President & CEO
Creato Performance Solutions
Del Mar, California
Ian is President & CEO of Creato, a position he has held over 20 years. This follows a successful career in management that included long-term employment with Voluntary Hospitals of America, Kaiser Permanente, and McKesson. His last corporate role at McKesson was as Director of International Business Operations where he worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
In his current capacity Ian oversees Creato's large engagements and directs company resources to ensure the success of Creato clients. Over the years this has included assignments at Pfizer, United Healthcare, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Blood Systems Laboratories, and Adventist Health System, among others.
Ian is also responsible for raising Creato's visibility on the national stage and is recognized as an author and public speaker on issues related to performance improvement in all industries. He has served on the faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for over 22 years, and recently received their Distinguished Service Award for his years of voluntary service. Ian currently conducts two-day programs on Lean and Six Sigma at regional seminars on behalf of ACHE all over the U.S.
He has published multiple pieces for the Journal of Healthcare Management, Managed Healthcare Executives, Becker's Hospital Review, and many other professional journals. In his speaking and writing, Ian always takes time to recognize the work of Creato clients, assisting them to achieve national recognition for their work in performance improvement. He currently writes a monthly column for Quality Magazine.
Ian is board certified in healthcare management from the ACHE, and holds a Master's degree in healthcare management from the University of Michigan. He is also a certified Six Sigma black belt. In 2011, Ian was recognized by The San Diego Business Journal as one of the region's most accomplished "Health Care Champions."
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM