For more than four decades, Bill Fickling has held leadership positions and had impact for organizations in the financial industry.
Much of that began in 1986 when he helped found Mulberry Street Investment Company (MSIC), the private investment arm and family office of the Fickling family. MSIC has managed investments in hospitality, real estate, automotive, timberlands, and managed healthcare, among others. It was in the managed care arena that Fickling and MSIC had its greatest success, turning Beech Street Corporation, an unprofitable, regional preferred provider organization, into the second-largest, privately-owned PPO in the United States. With Fickling as its vice chairman, Beech Street was sold to Concentra in 2005 in a $170 million transaction.
Fickling also helped found and was board chair at Atlantic Southern Bank, a state-chartered, federally insured, community bank in his hometown of Macon, Georgia that grew to nearly $1 billion in assets.
In addition to his career in business, Fickling has a long history of service with Georgia-based civic and religious institutions. He serves on the Southern Region Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America, is a trustee at Wesleyan College, and on the executive committee of the Board of Trustees at Methodist Children’s Home, which provides services and opportunities for abused children.
Fickling graduated from the University of Georgia in 1982 with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).