Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ComPsych Corporation
Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz is founder, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych Corporation, the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and the leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to over 62 million individuals and 23,000 organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 to smaller public and private companies as well as government entities throughout the U.S. and 120 countries.Dr. Chaifetz is the driving force behind the company's vision, product, market direction and commitment to always over-deliver on customer expectations. He also inspires the company's culture by promoting core values that focus on passion, dedication, integrity, quality, value and a "Build-to-Suit" approach of programs designed for each client.
Named to Crain's Chicago Business Who's Who list of Power Players regularly since 2004, Dr. Chaifetz is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Executives' Club of Chicago and Vistage International. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of several public and private corporations which currently include Access MediQuip, Edgewater Funds, Trading Partners Holdings, NueVista Holdings, and non-profit organizations such as The Field Museum of Natural History, the Miami University Farmer School of Business, Saint Louis University Board of Trustees and TCS Education System. In 2007, he was named Saint Louis University's Entrepreneurial Alumni of the Year and was inducted into the University's Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.
Dr. Chaifetz is the most frequently quoted expert in the behavioral/workplace field, appearing regularly in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, , Bloomberg/BusinessWeek and Time. He also appears frequently on numerous radio and television programs as an expert on trends in the workplace, psychological effects of world events and the impact of economic trends on the work environment.
Dr. Chaifetz, a licensed neuropsychologist, is a magna cum laude graduate of Saint Louis University and received his Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.