“As we continue to grow our global impact, it is crucial to inspire accessible innovation for all. We are excited to welcome Jeff to the team and we encourage everyone to join IN and advance their accessibility journeys alongside us.”
– Jill Houghton, President & CEO, Disability:IN
Jeff has a distinguished career with Fidelity Investments over the past 28 years. Jeff started Fidelity Investments as a Mutual Fund Representative and worked in a variety of roles including multiple Pilot Start up Roles. In March of 2010, Jeff obtained the Certified Financial Planning Certification, and in 2016, Jeff Founded the Fidelity Investments Enable Employee Resource Group. Today there are 5,147 active members.
In May of 2018, Jeff Co-Founded, and was the Director of the Fidelity Investments Office of Customer Accessibility. Since April 2020, Jeff established and was Director of the Fidelity Investments Procurement Accessibility Program.
Jeff is proud to say he is legally blind with a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), and has been an avid user of assistive technologies including Screen Readers and Magnifiers for over two decades. Jeff has the IAAP CPACC Certification, the ADA Title II, III Coordinator Certification and is completing the DHS Trusted Tester Certification.
Jeff is married to his wife Carla of 24 years and they have two daughters, Trishna 19 and Mimi 15. The Wissel’s live in Cincinnati Ohio.