Investment Team

  • Michael Dial, PhD


    Michael Dial, PhD

    Prior to joining Hatteras, Mike was a Vice President in Silicon Valley Bank’s Corporate Finance Group where he focused on emerging life science companies and venture capital funds. Prior to SVB, he held research scientist positions in the Department of Biochemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Laboratory of Structural Biology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the UNC-Duke Michael Hooker Proteomics Center. He has performed research in the fields of cell cycle regulation, proteomics, and cancer therapy. Mike has published seven peer reviewed scientific articles and has presented at numerous international scientific conferences.

    Mike serves on the board of Curoverse and is a board observer at Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Clinverse, and G1 Therapeutics. He holds a doctorate in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Community and Board Engagements:

    Mike has served on various committees and panels for the North Carolina Biotech Center, Council for Entrepreneurial Development, SE BIO, PTP NEXT and Durham’s Partnership for Children.

  • Jeff Terrell


    Jeff Terrell

    Jeff joined Hatteras in 2012 to work on the investment team, and also to assist in the operations of Pathfinder, one of Hatteras’ medical device portfolio companies. Prior to working at Hatteras, Jeff worked for Medtronic, in both their image-guided surgery and spinal implant divisions. Jeff held roles in clinical support and sales, while also managing a territory for Medtronic Navigation. Prior to working with Medtronic, Jeff devoted two years to pursuing a career in professional football, spending time with two NFL teams.

    Jeff is a board observer at NeuroTronik and Medikidz. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and an MBA from Duke University, with a focus on healthcare and finance.

    Community and Board Engagements:

    Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in Durham, and has served on various panels for the North Carolina Biotech Center.