Global Chief Technology and Operations Officer
Sebastian Blandizzi is Fiera Capital’s Chief Technology & Operations Officer and has more than 20 years of experience in strategic roles related to IT and operations. As a member of the Management Committee, he is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing initiatives that will ensure the evolution of our operations and achievement of our ambitious business objectives. He also oversees global cybersecurity risk management activities.
Before joining Fiera Capital, Mr. Blandizzi founded a consulting firm specializing in technological change and organizational transformation strategies focused on increasing business efficiency and profitability. In addition to providing consulting services, the firm also developed a prescriptive analytics platform leveraging artificial intelligence technology.
Previously, Mr. Blandizzi was CIO, SVP & Head of Global Solutions Delivery for the Investments and Global Group Divisions at Manulife Financial, having direct accountability for global systems and operations of over 300 applications and platforms supported by a distributed organization of over 800 staff across North America, UK and Asia. One of his noteworthy achievements during his time at Manulife was the creation of LoFT (Lab of Forward Thinking), a globally branded network of development laboratories focused on driving innovation and accelerated solution delivery. Sebastian also directed Manulife Financial’s enterprise data and analytics strategy and was responsible for aligning the company’s divisions to a common framework and technological infrastructure.
Mr. Blandizzi started his career at State Street, spending over 13 years in various roles and was Vice President and Head of Global Technology Services prior to joining Manulife in 2010.