People: Cempra Inc (CEMP.O)
1 Apr 2015
Dr. Richard S. Kent, M.D., is an Independent Director of Cempra, Inc. Beginning in 2010, Dr. Kent became a full partner at Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm. He was a venture partner at Intersouth Partners from 2008 to 2010. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Kent was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Serenex, Inc., a drug development company, when it was acquired by Pfizer Inc. From 2001 until he joined Serenex, Dr. Kent was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ardent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Before that, he held senior executive positions at GlaxoSmithKline plc., where he was Senior Vice President of Global Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, at Glaxo Wellcome plc., where he was Vice President of U.S. Medical Affairs and Group Medical Director, and at Burroughs Wellcome plc., where he was International Director of Medical Research. Dr. Kent currently serves as a director of Cytomedix, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and served as a director of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2004 to 2011. Dr. Kent holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkley and an M.D. from the University of California, San Diego.
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