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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Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Amy is an internationally recognized expert in clinical trials, cancer outcomes research, health policy, health services research, patient reported outcomes, clinical informatics and patient-centered care.

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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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