John A. Jackson HON FBCI, CORE, Executive Advisor, Fusion Risk Management
John brings to Fusion over 30 years of industry leadership and is widely regarded as an early and current visionary in enterprise Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery. John was awarded the Business Continuity Institute's first ever North American Lifetime Achievement Award and has been awarded an honorary FBCI (Fellow designation) certification from the BCI based on his experience and contributions to the industry.
Dating back to 1980, John originally founded Chi/Cor Information Management's IT consulting practice and was instrumental in developing the industry's first contingency planning software solution. In 1984, John joined Comdisco Disaster Recovery Services and was instrumental in launching and leading their recovery center and consulting businesses. In his 18 years with the company, John ran Comdisco’s Operations and Consulting businesses, Comdisco's European continuity operations from 1994 thru 1996, established several Asia-Pacific recovery businesses during the early 1990's, and was named president of Comdisco Continuity Services in 1999. In his capacity leading Comdisco's worldwide services organization, John managed through the division's sale to SunGard in 2001, after which he moved on to general management positions with Hewlett-Packard and IBM, running their U.S. continuity services organizations and achieving record financial results for IBM BCRS during his tenure.
John co-founded Fusion in the fall of 2005. Today, John is very active in contributing to the industry by serving on the Executive Advisory Board of Disaster Recovery Journal and the Editorial Advisory Boards for Continuity Insights and the Disaster Resource Guide. John currently serves as a board member of the Business Continuity Institutes’ US Chapter and serves as the National Vice President for the InfraGard National Members Alliance. In addition he has served as the InfraGard Chicago Chapter President and Membership Officer.
In 2012, John Jackson received the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the internationally- recognized Business Continuity Institute.
In 2013, John was awarded the honorary certification of Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (hon FBCI) joining an elite global group of industry-leading Business Continuity practitioners.