John Wigginton is a Partner in Fortium Partners’ East region, where he helps companies gain a competitive advantage by leveraging information technology and security. His ability to build exceptional technical teams is complemented by his forward-looking perspective on IT transformation and innovation. John has solid expertise in cloud-based technology having successfully led numerous projects to consolidate legacy systems and implement new platforms. He has worked extensively in the areas of customer relationship management (Salesforce), enterprise resource planning (SAP), IT service management (ServiceNow), and centralized identity management (OKTA), to cite a few. His career experience spans the telecommunications, manufacturing, technology and venture capital and private equity sectors.
As a CIO and CISO, John led IT transformation efforts for the world’s leading telematics company with over 4500 employees and more than 40 locations globally. He led a range of complex projects to achieve success and facilitated post-merger integration initiatives impacting the IT and security teams. His work also included standardization of security risk and compliance structure, consolidation of technology resources and infrastructure, and implementation of a global security perimeter. For a Pre-IPO company, John delveloped and executed a roadmap to support the IPO and an aggressive growth trajectory. He reengineered the technology talent profile through hiring of experienced professionals as he focused on acceleration of capacity. His accomplishments also included development of a custom mobile application to provide improved data accuracy and revenue collection. He helped facilitate multiple global acquisitions for the company and developed a turn-key approach to rapidly absorb new entities into the tech stack while enabling sales and operations teams in new markets.
Reflecting his commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, John is an active member of Maine Angels, which makes early-stage investments in promising New England firms. He coaches new companies on technology challenges and opportunities and recently joined the advisory board for a cutting edge security company that is in the post quantum encryption space.
John graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University. He earned a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University and completed an executive management program at Harvard Business School. A veteran of the US Navy, John is a private pilot, scuba certified dive master, and motorcycle enthusiast.