Mr. Phillips is a Founder and Managing Partner of CHV and has been a member of the Investment Committees of the general partners of CHV I and CHV II since 2008. He is actively involved in all aspects of fund management including investments and capital raising and has led CHV I and CHV II investments in the medical device, women’s health and molecular diagnostics markets.
CHV I investments led by Mr. Phillips include Allegro Diagnostics (acquired by Veracyte), Vortex Medical (acquired by AngioDynamics), SevenOaks Biosystems (acquired by Medline), Sera Prognostics (NASD: SERA), Pavilion Medical, Saphena Medical, and Cruzar Medsystems. He is a Director of Sera Prognostics and past Director of Pavilion Medical Innovations, Saphena Medical, Allegro Diagnostics, Vortex Medical, and SevenOaks Biosciences.
CHV II investments led by Mr. Phillips include Conformal Medical, Brixton Biosciences, EyeCool Therapeutics, and Epitel. He represents CHV on the Boards of all four companies.
From 2000 to 2007 Mr. Phillips was the Managing Partner of Catalyst Health and Technology Partners, LLC., an organization that made early-stage investments in healthcare and technology focused companies. Relevant investments he led include Novazyme Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Genzyme), BioTrove (acquired by Life Technologies), and Biocius Life Sciences (acquired by Agilent Technologies). He was previously the Chairman of BioTrove, a Director of Biocius Life Sciences, and a Board Observer to Novazyme Pharmaceuticals.
From 1997 to 2000 he was a Manager at the Lucas Group, a boutique strategy-consulting firm, where he led engagements advising healthcare, life science, and technology-based companies. In 1990, Mr. Phillips co-founded, managed, and built a new business unit at Russelectric, a privately held engineering technology firm that is now part of Siemens. In five years, the business achieved annual sales in excess of $5 million and employed 15 engineers and technicians. Mr. Phillips previously held project and engineering management positions at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, focused on the integration of hardware and software for the control system of the USAF F-22 fighter engine.
Mr. Phillips received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.