Dr. Carrie Picardi, owner and principal consultant of Indigo Partners of CT LLC, is an organizational psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience in corporate human resources, consulting, and academia. Presently, Dr. Picardi is an associate professor and chair of the Human Resources and Leadership Program for the University of Bridgeport’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her research focus is on employee performance management, and she has published several peer-reviewed research papers in this area. Dr. Picardi is the author of two textbooks, Research Methods: Designing and Conducting Research With a Real-World Focus (Sage, 2013) and Recruitment and Selection: Strategies for Workforce Planning and Assessment (Sage, 2019).
In addition to her teaching and scholarly endeavors, Dr. Picardi continues to successfully design and lead pro bono HR and organizational development consulting projects for her graduate students with local nonprofit organizations. She strongly believes in leveraging the knowledge and skills of her students to serve the needs of the community while at the same time offering the students valuable real-world experiential learning opportunities. Outside of academia, Carrie serves on the board of directors for the Urban League of Southern Connecticut.
Carrie's experience on global consulting engagements has included the areas of leadership development and coaching, assessment centers, competency model development, job analysis, training program design, performance management strategy, and building high-performance teams.
Mr. Anthony Lopez, a principal consultant of Indigo Partners of CT LLC, is the CEO of The Digway Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower individuals in marginalized populations who may otherwise not have opportunities to receive a quality education and other resources that are critical to developing into a successful and productive member of one's community.
Anthony has more than a decade of experience as an educator and educational leader for an array of public and private institutions, including the role of Dean of Students. In addition, Anthony is a dedicated public official for the town of Greenwich, CT, currently serving as a Town Legislator.
Anthony is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport, holding both a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an MBA. He is also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Mu Delta honor societies.