Judge, 2011 Global Finals
Turner joined Pappas Ventures in 2008 and is primarily responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, performing due diligence and monitoring portfolio positions. Prior joining Pappas, he performed supply chain risk assessment, business case analysis, and strategic planning as a consultant to Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and he also has experience in financial modeling and developing go-to-market strategies for multiple biotech startups. Turner previously worked as a polymer chemist for MediVas, LLC, for which he developed bioabsorbable amino acid based polymers used for controlled drug delivery applications. He is a co-author of an American Chemical Society book chapter and an inventor on two patent applications. UCLA (BS in Chemical Engineering with emphasis in Biomedical studies) UC San Diego Rady School of Management (MBA).