Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz is the Founder and Chairman of Chaifetz Group. He founded ComPsych Corporation in 1984. As Chairman and CEO of ComPsych he has grown the company to be the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and the leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, work-life, wellness and outsourced HR solutions. ComPsych provides services to over 55 million individuals and 20,000 organizations throughout the U.S. and 120 countries. Dr. Chaifetz is the most frequently quoted expert in the behavioral health/workplace field, appearing regularly in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, 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.
Named to Crain’s Chicago Business Who’s Who list every year from 2004, Dr. Chaifetz is a member of the American Psychological Association, The Economic Club of Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of several public and private corporations which currently include Access MediQuip and Edgewater Funds, 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, 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.