Debbi McCreary


Debbi McCreary is President and Founder of Summit Optimization Group (OG), LLC, a woman-owned, business process improvement company, premised in Lean Six Sigma. Headquartered in Lizella, Georgia, Summit OG provides national and international consulting services, cross industry, to those organizations seeking cultural improvement, efficiency gains, revenue enhancement and cost reductions.

During her time in corporate leadership positions, Debbi recognized that organizations needed to become more strategic in process improvement. As well, she recognized a market opportunity with a consulting model where consultants can execute project deliverables while educating and working with company employees to achieve continuous process improvement skills. These skills empower employees to drive results including revenue enhancement, cost reduction, increased margin and customer and staff satisfaction, long after the engagement has ended.

Debbi’s uniqueness in approach is the hallmark for her success in her profession. Whether she is focused on full organizational deployments, strategy alignment, executive/employee education, simulations and modeling, including lean design for facilities, staffing and organization process change, she utilizes operational experience and expertise in a multitude of functions as well as finance and accounting principles to help her clients target and calculate financial and efficiency returns. With most clients, these returns not only pay for Summit’s engagements, but the client organization realizes substantial margin gains from the project work alone. Her approach, expertise, professionalism and positive energy are sought by her clients, peers and staff.

Debbi is co-owner of the business patent for Summit OG’s process improvement methodology, Healthcare Executive Alignment and Readiness for Transformation,, and has been awarded service marks.

Debbi has an extensive background in healthcare, manufacturing, blood banking, treasury operations, cash management and distribution, and has held management positions in operations, treasury, financial management and process improvement in multi-billion dollar corporations including IKON Office Solutions and Healthsouth. At HealthSouth, she led a five year reconstruction and two year restatement project while designing and implementing go-forward processes still used today.

She has been a frequent guest speaker with the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP), National Association of Children’s Hospitals (NACHRI), the American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) and the America’s Blood Centers (ABC)Quality Council, colleges and technical schools and corporate events. She holds certifications as a Master Black Belt, Six Sigma Trainer and Treasury Professional. Her affiliations include AFP, NACHRI, AABB, iSix Sigma, Texas Hospital Association (THA) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Debbi received a BA in Accounting from Georgia College and State University.

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