Vicky Froderman


Violence in organizations is a people problem, which means Vicky Froderman’s background in organizational behavior, psychology and communication is put to good use working with clients to develop behavioral threat and workplace violence prevention programs and trainings. Vicky keeps up to date with the latest guidelines from leading associations and organizations on the forefront of thought leadership in workplace violence prevention. She transfers that information into training curricula on topics, ranging from behavioral threat assessment, de-escalation and workplace violence prevention to active assailant awareness and response. The curricula are custom-tailored to the needs and expectations of our public- and private-sector clients, including the U.S. government, financial institutions and defense companies.

Additionally, in line with our emphasis on client service excellence, Vicky oversees the production of all client deliverables and educational presentations to ensure they align with best practices and are produced with accuracy and clarity.

Prior to joining Sikich, Vicky was a Vice President with Hillard Heintze, where she oversaw the firm’s client deliverables and training with a keen emphasis on the threat and violence risk management practice area. She was also responsible for the firm’s brand identity, marketing materials and website, and managed a team of writers, researchers and graphic designers.

Before her work with Hillard Heintze, Vicky co-owned and operated a communications firm for 13 years, where she was responsible for developing and maintaining account relationships from start to finish, producing a vast array of communications projects for a diverse collection of clients, as well as handling all aspects of the business. Prior to that, Vicky served as the communications manager for a publisher of leading business-to-business magazines.


  • Master of Management, Marketing, Management & Strategy, and Organization Behavior, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Psychology, concentration in Business, University of Denver


  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)