Prior to teaching at Yale, Mr. Foster was a Director and Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company where he founded several practices including the Technology and Innovation practice, the healthcare practice and the private equity practice. From 1995 to 1998 he led McKinsey’s worldwide knowledge development.
Mr. Foster’s research interests are in the relationships between capital formation, innovation and regulation. Mr. Foster has written two best-selling books: “Innovation:
Mr. Foster is Managing Partner of Investment & Advisory Services, LLC. He is a Venture Partner with Lux Capital, and a Partner in Mansa Health Equity Partners. Mr. Foster is a member of the board of directors of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, Executive Committee, W. M. Keck Foundation, Executive Committee, Council for Aid to Education, Strategy Committee Chair, athenahealth, Nominating & Governance Committee Chair, Innosight, LLC, Lead Director, and Trust Company of the West, Audit Committee.
In addition, Mr. Foster is a member of the Yale School of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Board, Harvard Medical School Health Care Policy Advisory Committee, National Academies President’s Circle, Co-Chair, National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs Committee, Goldman Sachs Chambers Street Executive Network, Institute of Medicine, Healthcare Data Initiative Roundtable, Chair. In the past Mr. Foster has been a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Santa Fe Institute. Mr. Foster was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2008. Mr. Foster received his BS, MS, and PhD from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science.
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