Brian Chee

Managing Partner

Brian is a managing partner in the San Francisco office and focuses on investments in healthcare companies. He joined Polaris as an associate in Boston, shortly after the firm was founded in 1996. Brian works with several Polaris portfolio companies including Ajax Health, August Bioservices, Neumora Therapeutics, Nomad Health, Quartet Health, and Sovato Health, and serves as chair of Lola Development and US HealthVest.

Brian is a decorated veteran, having served as Captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers. His service included the command of combat engineer soldiers during the Gulf War. As platoon leader, Brian was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for successfully completing missions while encountering enemy fire on the front lines. Brian currently serves as a mentor with ACP helping veterans find their next career.

On behalf of Polaris, Brian has been a director of Ascend Health (Universal Health Services), Asthmatx (Boston Scientific), BridgePoint Medical (Boston Scientific), Data Sciences International (Harvard Bioscience), Free & Clear (Alere Health/United Health Group), PartsSource (Great Hill Partners), Respicardia (Zoll Medical), and Sentillion (Microsoft).

Prior to Polaris, Brian gained experience in the New York and San Francisco offices of Goldman Sachs and at Baxter Healthcare, a global, diversified healthcare company, with expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.

Brian received his BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.