Tony Parham is a seasoned, innovative executive. He has been called "The Launch-It or Fix-It Guy."™ 

As SVP, Head of Core Sales Optimization for Fidelity Investment's Workplace Investing business unit, Tony is leading initiatives to rapidly scale sales to small businesses in the "Core Market" -- i.e. businesses with $1M-$50M in Assets Under Administration (AUA). As SVP, Head of Sales Innovation & Enablement , he launched and led a team to drive differentiation, automation and digital engagement in sales processes.

Previously, as Vice President of Innovation & Strategy for the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (“FCAT”) and Fidelity Labs , Tony deployed new tools and techniques for innovation while instilling "innovation DNA" in Fidelity staff. He also co-designed the incubators process for potential new offerings, managed the Fidelity Patents Program and served as an entrepreneur-in-residence to identify new business opportunities.

 As Government Innovation Officer (GIO) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Tony advised the Governor and executive branch leaders on identifying, funding and executing high impact business change projects. As the first chief innovation officer for the Commonwealth, the GIO was accountable for improving internal government efficiencies and for the improved experience of outside stakeholders including residents, businesses and municipal governments.

GIO Video Profile    2014 annual report   2013 annual report

As Managing Director of TKG Management Consulting, Tony is experienced in leading high profile, global initiatives.

Tony has worked for (and consulted to) a variety of renowned corporations, including: Analysis Group, AT&T, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Clintara, CrossTech Ventures, Harte-Hanks, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lotus Development Corporation, Mattapan Community Health Center, Microsoft, New Marketing Labs, Quantum Associates and The Pulse Network.

A charismatic communicator, Tony has been a keynote speaker on a variety of topics.
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Selected Projects

Government Innovation Competition

fostering partnerships with startups

Budget Simulator

Web app enabled citizens to calculate the personal financial impact of government policies.


Web based innovation crowdsourcing platform

iCatalyst case study

Use-case testimonial from Commissioner of MA Department of Revenue

Innovation Fellowship Program

Created and led nimble team of Innovation Fellows to identify and execute impactful projects.

Life Sciences Technology Event

For Clintara, won audience’s award for Best Innovative Case Study Presentation.

Media, Events, Publications

National Sales Meeting 2024

400 Sales Leaders gather for an impactful conference on the topic of “The Art of Winning.” 

LinkedIn Post

Triangle Tech Speaker Series #10

“The Impact of  AI/Chat GPT/LLM on Business & Diversity”

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Parham Scholar Award

Peace University announces the Parham Scholar Award, recognizing young men and women of excellence.

LinkedIn Post

pitch: A competition for Black student-founders

Minorities to Majorities receives the 2021 Fidelity Community Catalyst Innovation Award via Duke and NCCU business schools.

LinkedIn Post

Business North Carolina: The Changing Look of N.C. Executive Power

Our first list of power brokers from historically underserved communities shows that North Carolina’s executive suites are diversifying.

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Innovation Leader Magazine Member Spotlight

Tony Parham, Vice President of Innovation & Strategy for the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) at Fidelity Investments, shares insights regarding innovation.

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Innovation Leader Magazine profile

IBM veteran Tony Parham jumped from the private sector into state government, when he was chosen as the first Government Innovation Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Tony Parham on Starting Up the Massachusetts Government Innovation Office

Tony Parham was named the state’s first government innovation officer by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2012. 

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Innovation Fellows Program

Inspired by the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellowship, Massachusetts has launched its own version of the program…

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Arizona State University doctoral study of MA GIO position

Tony Parham: Fostering Innovation DNA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Parham brings innovation to Massachusetts government

Tony Parham, Massachusetts’ government innovation officer, was one of the first chief innovation officers at the state level.

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StateScoop 50 Awards Honor Government’s Best

The StateScoop 50 Awards honor the best and brightest who  make state and local government more efficient and effective.

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Weaving Information into the Fabric of Government 

For anyone who’s ever stood in line at the DMV, the idea that government can be innovative might seem laughable.

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