Margi Ochs holds a BA degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from University of Rochester. She teaches Lean Six Sigma courses and assists students to apply and implement their studies through consultation, assessments and workshops to deepen their own knowledge and experience.
Margi joined the Center after teaching Marketing and Organizational Leadership courses at both the Simon School of Management at the University of Rochester and the Saunders School of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. Margi trained as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Xerox where she led over 60 projects in the areas of marketing, product development, strategic planning, customer service and manufacturing, totaling over $350M in revenue generation and cost savings.
After completion of her in-program training, Margi carried her LSS expertise into a variety of positions, including Worldwide Vice President, Office Products Launch, Consumables Marketing and Strategy, and Competitive Consumables Market Development. She served as a Lean Six Sigma loaned executive, consulting with over 80 Xerox customers on LSS implementation in their organizations and lead external projects to solve business problems in areas as diverse as supply chain optimization, medical lean process improvement, and product design and launch optimization. She also has extensive experience mentoring other executives who were first-time project sponsors and working with cross functional teams dealing with formation and strategic integration of LSS into business and organizational planning. Margi has spoken at a number of conferences and events on the incorporation of LSS into strategic planning.