Peter J. Sherman has over 20 years experience successfully designing, implementing and sustaining Lean Six Sigma (LSS) enterprise deployment programs. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional. As Partner for Riverwood Associates, Peter leads the company's Lean Six Sigma Certification program, as well as the deployment of Lean Six Sigma coaching and consulting services.
Peter formerly served as Director of Process Excellence for Cbeyond Communications – a publicly traded, $500M revenue telecommunications provider based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to Cbeyond, Peter was a Master Black Belt with AT&T’s Product Development Group for 10 years. Peter began his career in quality management working in Japan as a visiting M.I.T. Scholar in 1986-87. There he worked with Dr. Edwards Deming, the noted American Quality expert and learned Japanese quality practices including the Toyota Production System, Kaizen, and Quality Circles. Peter served as Lead Instructor at Emory University's Six Sigma Program in Atlanta, Georgia from 2008 to 2011. He also served on the iSixSigma Editorial Advisory Board from 2010 to 2011. Peter has written more than 50 articles in a variety of journals including Quality Progress, iSixSigma, Quality Digest, Quality Magazine, Manufacturing Matters, Hospitals & Health Networks, APICS Magazine, Inside Supply Management, Institute of Business Process Management, Business Performance Management, and Solutions (Supplement to Journal of Financial Planning). Peter holds a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida, a Master's in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Georgia State University. He is a member of APICS and Senior Member of the ASQ.