Richard Wolfe

CEO + Co-Founder

Richard Wolfe co-founded Empyrean in 2006, building on his over 20 years of senior-level management expertise in HR outsourcing. Previously serving as Empyrean’s Chief Operating Officer, Richard took over as CEO in 2011, and brings a wealth of expertise in business-process outsourcing, benefits administration, and systems implementation from his experience working with some of the largest firms in the industry. 

Prior to founding Empyrean, Richard was Senior Director at outsourcing firm Synhrgy HR Technologies, where he provided significant business operation and product-development leadership. Synhrgy was later acquired by Mercer, where Richard served as Senior Operations Director and Principal, responsible for solution architecture and service delivery to large outsourcing clients. Richard also served as Senior Implementation Manager at Hewitt, implementing outsourcing services for large clients. 

Richard has been named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist three years in a row, was recognized as one of Employee Benefit News’ Technology Innovators (2017), and was listed as one of Employee Benefit Adviser’s Top Benefit IT Power Players (2016).  

Richard earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance and Economics from The University of Pittsburgh.