Lisa Foster

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Lisa-Foster-CaremarkLisa Foster

CVS Caremark  

Years with company:  Three years

Current position and your immediate supervisor:
Executive Placement; Cathy Gaudio, V.P. Human Resources




  • Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y. 2002
  • M.S. in Organizational Management and Human Resource Development
  •  Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. 1988 B.S. in Food Service Management
  •  Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. 1986 A.S. in Pastry Arts

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
My parents and family have been a strong influence in my life. My grandfather taught us to dress for the position you aspire to hold. We are very supportive and have a passion for our career path. Laurie Goldman was a strong influence in my executive search work. She taught me that there is always another stone to turn over, persevere and stay positive.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements or a defining moment of your career to date?
I am most proud of my work at CVS Caremark. The leaders are inspiring with a passion for excellent service. They are supportive and provide many opportunities for career growth. A self-empowered mind-set with high accountability is a key competency and value.

Most challenging part of my job:
There are many priorities in executive search and recruiting. The challenge in this role is time management.

Thoughts or advice for upcoming younger executives:
My advice is to develop skill in presentation and influencing. Mentorship programs are helpful. I recommend learning more about sponsorship relationships. A sponsor is a senior manager with influence at your company who has the ability to get their sponsored employee considered for promising opportunities, challenging assignments, and promotions.