Debbi McCreary

Debbi McCreary

Edon Connect – Summit Optimization Group – CEO

Debbi McCreary is President and Founder of Summit Optimization Group (OG), LLC, a woman-owned, business process improvement company, specializing in value creation for their clients.  Her mission is to partner with our clients to create strategic advantage by delighting their customers or patients with unparalleled value creation.  Headquartered in Georgia, Summit OG provides national consulting services, across various industries, to organizations seeking cultural improvement, efficiency gains, revenue enhancement, and cost reductions.

During her tenure in corporate leadership positions, Debbi recognized that organizations needed to become more strategic in process improvement.   Also, she recognized a market opportunity 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 culture change, 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.  She focuses on full organizational deployments, strategy alignment, executive and employee education, sales and marketing throughput and reach, accounting and finance, customer service, including sales handoffs, simulation and modeling, including lean design for facilities, staffing, and organization process change.  She utilizes her direct financial and operational experience and expertise to help her clients target and calculate financial and efficiency returns.  These returns create positive ROI for Summit’s engagements and the client organization realizes substantial margin gains. Her approach, expertise, professionalism, and positive energy are sought by her clients, peers and staff.

Debbi has an extensive background in private equity owned companies, legal firms, healthcare, shared service, manufacturing, blood banking, treasury operations and cash management and distribution.  She has held management positions in operations, treasury, financial management and process improvement in multi-billion dollar corporations.

Debbi is an experienced board member.  She utilizes her expertise in publicly and privately held firms to offer expert guidance and partners with board members and executive management.  She has implemented board goverance in her LSS implementations and for new boards and reinstallation of board members.  Additionally, she has performed audits and compensation assessments including implementing measurements to ensure compliance.  Debbi is skilled with strategy and offers insights others usually don’t think to pro-offer.  Her rapport with investors is based on years of working with companies to determine strategy and how to increase their interest and their confidence.

She has been a frequent guest speaker with the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP), Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), the American Association of Blood Banking (AABB), American Society of Quality (ASQ) and the America’s Blood Centers (ABC) Quality Council, colleges and technical schools, and corporate events.  She holds certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Six Sigma Trainer, and Certified Treasury Professional.  Her affiliations include AFP,  AABB, iSix Sigma, and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  Debbi is a Board Member of the Macon, Georgia Exchange Club, Board Member and Vice President of Operations for the Kellogg Executive MBA Women’s Association, CFO of LEHI Consulting, LLC, and Board Member andTreasurer for her neighborhood association.  She received a BA in Accounting from Georgia College and State University and has earned a certficate in Business Analytics at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.  Debbi earned her Executive Master of Business Administration at Kellogg Northwestern University, in 2022.  She also holds a certificate in Mastering Sales from Kellogg.


Cash Management

Design and implementation of financial transactions shared services

Operational and financial assessments

SOX Implementation and Assessments

Strategy Design and Implementation

System Implementations/Re-Implementations



Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Six Sigma Green Belt