Collaborate + Connect

At the Richmond Technology Council, we connect you.

Who We Are

RichTech, Richmond’s Technology Council, is a member-driven association of businesses and organizations working together to ensure the continued growth of central Virginia’s dynamic technology-based economy. RichTech supports the growth of existing technology industries and identifies Greater Richmond as the location of choice for new and emerging technology companies.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, RichTech serves to promote the region as a technology center and provides a vehicle for addressing the needs of central Virginia’s dynamic technology community.

Originally formed in 1989 as the Central Virginia High Technology Network, RichTech became one of nine technology councils in 1996 following the formation of the Center for Innovative Technology and the appointment of Virginia’s first Secretary of Technology. Since that time RichTech has supported our members representing technology producers, users and service providers, but also the supporting industries, organizations and institutions.


  • Chairman, Dan Garfi – Sr. Manager, Information Services – Altria Client Services, Inc.
  • Vice-Chairman, Mark Wensell – CIO – Peak10
  • Secretary, Mike O’Neil – Director – Capital One
  • Treasurer, Steven M. (Steve) Piascik – Founder and President – Piascik
  • Immediate Past Chair, Margaret “Lyn” McDermid – CIO – Federal Reserve Bank System
  • Membership Chair, Skip Goodwillie – SLAIT Consulting
  • Finance Chair, Steve Fox – CIO – Virginia Department of ABC
  • Programs & Events Chair, Lori Jennings – Principal – CRTProsearch
  • Forums Chair, Glenn Davis – President – BranCore Technologies LLC

Full Board of Directors

  • Robby Demeria, Executive Director
  • Tracy Dickerson, Financial & Operations Manager
  • Lindsay Ryman, Programs Manager
  • Andrew Lamar, Government & Public Affairs Consultant

Our Members



Peak 10

Capital One




Slait Consulting


Vaco Technology

Piascik CPAs



Impact Makers

QTS Data Centers

Member Directory

At RichTech, we're all about our members and we have over 175 of them. There are names you know and probably some you don't. Take a moment and learn more about the companies that make us who we are.

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5 Major Benefits of Joining Richtech


Hosts more than 60 events annually, connecting business with local providers, introducing new faces to the community and helping members build their brand through networking and exposure.

Professional Development:

Provides free access to a variety of forums from industry and business growth to individualized career development.

Economic Growth:

Recognizes members’ successes and excellence in technology while working with other regional organizations to attract jobs and talent.


Works with regional and statewide Elected Officials to ensure Virginia remains business technology friendly and safeguards central Virginia’s long term goal as a vibrant tech community.


Acts as a catalyst to promote, support and collaborate with other area tech groups and Councils across the Commonwealth expanding member benefits beyond the region.