Amy Riccardi


HCM2020’s CEO and Founder, Amy Riccardi, is no stranger to the entrepreneurial world. “I have never taken a traditional route to get anywhere in my career,” says Riccardi, “It really is not my ‘thing’ to conform because I am always looking at business problems and pondering how to fix them and make them more efficient. I think this is a good thing for our clients because we bring a deep commitment to people in the workplace from a wide range of organizational cultures and experiences.” Riccardi brings more than 20 years of extensive senior executive experience serving public and private companies, federal and state governments, and associations and non-profits. Her experiences focus on strategic human capital, education/professional development, marketing and communications for well known organizations. The list of her accomplishments can be found in her Linked In profile but her passion is at the core of HCM2020’s philosophy that ‘people come first’.

“If you look at the studies and data it is really clear that organizations that take good care of their employees see higher customer satisfaction and increased margins and returns. But what we see is that some organizations just can’t seem to break the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality to bring their organization into the 2010’s. It’s understandable that in this economy, most executives are focused on the immediate tasks at hand so stepping back and working ‘on’ the business is not something that happens often enough. This is where HCM2020 comes in.”

Riccardi is a guest lecturer at Georgetown University and George Washington University on change management.  She is also a widely published author on human capital and eLearning topics and frequent industry speaker on the workplace of the future and women and leadership. She is often found gaining inspiration at northern Virginia wineries where she has started her newest venture, Love VA Wine, a Virginia vineyard marketing firm. Riccardi is also moderating a Lean In circle called “Reston Rocks!” inspired by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In“.