Meet Our Founder & Board of Directors
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.
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.
Karin De Bondt
Karin De Bondt is the president of Thermo King Americas at Trane Technologies plc. In this role, she has full responsibility for the management, strategy, operations, and performance of Thermo King Americas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D.
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.
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).
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.