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Management Team: Partners

Donald J. Elmer, M.A. Managing General PartnerDonald J. Elmer, M.A. Managing General Partner

Don has been an active venture investor and early-stage entrepreneur since 1980. Since forming PHV in 1993, his experience has resulted in over 30 investments across multiple funds. He is currently the Chairman of Koronis Pharma, Inc., and a board member of ViaCyte, Inc. Before embarking on his career in venture capital, he was the Vice President of Planning at Holland-America Lines and a manager at Price Waterhouse & Co. His education is in economics with a B.A. from Western Washington University and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.


David A. Krekel, M.B.A.,PartnerDavid A. Krekel, M.B.A., Partner

Dave is a Partner with Pacific Horizon Ventures and has been involved in building many of Pacific Horizon's biopharmaceutical companies since joining Pacific Horizon in 2004. He has been a manager of portfolio investments, fundraiser for partnerships and companies, and leader of strategic due diligence on identified investment opportunities. He has been involved with Pacific Horizon's investment in Illumigen Biosciences (acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals), ViaCyte, and Koronis Pharmaceuticals where he served as Chief Financial Officer for over 5 years. In addition, Dave led financial and operational affairs at Eating Recovery Center for over 4 years through the sale of the controlling interest to CCMP Capital. Prior to joining Pacific Horizon Ventures Dave was a manager with Virginia Mason Medical Center. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.

William G. Robbins, Business Relations and Adminitrative ManagerWilliam G. Robbins, Business Relations and Administrative Manager

Will has managed the business relations and administrative support operations at Pacific Horizon Ventures since 2000. Will is also responsible for the day-to-day interactions with Pacific Horizon limited partners and the public relations efforts with our extensive network of individual and organizational contacts. He earned a B.A. degree from the Catholic University of America.



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