Tracy Pappas
Chief Financial Officer


Tracy is the Chief Financial Officer of Synergy Life Science Partners and brings over two decades of private equity and operational experience. Tracy is responsible for the finance and administrative functions of the firm, including investor relations. At Synergy, she is an integral part of the deal team, working on deal evaluation, due diligence, financial modeling, valuations, deal terms and post-closing involvement in the portfolio companies as they mature. She is currently serving as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of Aptus Endosystems, a Synergy portfolio company. At Synergy, Tracy has negotiated over 20 financings ranging in size from $5M to $50M and invested over $100M.

Prior to Synergy, Tracy was the Chief Financial Officer of Scale Venture Partners (formerly BA Venture Partners), where she was the firmís CFO, responsible for leading the finance and administration functions of the firm which included seven venture capital funds with more than $1B in assets. Tracy joined the firm when it was BA Venture Partners, a subsidiary of Bank of America, and was a key team member responsible for the firmís spinoff from Bank of America. At Scale, Tracy oversaw a broad range of activities for the venture capital firm including accounting, cash management, reporting and portfolio company financings. Tracy negotiated over 40 financings and invested over $300M. Additionally, Tracy served as the finance lead on the IPO of Omniture Software (NASDAQ: OMTR, subsequently acquired by Adobe Systems for $1.8B). Tracy also worked closely with the portfolio companies to assist in establishing a variety of Finance department functions.

Prior to Scale Venture Partners, Tracy was the Chief Financial Officer of Saints, a venture capital firm focused on direct secondary investing. At Saints, Tracy was responsible for accounting, reporting and investor relations for four venture capital funds. While with Saints, Tracy negotiated the purchase of secondary interests of approximately 75 portfolio companies. Prior to joining Saints, Tracy held a variety of finance operating roles at technology start-ups. Tracy started her career at KPMG.

Tracy earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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