Carl Byers

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
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Carl Byers


Carl Byers is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Adjunct Lecturer on Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Byers also works as an Executive Partner at F-Prime Capital Partners, a healthcare focused venture capital fund whose sole limited partner is Fidelity. From 1997 to 2010, Byers served as Chief Financial Officer at athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHN), where he was a member of the founding team. After athenahealth, Byers worked as a consultant in micro-finance (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. Byers serves on the non-profit boards of Lexington Montessori School and The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University. He is also a director or board observer on the for-profit boards of Netsmart Technologies, Quartet Health, and VitalWare. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he earned a B.A. in the College of Social Studies. Byers 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 at Harvard University.



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