Our Board of Trustees are advocates for our mission and vision and work to ensure that Rising Tide Capital remains transparent and accountable to our various stakeholders–our funders and our entrepreneurs. They oversee our strategic operations, are invested in our growth and measure us against the highest ethical standards.
Mr. Forrester has been a leader in both business and public service in New Jersey for more than 30 years. Currently he is Chairman and CEO of Integrity Health, a healthcare services company. Previously he founded Benecard Services, Inc. and Heartland Fidelity Insurance Co. and built them into $250 million businesses. They provide risk and program management services making prescription and vision benefits more affordable for public and private employers. Mr. Forrester has also served as Consulting Director for Public Practice Issues for Aon/ASA Consulting and a Senior Lecturer at the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught public policy at The College of New Jersey as well as Monmouth and Rutgers Universities.
In addition to his business career, Mr. Forrester has had a distinguished record of public service. He served in NJ Governor Tom Kean’s administration as Assistant State Treasurer. Following this role, he served as the State’s Director of Pensions and Benefits from 1984 to 1990 which included oversight of its seven retirement systems and million-member health benefit plan. In this position, he became the first senior state official in the nation to fund post-retirement health liabilities as pension system obligations. Mr. Forrester also served on the township committee and as mayor of his home town of West Windsor. Most notably, he was the Republican nominee in New Jersey for United States Senator in 2002 and Governor in 2005.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Rising Tide Capital, a 501(c)3 micro enterprise and development organization as well as involved with various civic and charitable organizations.. Doug and Andrea have been married 34 years and have three children: Alex, Ryan, and Briana. Mr. Forrester holds a B.A. in Philosophy & Government from Harvard University and M.Div. in Theology & Politics from Princeton Seminary.