Arthur Pappas

Arthur Pappas

Managing Partner

Art has over 30 years of operating experience as a pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry executive and venture capital investor in life science companies.

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Scott Weiner

Scott Weiner

Partner

Scott has an extensive background in healthcare investments, with a deep understanding of the life science market.

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Ford Worthy, JD

Ford Worthy, JD

Partner

A lawyer by training, Ford oversees the firm’s financial and administrative activities.

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Jayson Punwani, PhD

Jayson Punwani, PhD

Senior Principal

Jayson’s passion for entrepreneurship and his strong life science background make him a valuable member of the investment team.

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Mankit Law, PhD

Mankit Law, PhD

Associate

Mankit has more than a decade of experience as a medical technologist and researcher, and is actively involved in identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities.

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Mike Grey

Mike Grey

Venture Partner

Mike’s extensive company management background enables him to bring an operational viewpoint to new deal opportunities and existing portfolio companies.

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Franz Humer, PhD

Franz Humer, PhD

Venture Partner & Senior Advisor

Dr. Humer brings a wealth of leadership experience from the pharmaceutical and life science industries.

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Ernie Mario, PhD

Ernie Mario, PhD

Venture Partner

Ernie has 45 years of experience in the research-based pharmaceutical industry.

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David Savello, PhD

David Savello, PhD

Venture Advisor & Scientific Advisory Board

Dave has an extensive career, holding senior level positions at companies such as Glaxo Inc., Glaxo Wellcome Inc., Warner Lambert Corporation and Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd.

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Bob White

Bob White

Senior Advisor

Bob has an extensive background in the medical device industry, including the successful sale of TYRX to Medtronic in 2013.

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Antonio Chow

Antonio Chow

Asia Regional Advisor

Antonio serves as the firm's Regional Advisor in Asia.

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Jeff Collins, PhD

Jeff Collins, PhD

Executive-in-Residence

Jeff has a distinguished career in basic and clinical research that provides valuable expertise to Pappas Ventures’ diverse portfolio.

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Russel Kaufman, MD

Russel Kaufman, MD

Executive-in-Residence & Scientific Advisory Board

With long-standing interests in both basic and applied cancer research, Russel has held leadership positions in national academic organizations in internal medicine.

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Barry Myers, MD, PhD

Barry Myers, MD, PhD

Executive-in-Residence

Barry has been a member of the Duke University faculty for 25 years. His broad base of expertise enables him to provide a distinctive view on portfolio companies.

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Peter Young

Peter Young

Executive-in-Residence

Peter has more than thirty-five years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, and leads the firm's efforts in translational medicine.

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Lee Babiss, PhD

Lee Babiss, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Lee has more than 21 years of experience in developing and leading research and development laboratories.

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Patrick Gage, PhD

Patrick Gage, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Pat has served in numerous positions of leadership in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry since 1971.

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Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD

Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Geoff is an internationally recognized expert in genomics and personalized medicine.

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James McNamara, MD

James McNamara, MD

Scientific Advisory Board

Jim has been a faculty member at Duke University for over 30 years, and is a highly regarded leader in the fields of neurology and neuroscience.

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Martin Rosenberg, PhD

Martin Rosenberg, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Marty has published more than 210 papers and is the named inventor on more than 50 issued patents.

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Matthew Boyer, CPA

Matthew Boyer, CPA

Controller

Matt leverages his 15 years of experience to manage the daily financial operations and reporting for Pappas Ventures.

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Kathrine Cays

Kathrine Cays

Senior Assistant | Deal Flow Coordinator

Kathrine's steady support helps our team get the details right.

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Lisa Dreyer

Lisa Dreyer

Senior Associate, Operations

Lisa brings a depth of experience in finance and operations from her years in the Alternative Investments industry.

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Betsy Sherrill

Betsy Sherrill

Executive Assistant

Betsy is an expert at effectively juggling every task thrown her way and keeps the office running smoothly.

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