Patrick McCreesh

Dr. Patrick McCreesh is the Co-founder of Simatree, where he leads the strategy practice.

Patrick McCreesh

Patrick is a visionary in analytics and change management who passionately leads teams to build data-driven cultures and analytics centers of excellence for federal and commercial sectors. With over 15 years of advisory service, Patrick successfully leads teams through digital transformations and the development of analytics programs across the public sector and Fortune 500 clients.    


His clients have included the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and many agencies within the departments. His previous work with the government agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement has gained him the Innovation in Analytics award from the analytics professional organization, INFORMS.


Patrick led the design of the Chief Data Officer role and office for a Fortune 500 professional services organization, where he designed the first five pilot projects that collectively identified more than $15 million in savings during the first year of operations. Additionally, he led the effort to design the Analytics Center of Excellence for the Social Security Administration (SSA), where the team developed a five-year roadmap to build a more data-driven organization for the $1 Trillion Agency.  He also designed a series of data-driven programs for the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the latter of which was awarded the Innovation in Analytics award from the analytics professional organization, INFORMS. Additionally, Patrick has led digital transformation programs within the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and one of the ten largest privately held insurance brokerages in the world.    


Dr. McCreesh serves as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University and George Mason University  Business School. He recently published the book Workplace Attachment: Managing Beneath the Surface (Routledge, Taylor Francis 2019) and has publications featured on Bloomberg Government, the International Security Finance Monitor, and Public Manager. Dr. McCreesh is also a leader in the global change management community through the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). He founded and served as the President of ACMP DC before joining the ACMP Global Board of Directors in 2017.


Dr. McCreesh graduated from The University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs and History, received his Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, and completed his Doctorate in Public Policy at George Mason University. He lives in Vienna, VA with his wife, Courtney, and four daughters, Lizzie, Rose, Bridget, and Ginger.