Management Team

John H. Foster

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Foster is a 37-year veteran of private equity investing and a successful entrepreneur/executive. He founded Foster Management Company in 1972, which managed seven private equity funds. Mr. Foster was founder and CEO of most of Foster Management’s portfolio companies including Foster Medical Corporation and NovaCare, Inc. He is HealthpointCapital’s specialist on China: Trustee the Asia Fund, Asian Cultural Council and a Founder/Advisory Board Member of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He was formerly a Board Member of Avon, Inc. and Corning Incorporated, a Trustee of the Asia Society, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on the Dean’s Council at the Harvard School of Public Health, and an Overseer of the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.
B.A. Williams College; M.B.A. Amos Tuck School

Mortimer Berkowitz III

President & Managing Director

Mortimer Berkowitz III - President & Managing Director Mr. Berkowitz has 24 years of private equity investing experience and is a seasoned and successful investment professional. Prior to founding HealthpointCapital in 2002, he had spent more than 20 years in private equity and investment banking. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee of Alphatec Spine, Inc. and Chairman of Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. Mr. Berkowitz is currently a member of the Board of Directors of BioHorizons, Inc. and MicroDental, Inc. He has served as a former Director of Nexa Orthopedics, Inc. and Physician Support Systems, Inc. and is currently a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2008, MD&DI magazine recognized Mr. Berkowitz as one of the 100 notable people in the medical device industry.
Columbia MBA - Harvard BA

Laing F. Rikkers

Ms. Rikkers is an experienced manager with a track record of building corporate infrastructures and effective organizations. Her principle roles at HealthpointCapital are as a member of the Investment Committee and as an advisor to portfolio companies in developing strategy...

John C. McCormick

Mr.McCormick's primary responsibilities are in private equity investing and as a senior member of the HealthpointCapital research and investment team. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Scient’x Groupe, SAS and currently serves on the...

John J. Chopack, Jr.

Mr. Chopack is an experienced professional in the orthopedic device industry. In addition to his private equity investment experience at HealthpointCapital since the Firm's inception, his direct orthopedic industry experience includes being a Sales Associate in orthopedic products for an...

Ariella P. Golomb, MD

Dr. Golomb brings expertise in medicine and strategy to HealthpointCapital. She is a member of the Firm’s investment team, manages the firm’s Scientific Advisory Board and other clinical relationships and oversees the operations of the Firm. Prior to joining HealthpointCapital,...

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick

Mr. Fitzpatrick spent 18 years working directly with John H. Foster and the Foster Management companies, including Hearing Health Services, The Pet Practice and Access World Wide Communications. Prior to joining Foster Management Company, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as Chief Financial...

Petra Hansen

Ms. Hansen leads the firm’s marketing and fundraising activities. She brings substantial private equity, marketing and investment experience to the firm. Prior to joining HealthpointCapital, she worked internationally with private equity managers on fundraising and strategic development projects. Previously, Ms....

Lauren Uzdienski

Ms. Uzdienski's primary responsibilities are to generate content for the HealthpointCapital blog and report pipeline, edit and market research products, manage content for HealthpointCapital's industry database and oversee the company's presence at conferences and industry events. In 2006, she...