Latasha Akoma

Latasha is an Operating Partner at GenNx360 Capital Partners. She brings over 25 years of managerial experience in all aspects of manufacturing, operations, and business strategies. Latasha is a detailed and process-oriented professional with hands-on experience leading safety, quality, cost, and product launches in a lean production environment.

She brings strong leadership, management, and technical experience in executing business objectives to achieve operational excellence. Latasha’s focus is driving strong performance, operational efficiencies, and profitability across the GenNx portfolio companies in addition to working with its deal team to identify and evaluate new opportunities.

Most recently, Latasha held several executive leadership positions at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. She joined HDMC as the Director of Operations in 2009, responsible for vehicle assembly and materials management. In 2011, she was promoted to General Manager of Tomahawk Operations where she was responsible for two facilities, implementing a new labor agreement, lean manufacturing, productivity and launching one of Harley-Davidson’s most significant motorcycle launches. Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Latasha was a Senior Manager of Paint Operations at Chrysler (formerly DaimlerChrysler) where she held a variety of increasing senior leadership positions in operations and general management.

Latasha serves on the board of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD), one of the nation’s largest cabinet makers. She also serves on the board of Lion Electric Company (NYSE:LEV), a leading OEM in transportation electrification in North America.

Latasha holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Energy & Robotics from Howard University.