Board of Directors

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Gayle Crowell

Board Member

Ms. Crowell is a highly experienced Board Director and operating executive with extensive experience in industry leading venture and private equity backed companies. Most recently she has spent the last decade providing highly valued strategic and operational guidance across the portfolio of Warburg Pincus, one of the world’s leading private equity firms, facilitating a world class collection of best practices across many sectors.

Prior to her role with Warburg Pincus, Ms. Crowell had an outstanding executive career in the technology sector. As an prominent high tech leader in the Silicon Valley, she honed her successful management and operational skills with C suite roles at leading software companies where she led multiple companies from early stage development all the way through successful exits.

Leveraging her successful track record in management, operations and high performance team building, today Ms. Crowell works closely with leading public and private companies to help drive business strategy, accelerate revenue growth, evaluate market opportunities, scale their businesses and build world-class management teams. As a former CEO, Ms. Crowell thoroughly understands the challenges senior leaders face in building sustainable, long-term world-class businesses in today’s competitive market environment. Her hands-on knowledge, coupled with a keen perspective into the capital markets brings a unique and valued viewpoint to companies and their executive teams.

In addition to Pliant, she currently serves on the board of directors of Centerbase, Envestnet (ENV), Fexa, Hercules Capital (HTGC) and Instinct Science.

Ms. Crowell began her career as an educator for the State of Nevada, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S degree from the University of Nevada at Reno.

Our Team

Pliant is led by a team of world-renowned fibrosis researchers and highly experienced drug developers focused on translating science into novel therapies for patients in need.