“Success in the life sciences venture business is primarily driven by people - those you invest in and those you invest with.”  

Broad transaction experience and a wide network enable Scott to provide assistance to companies when raising capital, forming strategic partnerships and analyzing exit options.

Prior to joining Pappas Ventures in 2006, Scott was an investment manager and research analyst for Silverback Asset Management’s life sciences fund where he focused on healthcare securities investing. Before joining Silverback, he spent three years at Chicago Growth Partners (formerly William Blair Capital Partners), as a Vice President focusing on healthcare venture capital investments. Previously, he spent three and a half years in investment banking at Lehman Brothers. There, he worked in the healthcare group in New York covering biotechnology, medical devices and drug delivery; the financial sponsors/leveraged finance group in London, and the media/telecom group in Hong Kong.

He previously served as a board observer at LipoScience (NASDAQ: LPDX), and TESARO (NASDAQ: TSRO).

Education:

Duke University (BS in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy)
Duke University Fuqua School of Business (MBA)

Speaking Engagement:
Scott will participate on the VC Leaders panel at SEBIO on November 13 in Atlanta.

Involvement:

Serves as director for:
  • Gentis
  • Milestone Pharmaceuticals
  • Rotation Medical
Observer at:
  • Envisia Therapeutics
  • IlluminOss Medical
  • Liquidia Technologies
  • Thrasos Therapeutics
Other:
  • Member, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Board
  • Member, Florida Institute Investor Advisory Board
  • Member, Sid Martin Biotechnology Advisory Committee