Meet Our Founder & Board of Directors

Harlan Batrus Synexis DHP Air Purification Chairman of the Board of Directors

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.

Harlan worked at Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Lazard. He was a Lazard Partner from 1982 to 2007 in charge of the Fixed Income Department. He was the 1988 founding investor of Ryan Labs Asset Management and served as Chairman until 2015. In April 2015, Ryan Labs merged into Sun Life of Toronto, Canada. He received advice from Jon Kagan on the transaction.

Harlan graduated from The Wharton School at Penn. He serves on the Cardiovascular Council for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board member of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) based in New York City. His office is at Ryan Labs Asset Management located at 500 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.