BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jerel Davis, PhD
Managing Director, Versant Ventures
Jerel is a Managing Director based at Versant Ventures. Since joining Versant in 2011, he has played a critical role in launching and investing in a number of Versant’s portfolio companies including Quanticel Pharmaceuticals, Crispr Therapeutics, Blueline Bioscience, Northern Biologics and several of the Inception Sciences discovery start-ups.
He has also led Versant’s execution of build-to-buy structured acquisitions with Celgene, Roche and Bayer. Over the last few years, Jerel has focused on establishing Versant’s presence in Canada, including the launch of new companies in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Prior to joining Versant, Jerel was Associate Principal at McKinsey and Company where he advised healthcare corporations in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical device and molecular diagnostics. He has worked in a number of healthcare markets globally including the US, Europe, China, Russia and India. Jerel was a post doctoral researcher at Stanford University until 2005 and in research at Amgen from 1999-2000.
Managing Director, MPM Capital
Todd is a Managing Director at MPM Capital. He focuses on biotech investments, and in addition to serving on Repare’s board, he serves on a number of MPM portfolio company boards, including Switch Bio, Chiasma (CHMA), ClinicalInk, Iconic, Rhythm, Semma and Tetherex.
Todd also manages MPM’s strategic investment relationship with Novartis (NVS), which MPM believes has been one of the industry’s longest standing and most prolific collaborations between venture capital investors and pharma, having committed $200 million to over a dozen companies in the biotech and healthcare IT space under a variety of creative joint equity/strategic deal structures.
Prior to MPM, Todd’s career in the life science industry included Business Development at Genentech (acquired by Roche) and management consulting with Arthur D. Little. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Lloyd M. Segal
President & CEO, Repare Therapeutics
Lloyd is an Entrepreneur-in-residence at Versant Ventures, and from 2010-2016 was a Managing Partner at Persistence Capital Partners, a leading Healthcare private equity investor. He held CEO roles at Caprion Pharmaceticals, which he co-founded, Advanced Bioconcept and Thallion Pharmaceuticals, and has served as a director of several public and private corporations in the U.S. and Canada.
In 2013, he was honored by the Financial Times as Outstanding Corporate Director of the Year. He currently acts as Chairman of LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology, North America’s largest community endocrinology and diabetes practice, and Board Chairman of MedReleaf Inc. (TSX:LEAF), Canada’s leading medical cannabis provider and a member of the Board of GBC American Fund, a US growth-focussed mutual fund.
Lloyd holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.