Carl Byers brings more than 15 years of experience in healthcare to his role as Executive Partner.
Carl was on the founding team at athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHN), where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2010. At athenahealth, Carl was responsible for the company’s finance, legal and corporate technology teams and served as a key advisor to the CEO as part of the Senior Leadership Team. When athenahealth was a private company, he built the company’s financial systems and led seven rounds of equity and subordinated debt financing, raising more than $70 million to support the company’s development. Carl led athenahealth’s $96 million 2007 Initial Public Offering, which the Wall Street Journal named as the year’s most successful. In his tenure, he also held various operational roles at different times. Prior to the founding of athenahealth, Carl was a Senior Consultant in Booz, Allen & Hamilton’s New York office, where he worked in the financial services and health insurance industries. Carl teaches entrepreneurial finance at Harvard’s Kennedy School where he is an Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy. He is a director at Lexington Montessori School, a co-trustee of the Bush Trust and an advisor to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University (CT).
Carl holds a B.A. from Wesleyan and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration program.