FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Venture Hive is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Foster as the Program Director for the Venture Hive Veterans Program. Foster’s appointment comes with the fullest confidence he will be an excellent steward of Venture Hive Veterans Program’s mission and advocate for entrepreneurial growth throughout the Gulf Coast.
“I look forward to supporting the Fort Walton Beach community and our veterans,” said Foster. “The methodologies and systems used by the Venture Hive team are the best-in-class that I have seen in my decades of entrepreneurial experience.”
Foster, a Gulf Coast Native, first began his experience in information technology and Fortune 500 Business as an IBM Field Engineer in Pensacola, Fla. Foster’s subsequent seventeen-year career with IBM included positions in engineering, sales, product development, education, and evaluation; executive management and corporate strategy. He is returning to the Emerald Coast from Austin, Texas where he managed an IBM Development Laboratory Team before moving into the entrepreneurial world. Following his exit from IBM he went on to found, fund, mentor and help launch numerous Central Texas startups, where he often acted in multiple capacities. A number of these startups were led by veterans. A veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, Foster is a member of the Navy League of the United States and a Member of InfraGard and the Information Systems Security Association.