Richard Foster, PhD

Senior Advisor

Dr. Foster has been on the HealthpointCapital leadership team for 8 years. He heads HealthpointCapital's healthcare IT initiative and provides guidance on healthcare technology trends. Dr. Foster is Chairman of the Board at Ancera Diagnostics,  and Director at Advantia Health, LeanTaas Analytics, Zocdoc, DrFirst, SQream Computers and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr. Foster started, developed and sold General Semantics, a machine learning company.   Dr Foster is also Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company where, during his 30-year career, he founded practices in healthcare, technology, innovation and private equity.   He is the Chair, Presidents’ Circle National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the Executive in Residence at Yale Entrepreneurial Institute.   Dr. Foster has written two best-selling business books on innovation: “Innovation: The Attacker’s Advantage” and “Creative Destruction”. Dr. Foster is not related to John Foster.  Dr. Foster received a B.S., M.S. and PhD from Yale University.