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Cornellians in Private Equity

Michael Foster

J.D. , B.S.

Managing Director
RFE Investment Partners (New Canaan, CT)


Mr. Michael J. Foster is a Managing Director at RFE Investment Partners. He serves as an Investment Manager of several private equity investment funds including as a General Partner at RFE Associates IV, LP and a General Partner at RFE IV. Mr. Foster joined the firm in 1989 after having represented the firm for over seven years. He has been actively engaged in the private equity industry since 1978. Previously, Mr. Foster was a Partner at O'Sullivan Graev & Karabell where he advised many private equity firms in scores of investment and acquisition transactions. Earlier, Mr. Foster was an Attorney at Debevoise and Plimpton.


Mr. Foster holds a B.S. and a J.D degree, both magna cum laude, from Cornell University. He was a member of the Cornell Law Review and the Order of the Coif.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Foster has been a Director of Healthcor Holdings Inc. since October 1991 and was elected to the Board of Directors in connection with the purchase by RFE Investment Partners IV, LP (“RFE IV”) of Series B Preferred Stock of Healthcor Holdings Inc. Mr. Foster currently serves as a Director of several privately held portfolio companies of RFE Investment Partners V, LP and the other investment funds managed by RFE Management Corp. He is currently a Director of iMedX, Brook & Whittle, Extrusion Technology, and Nudo Products. He is a Director, Member of Audit Committee, and Member of Nominating and Governance Committee of Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. Mr. Foster has served on the Boards of Directors of more than portfolio companies of RFE Investment Partners. He was a Director of Res-Care Inc. since 2001 and served as a Member of the Executive, Audit, and Compensation Committees. Mr. Foster was a Director of Community Health Systems Inc. and ReLife Inc. He was a Director of Metalico Inc. since June 2001. Mr. Foster served on the Board of Directors of Sterling Health Care Corporation.