Our People

Sallie Shuping-Russell

Sallie Shuping-Russell, Chair

Chair, CRV LLC
Retired Managing Director, BlackRock Private Equity Partners
Former UNC Trustee & UNC Health Director

Amy Bragg Higgins

Amy Bragg Higgins

Chief Transformation and Experience Officer
UNC Health

Haywood Cochcrane

Haywood Cochcrane

Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Trey Crabb

Trey Crabb

Vice Chair, CRV LLC
Professor of the Practice, Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC Health Board of Directors

Jon King

Jon King

CEO UNC Management Company
Chief Investment Officer, UNC Investment Fund

Nathan Knuffman

Nathan Knuffman

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations & CFO at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Steve Lerner

Steve Lerner

Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Hill Group
Former Member, UNC Board of Trustees
Entrepreneur

Terry Magnuson

Terry Magnuson

Kay M. & Van L. Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor
Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC Chapel Hill
Professor, Department of Genetics UNC School of Medicine

Randy Myer

Randy Myer

Entrepreneurship Professor of the Practice, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Chairman of the Board of Directors, NC IDEA

H. Stewart Parker

Stewart Parker

Principal, Parker BioConsulting

Meg Powell

Meg Powell

CEO, 501 Ventures LLC

John Preyer

John Preyer

Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

William Starling

William N. Starling

Managing Director, Synergy Life Science Partners, LP
Chair, CRV Advisory Board


Michelle Bolas

Michelle Bolas, Observer

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation Strategy and Programs

James Melton

James R. Melton, Managing Director

Carolina Research Ventures, LLC

William Starling

William N. Starling

Managing Director, Synergy Life Science Partners, LP
Chair, CRV Advisory Board

Fred Cohen

Fred Cohen

Senior Managing Director of Vida Ventures

Joseph DeSimone

Joseph DeSimone

Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chairman and Co-Founder of Carbon

Jennifer Halsey Evans

Jennifer Halsey Evans

Investor and Entrepreneur
Founder, Hark the Sound

Scott Kupor

Scott Kupor

Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz

Frances Ligler

Frances S. Ligler

Ross Lampe Distinguished Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Terry McGuire

Terry McGuire

Founding Partner of Polaris Partners

James Rosen

James Rosen

President and CEO of Artizan Biosciences, Inc.

Christy Shaffer

Christy Shaffer

Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners

  • James Melton, CRV Managing Director
  • Trevaughn Eubanks, Secretary, Carolina Research Ventures Board
  • Amy Singleton, Business Services Coordinator
  • Chandrika Rao, Interim Executive Director of Associated Entities and Associate Controller
  • Lee Bollinger, Associate University Counsel
  • Paul Livingston, Legal Counsel, Schell Bray PLLC
  • Micah Malouf, Associate University Counsel