Rick Fondriest is a Managing Director in Deloitte Consulting's Federal Services practice. He has been involved in a wide range of consulting assignments specializing in program management, business process re-engineering, system development, identity management, and smart card and biometric technologies. Rick is the Deloitte Consulting lead for Veteran hiring and retention focusing on supporting the Veteran transition into Deloitte and addressing transition challenges. He led the development of Deloitte’s transition program and has spoken on the challenges faced by Veterans. He has supported numerous Veteran-focused efforts including leading Deloitte’s efforts at the 2016-2018 DoD Warrior Games and organizations including Dog Tag Bakery, USO and Student Veterans of America. He started his career working for the U.S. Navy as a program manager responsible for the acquisition of warships.