David Raab

David Raab, PhD


Transformational Leader with 35 years in strategic consulting and executive management.  

His consulting practice covered strategy, organization, management, and business transformation in large enterprises primarily in the U.S. About half of his work was in the U.S. healthcare payor and provider markets. His clients included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (now, Horizon), the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Four Winds Hospital, North American Medical Management Association (now, part of OptumCare), Aveta (now, Innovacare) and a 70-facility nursing home chain. He also developed healthcare market strategies for Citibank and MasterCard International.

David also has nearly ten years of executive experience. For eight years, David was with the Touro College and University System, a 30-campus network with nearly 20,000 students and a heavy emphasis on healthcare education, including five medical schools.There, he served as Executive Vice President where, in addition to being involved in all strategic matters, he transformed the Student Services and other functions, instituted operational best practices across the Touro system, replaced Touro’s ERP system, co-chaired Touro’s strategic planning process, and oversaw Touro’s New Initiative activity. He also conceptualized and created the TruMada Initiative to help Israeli biotech startups gain a foothold in the U.S. Subsequently, David served briefly as COO of aMoon Ventures, the largest biotech venture capital firm in Israel.

David first came to Israel 50 years ago and now lives there once again. He is a U.S. and Israeli citizen, and speaks Hebrew fluently. He has a BA in Economics from Bar Ilan University, an MS in Applied Mathematics from the Weizmann Institute, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Jewish History from Touro College. He served in the Israel Defense Forces in the Engineering Corps. He has written a number of books and monographs, including Terror in Black September: The First Eyewitness Account of the Infamous 1970 Hijackings (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). In the 1990s, while living in Teaneck, among his other public affairs activities, David built and served as Chairman of NORPAC, a large pro-Israel political action committee and served on AIPAC’s Executive Committee.

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