Mr. Burgess has more than 20 years of executive level experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Burgess is currently a venture partner at SV Health Investors, and serves as the Acting President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Therini Bio, Inc., a private vascular biology company.In 2011, he was one of the founding members of Rempex, which was subsequently acquired by The Medicines Co. in 2013 for $140M upfront, with a total potential deal value of $474M. Prior to Rempex, Mr. Burgess was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mpex Pharmaceuticals, which he joined in 2007. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Mpex advanced its lead product Aeroquin from Phase 1 into Phase 3 clinical trials, raised substantial venture capital funding and ultimately achieved a successful exit in 2011 with its acquisition by Aptalis. The transaction with Aptalis was named by Scrip magazine as a finalist for “Deal of the Year”. Before joining Mpex, Mr. Burgess was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company focused on biodefense, infectious disease and immune system disorders. Previously, he spent ten years at Gensia Sicor, Inc., which is a specialty pharmaceutical firmand was acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, where he held a variety of executive level positions with responsibility for overall finance for the company as well as a number of different operating units. Mr. Burgess received his B.A.in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Burgess was a member of the Board of Directors of Santarus, Inc. until its acquisition by Salix for $2.6B in 2013.