Carl Byers

 

Chair, Finance & Fundraising Committee

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Venture Partner, Fidelity Biosciences

Carl Byers is a Venture Partner at Fidelity Biosciences, a healthcare focused venture capital fund. In addition, he is a teacher and an advisor in the area of entrepreneurship. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he created an Entrepreneurial Finance course.

He advises early stage ventures and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University. From 1997 to 2010, Byers served as Chief Financial Officer at athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHN), where he was a member of the founding team. He led the company’s Initial Public Offering in 2007, which The Wall Street Journal named as the year’s most successful. After athenahealth, Byers worked as a consultant in microfinance in Chile and as the financial officer of a health and water related social venture in India. Prior to the founding of athenahealth, Byers was a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York.

He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where Byers earned a B.A. in the College of Social Studies. He was a Business Fellow at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also earned a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He lives in Lexington, MA with his wife and three children.