Meet Our Founder & Board of Directors

Jim Lee

Jim Lee

Founder

Jim Lee goes by many different titles. But the one title that seems the most fitting is leader. A West Point graduate and instructor, Jim served in the United States Army and earned his Masters of Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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Harlan Batrus

Harlan Batrus

Chairman

Harlan Batrus is the Synexis founding investor after several 2007 presentations by chemical engineer, Jim Lee. In 2008, Harlan recruited private equity investors Jonathan Kagan, John Myers, and Charles Craig as early participants.

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David Jefferds

David Jefferds

Director

David Jefferds, CFA is Co-Founder of DealVector, a bondholder communications platform and registry that augments the DTC infrastructure of finance for over 1000 issuers, investors, banks, custodians, and broker-dealers.

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Jonathan Kagan

Jonathan Kagan

Director

Mr. Kagan is a Managing Principal of Corporate Partners. Previously, Mr. Kagan was a Managing Director of Corporate Partners I, which he joined in 1990, and of Centre Partners Management LLC, which managed the Centre Capital funds. He began his career in the investment banking division of Lazard in 1980 and became a General Partner in 1987.

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Stuart Kinder

Stuart Kinder

Director

Stuart Kinder works at a major US investment bank where he runs the Refined Products and Natural Gas Liquids trading businesses.  Over a fifteen-year career in investment banking, he has built several highly successful trading teams in fixed income and commodities for several banks.

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Bryan Marsal

Bryan Marsal

Director

Bryan Marsal is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). In 1983, he co-founded A&M to deliver specialized business advisory and crisis management services to distressed and under-performing companies.

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Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.

Director

Ms. McCaughey joined the Synexis Board in July 2017. She is a health policy expert, a Columbia University Ph.D., and a former Lt. Governor of New York State, where she designed a Medicaid reform for her state.

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Peter C. Morse

Peter C. Morse

Director

Mr. Morse is the president of Morse Partners, Inc., an investment firm, which concentrates on acquiring operating companies and providing expansion capital.

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John Myers

John Myers

Director

Mr. Myers has served on the Synexis Board since 2008. He completed 38 years of service at General Electric, retiring in September 2006 as President and CEO of GE Asset Management (GEAM).

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Peter Sacripanti

Peter Sacripanti

Director

Peter John Sacripanti is a partner in the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery and formerly served as Chairman of the firm’s executive committee and co-chair of the Firm.

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