Richard A. Wiedenbeck

SVP, CIO at Ameritas

Rich Wiedenbeck was born in California and lived in 26 states and countries before settling in Nebraska. He graduated with an associate degree in information systems from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Alameda University in Boise, Idaho. He also obtained a master’s degree in project management from Stratford University in Falls Church, Virginia.

Wiedenbeck has worked in information technology for over 30 years with experiences in the defense, manufacturing, consulting and software industries. He began his career with Ameritas in 2010 as vice president of information technology. Wiedenbeck was elected senior vice president and chief information officer in 2013.

Wiedenbeck serves on the Forrester Client Advisory Board, Novarica Technology Research Council, the VC/PE Advisory Council for Insurtech and the board of directors for Dental Select, LLC. He is also a member of the American Management Association and Society of American Magicians.

He was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2020.



  • SVP, CIO

    Current role