Solebury Trout Talks: Interview with Melissa Epperly, Zentalis - Part of the NameTag Series




Melissa is Chief Financial Officer at Zentalis Pharmaceuticals. She brings extensive experience as a senior financial executive in the life sciences industry. She most recently served as CFO at PsiOxus Therapeutics, a clinical-stage gene therapy cancer company, and prior to that, CFO and Head of Business Development at R-Pharm US, a commercial-stage oncology company. Previously, Melissa was a Director at Anchorage Capital Group, a credit-focused hedge fund; a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in equity research in New York and London where she built GS SUSTAIN; and a management consultant with Bain & Company focused on international and US based pharmaceutical clients and private equity. She began her career at Morgan Stanley in New York in healthcare investment banking. Melissa earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Biochemistry and Economics from the University of Virginia, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Interesting Fact: Melissa logged six hours towards her pilot’s license and twice attended NASA’s Space Camp before the age of 12.