We are entrepreneurs at heart and are passionate about building world-class biotechnology companies.  Our team consists of talented entrepreneurs that combine a deep knowledge of scientific research, product development, and business development to help position breakthrough science for success. Our passion is your power and we put our insight, experience, and expertise to work in helping you to achieve your goals.

Thong Q. Le

Senior Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Kendall Mohler, Ph.D.

Managing Director and Chief Development Officer

Ian A.W. Howes

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Court R. Turner, JD

Managing Director and Chief Business Officer

Alice Chen, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

Merika Koday, Ph.D.


Suzanne Rettenmier

Senior Director of Finance

Jessica Burback

Chief of Staff

Our Operating Partners leverage their years of experience in specific areas of expertise to identify new investment areas and specific company-building opportunities.  They also support the management and scientific oversight of our portfolio companies, helping you to reach your innovative potential.

Kevin Chow, Ph.D.

(Seattle, WA)

Stephen Gwaltney, Ph.D.

(Chapel Hill, NC)

Andrew Howard, Ph.D.

(New York, NY)

Wendy S. Johnson

(San Diego, CA)

David L. Pompliano, Ph.D.

(New York, NY)

Francisco D. Salva

(Philadelphia, PA)

John T. Santini, Jr., Ph.D.

(Minneapolis, MN)

Christopher Toombs, Ph.D.

(Seattle, WA)

David M. Schubert

(Houston, TX)

Court R. Turner, J.D.

(San Diego, CA)

Leslie J. Williams

(Boston, MA)

Melissa A. Yeager, J.D.

(Seattle, WA)

Transforming a breakthrough scientific idea into an innovative product takes more than robust data. Our clinical and scientific advisors support the complete spectrum of product development activities, providing critical insights into preclinical research, clinical trial design and strategy and regulatory pathways.

Lee E. Babiss, Ph.D.

Scott Brun, M.D.

David Hirsh, Ph.D.

John Latham, Ph.D.

Jan M. Lundberg, Ph.D.

George L. McLendon, Ph.D.

Kendall M. Mohler, Ph.D.

Gerald T. Nepom, M.D., Ph.D.

Homer L. Pearce, Ph.D.

Anil K. Singhal, Ph.D.

Bruce Carter, Ph.D.

Steven Gillis, Ph.D.

Leroy Hood, Ph.D.

Sundar Kodiyalam

Jan M. Lundberg, Ph.D.

Tadataka Yamada, Ph.D.

Eugene Yeo, Ph.D., MBA