Category: Professionals

Sean Swinford

Sean Swinford

Mr. Swinford joined The Column Group in 2019. Previously, Mr. Swinford was a manager at KPMG where he focused on guiding clients on tax matters within the alternative investment industry. Prior to that, he was a senior accountant at EisnerAmper focusing on tax, audit, and advisory services. Mr. Swinford is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) …

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Millie Ray, PhD

Millie Ray, PhD

Dr. Ray joined The Column Group in 2017. Previously, Dr. Ray was an Associate of Business Development at Foghorn Therapeutics, which she helped launch with Flagship Pioneering. Dr. Ray helped develop and execute the scientific, business and operating plans for Foghorn Therapeutics. Dr. Ray helped establish the first onsite next-generation sequencers for Ebola viral surveillance …

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Karina Tin

Karina Tin

Ms. Tin joined The Column Group in 2015.  Ms. Tin manages the creation and implementation of internal and external multi-media communications and coordinates technology and related services vital to day-to-day operations. She also assists in the facilitation and execution of administrative responsibilities throughout the firm and provides day-to-day staff support in company operations. Previously, Ms. …

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Carla Daniel

Carla Daniel

Ms. Daniel joined The Column Group in 2015 and assists the firm’s portfolio companies in recruiting their scientific teams.  After completing her Master’s Degree in Biology at UC Santa Cruz, Ms. Daniel joined the Immunology group at Tularik. She later became a Human Resources Manager and helped to build Tularik’s scientific team. After Tularik she …

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James Evangelista

James Evangelista

Mr. Evangelista joined The Column Group in 2012 and has almost two decades of venture capital industry experience. Previously, he was with Three Arch Partners, and prior to that, Lightspeed Venture Partners. He began his career working for several large money management firms including Fisher Investments and Barclays Global Investors. Mr. Evangelista is a Certified …

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Susan Murakami

Susan Murakami

Ms. Murakami joined The Column Group in 2008.  She has worked in the financial industry for over thirty years with the last twenty years focused in venture capital.  Most recently, she managed the state-side office of a Chinese venture capital firm in San Francisco and prior to that was Controller at a consulting firm in …

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