Joseph Ricciuti, B. Comm, is the President and CEO of BIG Benefits and HR Services. He has over 35 years of experience and combines an extensive knowledge of the Canadian benefits and healthcare industry with a strong client focus and solid business sense. He is considered a leading expert in Canada on health and productivity strategies and brings proven experience with solutions for benefit plans and health and wellness issues to clients.
Prior to joining BIG Benefits and HR Services, Joseph served as the National Practice Leader, Health and Group Benefits for Watson Wyatt Canada and most recently as the Managing Director, Buck Consultants Canada. Joseph also served as SVP Group Benefits Division at Canada Life. From research to creating innovative solutions, he has helped organizations to optimize their benefits and healthcare program management. Joseph has worked with clients from a wide cross section of industries, public and private, union and non-unionized businesses. Some of the clients he consulted to are: Canada Post Corporation/CUPW, Ceridian, RCMP, FedEx, Homewood Health Centre, Hudson Bay Company, RIM, Ontario Government Management Services Board, Sears Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat. He is often called to speak at business and industry conferences. His volunteerism has included participation on a number of not-for profit boards and committees focused on healthcare, mental health and community services. He is an honours graduate of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.