Frank S. Foster

Operating Partner

# Business Development
# P.E. / V. C.
# Product Strategy
# Sales
# Startups
# Strategy
# Turnaround

Background:
I have served as a chief executive, senior executive, and board capacities in a wide range of media, advertising and communication organizations. Drawing upon deep business and operational experience, my strategic leadership in sales, advertising, business development, and leadership has consistently driven outsized financial results.
Highlights

Carlyle Partners: Executive Vice President & Principal, Global Media Practice - Worked closely with growth companies to leverage technology in the media and entertainment space

TiVo Research: Senior Vice President & General Manager - Developed a big data approach to advertising effectiveness and helped increase the value of TiVo before selling to Rovi for $1.1B

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AT&T AdWorks (now Xandr): Co-founder - Tech-focused advertising efforts (See Abstract)

erinMedia:
Co-founder - Big data company to challenge Nielsen Media Research; sued Nielsen in federal court for anti-trust in 2004, Nielsen settled the lawsuit two days before the trial in 2008

Education:
Iowa State University - B.S., Mathematics, Physics, English

Industries

# Advertising

# Analytics

# Blockchain

# Digital Media

# AdTech / MarTech

# Entertainment

# SaaS Development

# Social Media

# Big Data

# Telecom

Awards & Organizations

Named Co-Inventor of 7 U.S. Patents in the areas of:

- Big Data

- Error Correction

- Artificial Intelligence

- Pattern Recognition

US Patents: 7383243, 7302419, 7236941, 7197472, 7194421, 7146329, 7139723

Frank S. Foster
“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they're making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment.”
—Lou Holtz, former American football player, coach, and analyst

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Comment:
The author offers interesting insights in how to approach difficult problems in entrepreneurial endeavors and how to move forward when bad things happen.
Still On My Bucket List:
Climb Mount Everest.
Best Business Advice:
Fail Often. Fail Fast. Fail Cheap. —Sir Richard Branson