Bruce Ferland has over thirty years of management, investment, technology and international operating experience with small to large-scale companies including SymBioSys, iSoftStone, DarwinSuzsoft, Marsh & McLennan, Fidelity Investments, American Express and Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Ferland is the Founder of SymBioSys, Inc., a global consulting firm with services that include doing business in China, establishing new global business beach heads, creating captive business operations, inbound (FDI) and outbound investments (ODI), global M & A and strategic sourcing in China. As President of iSoftStone, Inc., Chinese IT services company, he managed North American and European operations. Bruce managed and led DarwinSuzsoft/Dextrys, a US and Chinese IT services company. Mr. Ferland joined Marsh & McLennan Capital/Stone Point Capital as a Principal in the private equity business, the CEO of a “start-up” Internet portal company and Chairman of a “start-up” Internet banking company.
Bruce held various executive positions with Fidelity Investments including the Executive Vice President responsible for Fidelity.com and Electronic Commerce, Senior Vice President and CIO of the Retail Group, Senior Vice President of Global Applications Development and Senior Vice President and CIO of Fidelity Investments Operations Group. Prior to Fidelity Investments, Mr. Ferland held executive positions within various American Express subsidiaries including the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of First Data Corporation/The Shareholder Services Group, Senior Vice President & Chief Applications Officer for The Boston Company and Vice President of International Fiduciary Systems for The Boston Company and Shearson Lehman Brothers. Bruce started out his career with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and was a Senior Systems Engineer and Project Leader focused on building health care applications in the Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield business lines (The Blues Division).
Mr. Ferland holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maine, Orono with a Computer Science minor. He served on company boards and was an advisory board member for external early stage companies.