Updated: Mar 31
Manhattan, New York, New York, February 7, 2021 – Bridge Point Capital (BPC) today formally announced that Randolph B. (Randy) Cohen, has become the latest addition to its Advisory Board. Randy is the MBA Class of 1975 Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurial Management at Harvard Business School.
"We are pleased to welcome Randy to join our Advisory Board," said Co-founder & Co-CEO Mark Young. "Randy is a well-respected leader in the key areas where BPC is focused on, making his appointment a strategic and integral part of our company’s growth. We look forward to working closely with him."
Mr. Cohen teaches finance and entrepreneurship at HBS and has previously held the positions of Associate Professor at HBS and Visiting Associate Professor at MIT Sloan. He currently teaches Field X and Y at HBS, courses for students who are starting businesses while obtaining their MBA. Last year he advised over 100 startup businesses in his courses. He also co-created the Alternative Investments course for Harvard Business School Online, which is taken by thousands of students and professionals each year. Mr. Cohen’s main research interests are the identification and selection of money managers who are most likely to outperform, as well as asset allocation, risk management, and anything else related to building great investment portfolios. Cohen has studied the differential reactions of institutions and individuals to news about firms and the economy, as well as the effect of institutional trading on stock prices. Other research areas include municipal securities, cryptocurrency, and longevity insurance.
"BPC has created tremendous momentum in bringing American healthcare technologies to penetrate the vast Asian market," said Randy. "I look forward to working alongside my fellow Board members and the management team to drive the business forward."
In addition to his academic work, Cohen has helped to start and grow a number of businesses, mostly but not exclusively in the area of investment management and has served as a consultant to many other companies. He is co-founder of PEO Partners, an asset-management firm which specializes in liquid private equity, a research interest of Cohen's for over 20 years. Cohen serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and helped launch ExSight Ventures, a small VC specializing in therapies for vision loss. His podcast, Dangerous Vision, in which he interviews fascinating people who have some connection to blindness, is available on iTunes and all other major platforms. Cohen holds an AB in mathematics from Harvard College and a PhD in finance and Economics from the University of Chicago.
“We are very fortunate to have such a seasoned investor and entrepreneur within our Advisory Board, who is ready to help facilitate the growth of our current and future portfolio companies," said Nadia Tian, the Co-founder and Co-CEO of BPC. " With vast experience within the private equity investment space, his insights and expertise will be invaluable to our future cross-border healthcare investments.”