John Avery graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in 1986 and earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. He became head of artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics at Fidelity Investments in 2018. A seasoned investment professional, he served as a vice president and portfolio manager of the $5 billion Fidelity Fund from 1995 to 2018. Avery began his career as an investment banking associate and director of the analyst program at Alex Brown & Sons, after which he worked as an equity research analyst for Putnam Investments. Avery is a former trustee and member of the Investment Committee at Shady Hill School. He is the father of daughter Tess ’17 and son Larson ’20, and lives with his family in Cambridge, Mass.