Robert F. Higgins
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration
Bob Higgins is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and a General Partner and Founder of Highland Capital Partnersin Boston. He created and currently teaches a course in the EC called Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services (EHITS). For several years, Bob taught the first year course The Entrepreneurial Manager. He is a member of the Health Care Initiative, the Social Enterprise Initiative, and the Harvard Faculty Committee for the MD/MBA program.
In 1988, Bob founded Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm managing over $3.0 billion in assets from university endowments, pension funds, families, and corporations. He has served on the boards of many successful companies. In addition, he has served as a director of the National Venture Capital Association and as President of the New England Venture Capital Association.
Bob has been an investor in venture capital for over twenty five years. Earlier, he was the Executive Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation in New York, a private foundation that supports programs in medical research and health care management. He managed two other New York foundations prior to the Hartford Foundation: the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Florence Vanderbilt Burden Foundation.
From 1971 to 1973, Bob served in Washington as the Assistant to the head of the International Division of the Treasury and as Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce. Prior to going to Washington, he was on active duty in the Army as an officer at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Bob is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was graduated from the Harvard Business School and Harvard College.
Robert F. Higgins: Received the 2008 Beatrice D. Ellerin Award from the HBS Health Industry Alumni. The prestigious and competitive Ellerin award recognizes an outstanding leader in the health care industry who has made a significant contribution to shaping her or his field.