Fred Schippa

Founder/Director - Management Consulting

Fred brings more than thirty years of progressive leadership in the financial services industry. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work both as an employee and as a management consultant for companies of vastly different sizes and levels of complexity; from small start-ups to multi-national firms with more than 50,000 employees. He has functioned as the head of Finance and Operations for a number of firms, but has, on occasion, also had responsibility for Human Resources, IT and Customer Service.

As the founder of The Gordian Group, which provided management consulting for a number of Fortune 100 companies, such as Liberty Mutual, New York Life and TIAA-CREF, he worked to introduce new products, develop new markets, and improve efficiencies. He has also held senior management positions with McGraw-Hill Education, EF Hutton Life, EquityKey and Retirement Capital Group, where he was also the firm’s Financial and Operations Principal.

Over the years, Fred has managed various projects and multi-year / division programs, often with teams spread across many states and time-zones. These projects and positions have given Fred a wealth of experiences and ability to quickly discern opportunities for improvement and viable solutions. Fred holds an MBA from San Diego State University and a BS in Accounting from California State University Northridge.

Fred grew up in the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles, but moved to San Diego after college where he has spent most of the intervening years. When not working, Fred enjoys hiking, volleyball, music and spending time with his wife Jennifer, and their twin sons.

Contact Fred directly at fred@risecg.com.  Or download his vcard by clicking here.