He is Venture Partner at SV Life Sciences. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rempex Pharmaceuticals, an antibiotics company he co-founded in 2011 and subsequently sold to The Medicines Company in 2013. Prior to this, Mr. Burgess was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mpex Pharmaceuticals, a company that advanced an inhaled antibiotic for cystic fibrosis into Phase 3 before it was acquired by Aptalis Inc. in 2011. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, a public biotechnology company focused on biodefense, infectious diseases, and immune system disorders. Prior to this, Mr. Burgess spent 10 years at Gensia Sicor, Inc. (acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd), where he held a variety of executive-level positions with responsibility for overall finance for the company. He began his career at Castle & Cooke, and Smith Barney, Harris Upham and Company. Mr. Burgess is Chairman of Atox Bio, and a Board member of Cidara Therapeutics, Arsanis, Arbutus Biopharma Corp. and Pulmocide. He received a BA degree in economics from Stanford University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.