Jeff Ricchetti, Senior Vice President, co-founded Ricchetti, Inc. in 2001. In his 25 years as an attorney and federal lobbyist, Mr. Ricchetti has developed an extensive background in health, tax, insurance, financial service and pharmaceutical issues. In the four years preceding the formation of Ricchetti, Inc., Mr. Ricchetti was a lobbyist and consultant for Podesta & Mattoon, Ricchetti & Associates, and Public Strategies Washington.
During his seventeen years in Washington, Mr. Ricchetti has represented a variety of national trade associations and Fortune 500 companies, including the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Health Insurance Association of America, the American Hospital Association, the American Council of Life Insurers, the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting, the Magazine Publishers of America, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Sanofi Aventis, Ikaria, Navinet, Health Management Associates, Boston Scientific, Siemens, and Dow Chemical. Before becoming a consultant, Mr. Ricchetti lobbied on health and tax issues for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and served as the organization’s Director for Legislative Affairs.
Prior to working in Washington, Mr. Ricchetti practiced law for eight years in Cleveland, Ohio for the law firms of Waldheger, Coyne & Associates and McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber. He represented doctors and other health professionals on health, tax, corporate and employee benefits issues.
Mr. Ricchetti graduated with honors from Miami University in Ohio, and received his Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice in Ohio.