Jay Venkatesan, MD
Prior to joining Alpine Immune Sciences, Dr. Jay Venkatesan was the executive vice president and general manager of Oncothyreon, Inc (now Cascadian Therapeutics) from August 2014 to May 2015 following Oncothyreon’s acquisition of Alpine Biosciences, where he served as co-founder and CEO. Previously, Dr. Venkatesan was the founder, portfolio manager, and managing director of Ayer Capital Management, a global healthcare long-short equity fund. Prior to that, he served as a director at Brookside Capital Partners, the hedge fund group affiliated with Bain Capital, where he co-managed healthcare investments and evaluated public and private investments in all healthcare subsectors. Earlier in his career, Dr. Venkatesan was involved in healthcare venture investing at Patricof & Co. Ventures (now Apax Partners) and consulting at McKinsey & Company.
In addition, Dr. Venkatesan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lion Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:LBIO) and Exicure Therapeutics. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.A. from Williams College.