Can you imagine going blind as a teenager? When most people were preparing for the adventure of adult life, Chad E. Foster was watching the world he grew up with fade to black. But that didn’t stop him from becoming the first blind person to graduate from the Harvard Business School leadership program and climbing the corporate ladder as a successful Finance/Sales executive, where his financial strategies have resulted in countless jobs, billions in revenue, industry-leading growth, and best-in-class margins.
He works at Red Hat, one of the most innovative Tech companies and the world’s largest open source software company, that was recently purchased by IBM for $34 billion. With determination, ambition, and drive, he created what Oracle said would be impossible. He gave millions of people the ability to earn a living by becoming the first to create customer relationship software for the visually impaired.
He has spoken all over the world to leaders from organizations that include Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Google, GE, and Microsoft. With a major publisher set to publish his memoir in early 2021, and the Atlanta Opera commissioning an opera inspired by his life story, Chad inspires people to overcome their own blind spots.