Executive Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Rick Spillane is Head of Global Investment Strategy for Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, and a leading online brokerage firm. Mr. Spillane joined Fidelity in 1988 as an analyst and portfolio manager of Fidelity Select Technology Portfolio. He served as U.S. Director of Research from 1988 to 1994, when he was named Chief Investment Officer for Fidelity International Limited in London, which was founded in 1969 to provide investment management services to investors outside the United States. In this role, Mr. Spillane oversaw the company’s investment organization in Europe and acted as co-portfolio manager for the Fidelity Funds International Portfolio. Upon returning to Boston in 1997, Mr. Spillane was named Group Leader for the Income Growth Group, oversaw the international operations of Fidelity Management & Research Company and was named head of U.S. Equities in 2001. He assumed his current role in September 2002.
Mr. Spillane is also Vice Chairman of Fidelity’s Political Action Committee and a member of Fidelity’s Ethics Oversight Committee, FMR Investment Committee, and the Board of Fidelity Investments Life Insurance Company. Before joining Fidelity, Mr. Spillane was an analyst and portfolio manager for Eaton Vance Management in Boston for 10 years. Prior to Eaton Vance, he was a chemical engineer for Union Carbide Corporation in Tonawanda, New York, from 1972 to 1975. Mr. Spillane also serves on the Board of Xaverian Brothers High School. He is a member of the Investment Committee for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Catholic Schools Foundation. Born in 1951, Mr. Spillane received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 1972. He received an MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School in 1977. Mr. Spillane is a Chartered Financial Analyst.