Jason Ward

Fidelity Investments

Jason Ward is a Vice President of Blockchain Product Management in Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), based in New Hampshire, USA. In his current role, Jason is responsible for monitoring the blockchain ecosystem, evaluating business applications for blockchain and curating the roadmap for the FCAT Blockchain Incubator.

Prior to his current role, Jason led Business Architecture and Strategy initiatives in Fidelity’s Pricing & Cash Management Services (FPCMS) division focusing on optimization of Fidelity’s Middle and Back Office service capabilities. In addition to providing support for a variety of strategic initiatives, Jason served as the FPCMS lead for blockchain research and development initiatives.

Since joining Fidelity in 2004, Jason has held various management positions including roles in Institutional Accounting, Trade Operations and Service Strategy. As the Head of Global Trade Operations Jason managed staff located in New Hampshire, Texas, and India and was responsible for the daily operations of cash securities, FX, mortgage allocations, tri-party repo, derivatives and collateral management operations.

Prior to Fidelity, Jason managed Institutional Fixed Income and Equity Accounting operations at Putnam Investments.  Jason also served in Defined Contribution / Defined Benefit plan operations at Fleet Financial Group and The Boston Company.

Jason currently serves on the Board of Directors for ISITC and is a member of the ICI Securities Operations Advisory Committee. He has also served on various SIFMA / AMF, ISDA operations committees as well as the Omgeo Americas Regional Advisory Council.

Jason holds a B.A. in English from St. Michael’s College, VT and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University.