John Chickering

John Chickering advises boards and senior executives on strategy, technology and operations. He has a track record of effectively bridging business operations and information technology to deploy diverse digital transformation solutions across large enterprises.  

As a pioneer in the development of digital archiving solutions, John’s work was cited in industry trade press and he wrote papers for peer-review publications. For the Department of Defense, he defined a system to store over 100 million engineering drawings across dozens of domestic sites. For Fidelity Investments, he deployed a cross-enterprise digital archive solution storing over 20 million pages annually.   

While serving as a chief information officer in Fidelity’s private equity portfolio, John built out the technology for a corporate off-site records storage facility and was a principal thought leader in forming Fidelity’s digital records archive strategy.  He led a multi-year enterprise digital transformation initiative that migrated complex high-volume customer communications from paper to eDelivery. The work, which spanned across multiple business lines and service providers, improved the customer experience, generated a triple-digit return on investment, and continues to save over 100 acres of forest each year.  

John’s board experience includes both fiduciary and advisory boards for commercial, educational, and other non-profit institutions where he has held various executive committee positions, including chair.  

John is a Fellow of the Association for Intelligent Information Management and is an occasional speaker at industry conferences and seminars hosted in academia. He holds a BS in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from the University of Maryland.   

John volunteers with several community service organizations and has led 15+ hurricane/storm restoration work teams on the ground in Mississippi, New York, Vermont, and Florida. 

John lives in metropolitan Atlanta, GA.