Ford Worthy

Partner and Senior Advisor

Ford is a lawyer and CPA with an extensive background in finance and accounting, and currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Pappas Capital. Before joining Pappas in 1997, he was a corporate and securities attorney with the Emerging Businesses practice group for Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. Earlier in his career, Ford was a writer and associate editor for Fortune Magazine, serving as bureau chief in both Chicago and Hong Kong. His 1987 article, “The Coming Defaults in Junk Bonds,” was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. He previously served as a director for Healthgate Data Corp., acquirer of EBM Solutions. Ford also participated as a board observer for Lumena Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired in 2014 by Shire plc; TargeGen, which was acquired in 2010 by Sanofi-Aventis; and Novalon Pharmaceutical, which was acquired in 2000 by a publicly held Swedish company. Ford currently serves as a director for Southeast BIO and as a board member for The School of Media and Journalism Foundation of North Carolina.

Education:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA in Interdisciplinary Studies)
University of Chicago (JD)

“I enjoy listening – listening really carefully – to what other people have to say. Because that’s how you zero in on the right questions.”  

Serves as a Director for:

  • Southeast BIO

Serves as a Board Member for:

  • The School of Media and Journalism Foundation of North Carolina