About Us

When you work with MuggVentures, you get 30+ years of business experience.

Who is Mugg?

He’s John Muggeridge: a results oriented senior executive with over 30 years of experience at Fidelity Investments. Don’t let his MIT degree in Ocean Engineering fool you, John has experience in corporate real estate, public affairs, government relations,  community relations, and all things nonprofit.

John is a decisive leader with a proven record of identifying problems and opportunities, creating innovative solutions, and establishing strategic priorities that delivers successful results. John balances strategic direction, effective execution and relationship management while maintaining the highest degree of professional integrity and personal excellence. With expertise in high profile issue management ranging from government affairs to business continuity, John can tackle any project.

John has been recognized for organizing and effectively directing teams of professionals towards common goals in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.

Here are a few quotes from clients:

"John's knowledge of Rhode Island was invaluable to eMoney both before and after our expansion into Providence.  His advice and counsel enabled us to substantially accelerate the pace of our hiring and our integration into the Rhode Island community."   Megan Murray, CFO for eMoney

"John is an incredibly well networked connector, trusted advisor and loyal friend. He has his eyes and ears on the ground for building bridges and engaging with strategic intent. I'm very hopeful for many more opportunities to collaborate."  Jen Silbert, TechHire

"John's consulting project at Welcome House provided the Board with valuable information and insights into some of our assets/business practices.  He was responsive, easy to work with, and engaged well with staff."  Kate Brewster, Vice Chair at Welcome House

“John’s facilitation and organizational expertise resulted in a significant increase in the effectiveness of AIPC’s Board, the impact of the Commission’s programs, and the identification of new opportunities for institutional growth.”​  John Shea, Executive Director of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission

Services

  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Personalized Consulting/Connecting
  • Corporate & Public Affairs
  • Community Relations
  • Government Affairs
  • Nonprofit Boards
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Real Estate

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS, Boston, Massachusetts: 1990 - 2017

Leading financial services firm with 45,000 employees in 11 regional centers in the US and Canada, serving 20 million customers with $4.3 trillion in assets under administration.

Public Affairs, Vice President, Smithfield, Rhode Island:  2009 - 2017

Develops and implements strategic/tactical plans for government affairs agenda in Rhode Island and New Jersey to advocate for Fidelity’s policy priorities.  Develops and implements Community Relations programming that is aligned with the business, engages employees, increases the awareness of Fidelity amongst community leaders, and that has a positive impact on the community.

Regional General Manager, Vice President, Smithfield, Rhode Island:  2000 - 2009

Led Public Affairs function for Fidelity’s Rhode Island operations including Government Relations, Employee Engagement, Community Relations and Site Management. Increased local corporate profile during a dramatic business expansion including the construction of 750,000 square feet of office space housing over 2,000 employees. Coordinated corporate services functions during and following the expansion, including real estate, security, recruiting, employee relations and community relations. Firm grew to be the 4th largest for-profit company in the state.

Corporate Real Estate, Vice President, Smithfield, Rhode Island:  1996 - 2000

Served as the site executive during the establishment of operations in Rhode Island. Provided leadership and oversight to the corporate services functions as Fidelity transitioned into the state.

Corporate Real Estate, Vice President, Covington, Kentucky:  1993 - 1996

Oversaw the planning and the transition from a construction site to operating facilities at the 200 acre campus; ultimately the site encompassed three buildings with 1000+ staff.

Real Estate Planning, Director, Boston, Massachusetts:  1990 - 1993

 

COMPLIANCE ENGINEERING, Boxborough, Massachusetts:  1986 - 1990

Publisher

Start-up publishing company focused on regulatory and compliance issues in the technology sector.

Established and directed strategic vision, policies and procedures for publishing operation from inception.

  • Created, developed and launched publications, marketing, advertising sales and pricing strategies.  Subsequently grew business; within 4 years sales reached $1.2M.
  • Personally sold advertising, laid-out magazines, collected accounts receivable and managed mailing lists.
  • Negotiated and maintained contractual relationships with advertising clients, printers and fulfillment house.
  • Extended the brand through other products including seminars featuring industry leaders.

 

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS, Boston, Massachusetts:  1980 - 1986

Real Estate operations positions with increasing responsibility.

 

EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA:  BS Ocean Engineering, 1980

Northeastern University, Boston, MA:  Master’s Degree Coursework in Environmental Engineering:   1990 - 1993