experience for US-based companies looking to set up their satellite offices.

Working with us, operational costs would immediately reduce, and being in the same time zones, would provide an uninterrupted workflow, which was important to our client’s success.

Our secret recipe

Guiding our clients throughout the entire process was key, from deciding which positions needed to be filled, to closely select each employee through interviews. Our co-managed process entailed an effortless transition to a nearshore service.

Our promise was and will always be simple- let us do the complicated and tedious work while you concentrate on growing your business.

As we co-manage the entire service, it made sense for our employees to share our client’s culture and mirror that in Colombia. Everything that happened in our client’s company, happened in Colombia, ultimately helping us have a streamlined process and boost performance.  

Our growth

Today, Lean Solutions Group has 5 main offices: Cartagena, Barranquilla, Bogota, Medellin, and Bucaramanga. We offer multiple solutions for businesses to grow utilizing our suite of services, Staffing, Tech, Sales, and Marketing. We have over 150 satisfied clients and over 2800 employees.
Lean Staffing Solutions has ranked 2 years in a row on the Inc.500 list for fastest-growing private companies in America and has participated in major industry events such as Freight Waves and the TIA.


As our story carries on, we will continue providing the highest quality services for our clients. Our Solutions reduce operational costs and boost company performance to greater levels, as well as providing an attractive growing pool of talented candidates for their teams.