Robert F. Higgins

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Bob Higgins is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and a Founder and General Partner at Causeway Media Partners. Causeway is focused on backing young growth companies in sports media. Bob is also Founding Partner at Highland Capital Partners.  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 addition, he has served as a director of the National Venture Capital Association and as President of the New England Venture Capital Association.

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.


  1. 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.