Kenneth Lee, Jr.
Mr. Lee has been a member of our Board of Directors since March 2018. Since January 2003, he has been a general partner of Hatteras Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital fund focusing on life science companies.
Previously he was president of Pappas Capital, LLC (formerly A. M. Pappas & Associates, LLC), following 29 years with Ernst & Young LLP, where he was most recently managing director of the firm’s health sciences corporate finance group. Mr. Lee currently serves on the board of directors of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX).
Previously, he served on the boards of several private and public companies, including Abgenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABGX, acquired by Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN)), CV Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVTX, acquired by Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD)), Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISPH, acquired by Merck & Co., Inc. NYSE: MRK), Maxygen, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAXY, dissolved), OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIP, acquired by Astellas Pharma Inc. (OTC: ALPMY)), Old API Wind-down Ltd. (f/k/a Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARLZ), which began voluntary bankruptcy proceedings in Canada and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States in August 2018).
Mr. Lee received a B.A. from Lenoir-Rhyne College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.