About Us

Who We Are

We provide biomanufacturing strategy and execution to startup and established pharmaceutical companies, advanced therapy companies, academia, hospitals, government agencies, financial institutions, CROs/CMOs, not-for-profit organizations and medical device companies. Our services include turnkey capital projects, tech transfers and facility builds; owner's representation; project and program management; validation; quality, regulatory and compliance; engineering and automation; serialization / track and trace; reliability, compliance and asset management; and more. We are committed to advancing manufacturing to achieve operational excellence and accelerate speed to market for next-generation medicines.

FOOTPRINT, TEAM & CULTURE

Our Team

Our strategy is to hire, train and develop full-time employees, not temporary or 1099 contractors, that become the backbone of our company. We boast an extremely low employee turnover rate and over 4.5 Glassdoor rating.

Our Culture

We foster a collaborative environment that promotes an engaging culture among our team members and clients. As a result, our team is able to overcome obstacles and provide exceptional project delivery. Our Glassdoor reviews boast of a “team-oriented nurturing environment” that “stresses a culture that is inclusive” and “values people and maintains a patient-focused mentality.”

Patient Focused

We named our firm “Project Farma” to remind our team why they come to work every day: for the patients. We believe that having a focus on philanthropy and connecting our team to the patients allows for a culture focused on providing solutions, meeting deadlines & getting results.

PF CARES

We are driven by our C.A.R.E.S. philosophy - Culture Focused, Agile Integration, Results Driven, Execution Excellence, Strategic Partnerships. It is our foundation for providing exceptional service and results that are required by our trusted partners. Our CARES philosophy focuses on the value of our partnerships and our team members. It is the foundation for our and our partners' success.

Diversity

We value the diversity of our team members and their unique perspectives and experiences. Diversity is not only age, race, sex, sexual orientation, military status, disabilities, and ethnicity but also geographic locations, clients and their respective markets, roles and responsibilities, job functions, and educational background. By valuing these differences, we evolve and successfully demonstrate our commitment to our CARES philosophy and treating everyone with fairness and respect.

Results & Efficiency

As a result of our culture and philosophy, Project Farma provides a motivated project delivery team that has a track record of creating 5-15% efficiency savings, limiting scope creep and delivering projects on time and on budget.


Philanthropy

Philanthropy is Built
into our Foundation

As a patient-focused delivery team, we are committed to connecting our team members to patients and their families. Connecting our team to the patients has fostered a culture within our organization that is focused on providing solutions, meeting deadlines and getting results.

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PF Team

Project Farma Leadership Team

Anshul Mangal

Anshul Mangal

President & General Counsel

Anshul Mangal

President & General Counsel

Anshul is a biotech entrepreneur, experienced president and attorney. He is the founder, president and general counsel of Project Farma (“PF”).

Anshul founded and grew PF into a leading worldwide biologics and advanced therapy engineering consulting firm. In addition, Anshul has served as general counsel and managed all corporate legal transactions. Under Anshul’s leadership, PF pioneered the industrialization of advanced therapies including two FDA-approved cell and gene therapies and created PF’s Advanced Therapy Manufacturing Playbook. This playbook helped develop the largest cell and gene therapy manufacturing footprint in the world. In addition to PF, Anshul is an investor and founder of several biotechs, real estate and hospitality companies. Prior to PF, Anshul was a patent litigator at Jones Day and a consultant at Morgan Stanley & Discover Financial Services.


Tony Khoury

Tony Khoury

Executive Vice President

Tony Khoury

Executive Vice President

Tony Khoury is an experienced industry leader in life sciences, specifically, biologics and advanced therapies. As a member of the Project Farma leadership team, Tony has spearheaded the firm’s growth in the biologics and most recently next generation medicines. Tony has extensive experience with small and large molecules including biologics, biosimilars, and cell and gene therapies. He has worked with small and large life science organizations including startups, academic centers, financial institutions and CMOs/CROs. He has led global programs greater than $350+ million in the following disciplines: project management, turnkey facility builds, automation, validation, engineering and serialization track and trace. Recently, Tony has pioneered the industrialization of advanced therapies including two FDA-approved cell and gene therapies. Tony has led the creation of Project Farma’s Advanced Therapy Manufacturing Playbook which has helped develop the largest cell and gene therapy manufacturing footprint in the world.


John Khoury

John Khoury

Executive Vice President

John Khoury

Executive Vice President

John Khoury is a 20+ year veteran and leader in the biotech / pharmaceutical industry. As a member of the Project Farma Leadership Committee, John has spearheaded Project Farma’s growth in the gene and cell therapy space. He has led and provided strategy on key partner initiatives including make vs. buy analysis, site and vendor selection, tech transfer execution strategies, and facility start-ups. 

In addition to his experience in advanced therapies, John has extensive experience with small and large molecules including biologics and biosimilars. Over the past four years, he has led facility builds totaling over $500MM. During this time, he has worked with small and large biotech and pharmaceutical companies including gene and cell therapy startups and CMOs/CROs.


Jim Watson

Jim Watson

Vice President

Jim Watson

Vice President

Jim Watson has 25+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a Vice President at Project Farma, has led development of Project Farma’s presence in the East Coast, and been a leader on its cell and gene therapy task force.  He started his career designing, building, and starting up membrane plants, to eventually managing large scale capital projects and leading engineering, maintenance, capital projects and EHS disciplines at a leading CMO. Jim has extensive experience in high purity utilities, large molecule biological processes and advanced therapies.  He has worked for small and established pharmaceutical and biotech organizations launching early phase manufacturing strategy, conceptual design, user requirement specifications, verification, validation, facility turnover and facility operations.  Jim graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is completing an MBA through the University of Central Oklahoma. 


Adam Pfeiffer

Adam Pfeiffer

Vice President of Strategy

Adam Pfeiffer

Vice President of Strategy

Adam Pfeiffer is the Vice President of Strategy at Project Farma. In his role, Adam drives overall business strategy, aligning with operations, marketing, and business development groups in growing the firm’s global life sciences partnerships.

With 16+ years of life sciences consulting experience, Adam has supported countless drug manufacturers in bringing life-saving therapies to the market, with an emphasis on engineering and qualification in the advanced therapy and large-molecule biologics space. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University.


Justin McCann

Justin McCann

Vice President of Finance

Justin McCann

Vice President of Finance

Justin McCann is the Vice President of Finance at Project Farma. In his role, Justin is responsible for developing, managing, and driving all aspects of the finance function, while partnering with business leaders to provide financial insight and drive decision-making around strategic and operational initiatives.

Justin has 15 years of varied experience within management consulting, auditing, financial due diligence, and corporate FP&A. Prior to Project Farma, Justin was a Vice President of Finance at Marsh McLennan where he was responsible for financial planning, analysis, and execution. He began his career in public accounting at KPMG. Justin holds bachelor degrees in both Accounting and Corporate Finance from Colorado State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Sarah Stoll

Sarah Stoll

Director

Sarah Stoll

Director

Sarah Stoll is a Director at Project Farma. She has over 8 years of experience in capital projects, operational strategy and execution in the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Gene Therapy Industry. In her role, Sarah applies expert knowledge, industry experience, and relentless energy to resolve potential roadblocks and produce solutions. She has led diverse, cross-functional teams of up to 25 throughout the entire project lifecycle including project initiation/funding requests, business case development, conceptual design, basis of design, detailed design, construction, commissioning and qualification, validation, project close-out/purchase order closure. She has a degree in B.S in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder 


Scott Deckrow

Scott Deckrow

General Manager of Business Operations

Scott Deckrow

General Manager of Business Operations

Scott Deckrow is the General Manager of Business Operations at Project Farma. Scott has 20+ years of Business management experience spanning multiple sectors from biotech / pharmaceutical to E-commerce and big box retail. As a member of Project Farma team, Scott has helped develop and enhance the strategic direction for Human Resources, Accounting, and Finance as well as bringing operational support to all PF’s regional teams. 


Robert Rossetti

Robert Rossetti

Sr. Director of Finance

Robert Rossetti

Sr. Director of Finance

Robert Rossetti is the Sr. Director of Finance at Project Farma. In his role, Robert is responsible for processing and analyzing the financial activities of the organization to maximize the financial strategic direction of Project Farma, driving results, and contributing to organizational goals and core competencies. Robert leads the development and maintaining of all necessary accounting policies and systems, assisting senior management in financial planning, KPI and critical success factor evolution as well as partnering cross-functionally to understand revenue and cost drivers.

Robert has over 11+ years of experience in preparing budgets, financial statement & profitability analysis, cost accounting, internal controls, resource planning, financial modeling, risk analysis, variance analysis and process development & implementation. He is a certified management accountant and certified in strategy and competitive analysis. Robert has a Bachelor of Finance from Drexel University and is completing an MBA through Villanova University’s School of Business with a dual concentration in finance and strategic management.


Joseph Neroni

Joseph Neroni

Director

Joseph Neroni

Director

Joe Neroni is a Director at Project Farma. He is a 10+ year leader in the biologics and advanced therapies industry leading and supporting cross-functional teams in Capital Projects, Medical Device, Engineering, and Validation in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Gene & Cell Therapy Industry, and Aerospace industries. As a member of the Project Farma Team, Joe has helped Project Farma’s growth in the gene and cell therapy space including building gene therapy facilities for some of the first ever commercially approved therapies. 

He has worked with small and large biotech companies including gene and cell therapy startups and CMOs/CROsholding multiple roles ranging in a wide variety of scope and responsibility from Project Management, Engineering Technical Lead, and Commissioning and Qualification Lead for Gene and Cell Therapy Facility Builds, Medical Device, Business Strategy, Technical Operations advisement and Facility Remediation. Joe has led programs greater than $230MM in the following disciplines: program and project management, turnkey facility builds, automation, validation, and engineering. He brings a strong technical background in Upstream, Downstream and Fill and Finish processes through the project life cycle from conceptual design through implementation with a proven adaptability to new situations demonstrated by successful projects in a variety of companies and industries involving new or improved facilities, infrastructure, utilities and process equipment.   


Michelle Sinsel

Michelle Sinsel

Director

Michelle Sinsel

Director

Michelle Sinsel is a Director at Project Farma. : In her role, Michelle leads high performing CQV teams, mentors and develops peers, creates validation strategies for projects, SME for data integrity initiatives, and manages project accounts for Project Farma.

With over 20+ years of extensive validation experience, Michelle brings significant validation and project knowledge to Project Farma. She has worked across the industry as a data integrity SME and validation manager with two brownfield startups, numerous process validation and data integrity remediations, and site expansions. Michelle specializes in computer system validations, QC instrument qualification, data integrity solutions, and equipment qualification.


Phil Massey

Phil Massey

Director

Phil Massey

Director

Phil Massey is a Director at Project Farma. In his role, Phil manages a multitude of clients throughout the Midwest region, leading integrated teams in biologics, blood therapies and next generation medicines (cell and gene therapies). Additionally, Phil leads several task forces focused on technical strategy and execution related to compliant pre-clinical, clinical, and commercial manufacturing.

Beginning his career at Pfizer in Australia, Phil moved into life sciences consulting, providing technical and managerial leadership to agile teams across a range of functional areas such as project management, facilities, infrastructure, process equipment, manufacturing operations and quality projects. His recent experience with PF includes building technical operations programs for some of the first ever commercially approved therapies as well as some exciting and promising pre-clinical therapies in the US and UK. He has an Economics and Communications Degree from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. 


Cory Proctor

Cory Proctor

Director

Cory Proctor

Director

Cory Proctor is a Director at Project Farma. He has 10+ years of experience in capital projects, medical device, and validation in the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Gene Therapy industry. Cory has held multiple project lead roles with the most recent being Project Manager for a gene therapy Tech Transfer. He has led diverse, cross-functional teams throughout the entire project lifecycle including project initiation/funding requests, business case development, conceptual design, basis of design, detailed design, construction, commissioning/qualification, validation, project close-out/purchase order closure. 


Landon DeCosta

Landon DeCosta

Director

Landon DeCosta

Director

Landon DeCosta is a Director at Project Farma. In his role, Landon is responsible for leading multiple cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams in large capital projects, facility builds, engineering and validation both internationally and domestically in the pharmaceutical, biotech and advanced therapy industry. 
 
Landon started his career in manufacturing at Amgen, then moved to validation, facility design and construction and to eventually providing technical and managerial leadership across various functional areas like program and project management, owner’s representation, engineering, facilities and validation.  His recent experience with Project Farma includes scaling up manufacturing for one of the first-ever advanced therapies including leading the commissioning and qualification efforts for a state-of-the-art viral vector facility build. 


Nathan Traughber

Nathan Traughber

Director

Nathan Traughber

Director

Nathan Traughber is a Director at Project Farma. With over 12 years of experience in the Biologics and Advanced Therapies industries, Nathan has a proven track record of successful engineering project management in an FDA regulated environment. This success comes from a strong multidisciplinary background in engineering, validation, quality, manufacturing and infrastructure.

In the Biologics space, Nathan has successfully implemented tens of millions of dollars in GMP engineering projects. He often served multiple simultaneous project roles such as Project Manager, Engineering Technical Lead, Qualification & Validation Lead and others as projects required.

At Project Farma, Nathan has spent the last 4 years deeply engaged in Advanced Therapies and has supported clients in various stages of clinical and commercial growth.  His strong GMP capital project background has enabled him to support strategic planning and execution of significant manufacturing expansions.


Terrell Smith

Terrell Smith

Director

Terrell Smith

Director

Terrell Smith is a Director at Project Farma. In his role, Terrell lead project teams, provides direction throughout project delivery life cycle, provides high-level technical direction, and engages with design teams early in the cycle to fully comprehend design scope. He creates project schedules for project tasks and drives alignment back into the overall program schedule, which includes resource planning and account management for both Project Farma and its global life science partners.

With over 20+ years of experience within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech industries, Terrell has been involved in several capital projects internationally and within the United states. Terrell has led large and small teams to successful project completion while ensuring the growth of team members. He has a degree in Biology from Grambling State University and an MBA from Baylor.


Emily Crumpton

Emily Crumpton

Marketing Manager

Emily Crumpton

Marketing Manager

Emily Crumpton is the Marketing Manager at Project Farma. In her role, Emily leads the Marketing department in brand strategy, conference & thought leadership execution, company culture promotion, communication, public relations, digital media, and client consulting.

With over 3 years of service at Project Farma supporting the Marketing and Infrastructure departments, Emily has grown the brand and online presence to be synonymous with being an industry leader in life science consulting. She has a degree in Sociology from Northern Illinois University.


Danny Foody

Danny Foody

Senior Manager II

Danny Foody

Senior Manager II

As a member of Project Farma, Danny Foody has supported and led capital projects for several partners in the Advanced Therapies and Biologics space. Danny provides technical and quality leadership for advising start-up and established pharmaceutical companies for CMO/CDMO operational readiness capabilities. Working with Project Farma’s Technical Operations team, he provides subject matter expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining cGMP facilities. Prior to Project Farma, Danny worked in an analytical and quality control laboratory. He earned his B.S. degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Nick Weinrich

Nick Weinrich

Senior Manager I

Nick Weinrich

Senior Manager I

Nicholas Weinreich is a Senior Manager at Project Farma. In his role, Nick leads teams supporting various projects ranging from facility implementation, data integrity remediation, process implementation/modification, and equipment upgrades. These projects have ranged from Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Gene and Cell Therapy, and have required expertise in Project Management, Validation, Quality, Automation, and Engineering.

With 10 years of industry experience, Nick has supported an array of clients from clinical startups to mature commercial facilities. His recent experience with PF required leading the Automation Validation workstream for a site conversion in the Gene Therapy space. Nick also supports the growth of his team members by providing technical guidance and leverages previous experience to overcome day to day challenges. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Christian Hermanas

Christian Hermanas

Senior Manager I

Christian Hermanas

Senior Manager I

Christian Hermanas is a graduate of the University of Southern California with his background in Biochemical Engineering. Christian is one of the East Coast leads for Project Farma supporting North Carolina and the Southeast. He is biotech veteran with his background Project Engineering and Project Management. Christian has supported multiple Gene Therapy manufacturing facility design and builds ranging up to $400MM. He has also supported pre-clinical and clinical organizations as they characterize their process and prepare for commercialization scale up.


Evan Bryant

Evan Bryant

Manager

Evan Bryant

Manager

Evan Bryant is one of the East Coast leads for Project Farma supporting the Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas. He is biotech veteran with his background in Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation, and Project Management. Evan has supported multiple advanced medicine and Cell Therapy manufacturing facility builds ranging up to $440MM. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with his background in Mechanical Engineering.


Julia Taicsich

Julia Taicsich

HR Manager

Julia Taicsich

HR Manager

Julia Taicsich is the Human Resources Manager at Project Farma. In her role, Julia leads the Human Resources Department in recruiting, benefits administration, policy development, and company-wide initiatives including employee engagement, career development, performance management, and philanthropy. She has a degree in Psychology from Marquette University.


Erik Hennig

Erik Hennig

Manager

Erik Hennig

Manager

Erik Hennig is a Manager at Project Farma. In his role, Erik leads teams supporting various projects ranging from process implementation/expansion, data integrity remediation, and equipment upgrades.

 

With 20+ years of pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing experience, Erik brings a strong knowledge of good manufacturing practices and data integrity to the Project Farma Team. Erik leverages his experience of lean manufacturing and industry best practices to support his team and clients


Kayla Fouch

Kayla Fouch

Manager

Kayla Fouch

Manager

Kayla Fouch is a Manager at Project Farma. In her role, Kayla leads teams of engineers in a wide array of projects including supporting advanced therapy facility build outs, compliance remediation, and process improvement initiatives.

With over 5 years of experience in process design, development, and testing, as well as technical learning management, Kayla has supported the PF global commitment to technical excellence through the development of industry-leading educational programs. She supports the Project Farma team as a technical lead on a broad variety of initiatives. Kayla has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Purdue University, a masters in Biotechnology and Chemical Sciences from Roosevelt University, as well as an MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology.


Parla Hoelter

Parla Hoelter

Manager

Parla Hoelter

Manager

Parla Hoelter is a Manager at Project Farma. In her role, she has lead teams in globalization, facility expansion, compliance, data integrity, commissioning & qualification, and automation. Parla has worked with small and large biotech and pharmaceutical companies including gene therapy startups and CMOs across the Midwest and is active in the mentorship program at Project Farma. She enjoys helping grow new talent and is chairperson of the Conference and Outreach Committee. She holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University.


Spencer Sather

Spencer Sather

Manager

Spencer Sather

Manager

Spencer Sather is a Manager at Project Farma. With nearly a decade of biotechnology experience at companies ranging from established industry players to up-and-coming startups, Spencer has led and supported a variety of projects including QC lab buildouts, analytical method development, validation, process equipment, and computerized systems validation. He also has experience in assisting organizations identify and define key process parameters prior to manufacturing scale-up implementation.


Tony Prince

Tony Prince

Manager

Tony Prince

Manager

Tony Prince is a graduate of the University of Southern California with his background in Industrial & Systems Engineering. Tony is one of the West Coast leads for Project Farma supporting Southern California. He is Gene & Cell Therapy veteran with his background in Cleanrooms, Automation, Project Engineering, and Project Management.

Tony has supported multiple Gene & Cell Therapy manufacturing facility design and builds ranging up to $300MM. He has also supported post-facility build validation and engineering backfill at existing Cell therapy manufacturing facilities helping his clients to maintain flexibility in supplying an increasing demand for live saving therapies


Sean Terrett

Sean Terrett

Manager

Sean Terrett

Manager

Sean Terrett is a Manager for Project Farma on the East Coast. Sean is a biotech veteran with a background in project engineering and project management and has supported multiple gene and cell therapy manufacturing facility design and builds. Sean has supported pre-clinical and clinical organizations perform business case analysis whether to build manufacturing capacity internally or purchase manufacturing capacity externally for their commercial pipeline.


Ryan Limbo

Ryan Limbo

Manager

Ryan Limbo

Manager

Ryan Limbo is a Manager at Project Farma. He has supported projects in diverse roles across validation, engineering, and capital project management. With years of experience working with advanced therapy clients from preclinical through commercialization, as well as biologics and complex molecule experience with some of the industry’s largest clients, he’s grateful for the opportunity to help bring new treatments to patients.

Having implemented bench-scale to production equipment, his latest projects have focused on QMS system development, analytical equipment validation, as well as facility/utility buildout and renovation. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Davis.


Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Accountant

Jessica Cook

Accountant

Jessica Cook is a Staff Accountant at Project Farma. In her role, Jessica supports the accounting department in payroll, AP & AR processing, business administration and reporting, as well as team member support. With over 10+ years of accounting experience, Jessica facilitated the creation and execution of Project Farma infrastructure operation excellence.


Ravi Shah

Ravi Shah

Manager

Ravi Shah

Manager

Ravi Shah is a Manager at Project Farma. In his role, Ravi supports Project Farma’s partners to lead diverse multi-disciplinary teams and support capital projects from implementing new equipment to facility builds.

With over 10 years of experience, Ravi has supported some of Project Farma’s largest clients and projects from backfilling roles such as Process Engineer, Commissioning and Qualification Lead, to providing consulting services to develop industry leading processes. Ravi is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.


Austin Potthoff

Austin Potthoff

Manager

Austin Potthoff

Manager

Austin has extensive experience in capital project management and validation in the Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device, Biotechnology and Advanced Therapy Industry. With Project Farma Austin has lead and managed validation teams of 10+ team members in Project Engineering, Project Management, and Commissioning & Qualification in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. In addition to implementing new facility build out and qualification for complex molecule manufacturing, Austin has most recently successfully managed Tech Transfer in existing facilities for novel processes that require significant infrastructure change.


Derrick Molera

Derrick Molera

Manager

Derrick Molera

Manager

Derrick Molera is a graduate of California State University, Channel Islands with a background in Biology. He has eight years of biotech experience in a multitude of fields ranging from manufacturing, quality assurance, quality systems & compliance, document control, knowledge management, materials management, drug product labeling & packaging, and final drug product disposition.


Zachary Luce

Zachary Luce

Manager

Zachary Luce

Manager

Zachary Luce is a Manager at Project Farma and has led projects including facility start-ups, facility improvements/expansions, lab conversions, and capital equipment projects.

He has developed partner strategies for C&Q as well as managed implementation of C&Q strategies with multi-disciplinary teams including automation systems, lab instruments, single-use systems, and traditional stainless steel vessels. Zach has also overseen start-ups and expansions of labs and facilities to meet partner’s schedules and budgets. Additional support has been provided for implementation of new capital equipment and facility improvements.


Salome Philip

Salome Philip

Senior Consultant II

Salome Philip

Senior Consultant II

Salome Philip is a Sr. Consultant II at Project Farma. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a background in Chemical & Biological Engineering and Computer Science.

Salome has worked with small and large biotech and pharmaceutical companies including gene and cell therapy startups and CDMOs across the United States. In her roles, she has led teams in globalization, facility expansion, and commissioning & qualification. She specializes in project management, commissioning & qualification, and facility program strategy supporting clinical and commercial manufacturing.


Andrew Doppstadt

Andrew Doppstadt

Manager

Andrew Doppstadt

Manager

Andrew Doppstadt is a Manager at Project Farma. In his role, Andrew manages a multitude of clients through the Northeast region, leading cross functional teams in biologics, radiopharmaceuticals, and cell and gene therapy. Additionally, Andrew supports leadership efforts for all clients in the Northeast Region.

Beginning his careers in Quality Management Systems at Sanofi, Andrew transitioned into pharmaceutical consulting, delivering technical and management leadership solutions in a multitude of areas such as project management, engineering, facilities, infrastructure, process development, and quality. Andrew’s recent experience with PF includes process development and qualification strategy development for groundbreaking therapies in the Cell and Gene therapy space. Andrew has a Finance Degree and an Economics Degree from the University of New Hampshire.


Austin Dower

Austin Dower

Manager

Austin Dower

Manager

Austin Dower is a Manager at Project Farma. In his role, Austin serves as a Southeast Region lead. With a background in analytical process development and qualification, Austin shifted focus to biologics-based capital projects, led teams through traditional and risk-based validation, and managed manufacturing PMO and operational readiness teams internationally. In his more recent roles, Austin has managed manufacturing execution system (MES) implementations, and designed and managed automation designs for gene therapy builds.

Austin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Biology and Biochemistry.


Tyler Friedl

Tyler Friedl

Senior Consultant II

Tyler Friedl

Senior Consultant II

Tyler Friedl is a Sr Consultant II at Project Farma. In his role, Tyler leads design, build, and validation of automation and OT systems including process control systems, environmental monitoring systems, building automation systems, data historian systems, and control networks for Project Farma’s global life science partners.

Tyler has a MS in Electrical Engineering and vast experience with DeltaV, OSI PI, FactoryTalk, Wonderware, iFix, PLCs, SQL, Win911, Syncade, and control network infrastructure. He has also developed GAMP 5 based computerized system validation programs, led large scale data integrity assessment efforts, and supported multiple regulatory inspections.


Michael Bloom

Michael Bloom

Senior Consultant II

Michael Bloom

Senior Consultant II

As a member of Project Farma, Michael Bloom has leveraged his background in CQV, cleanroom design, upstream processing, and project management to support multiple gene and cell therapy cGMP, pilot, and QC facility builds across the advanced therapy space. Michael has worked with multi-disciplinary teams to develop VMPs, project charters, capacity planning analyses, and CQV strategies to ensure all planned activities meet the partner’s budget and schedule, and ensure all equipment is ready for day 1 operation. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Allison Bushman

Allison Bushman

Senior Consultant II

Allison Bushman

Senior Consultant II

Allison Bushman is a Sr. Consultant II at Project Farma. She is one of the leads within the Northeast region supporting the expansion of gene and cell therapy in Washington, D.C. area. Allison is a graduate of Yale University (B.S.) and University of Illinois (M.S.) with a background in Mechanical Engineering.

Allison has support multiple projects, including facility builds, development of maintenance and reliability programs, process validation, and technical transfers. Her experience enables her to support Project Farma and client teams to achieve key milestones that drive advancements in gene and cell therapy with the goal of improving the lives of patients.


Zachary Bostrom

Zachary Bostrom

Senior Consultant II

Zachary Bostrom

Senior Consultant II

Zach Bostrom is a Sr. Consultant II at Project Farma. In his role, Zach has lead multiple workstreams in projects ranging from process equipment procurement, equipment validation, and the implamentation and validation of manufacturing Electronic Batch Record systems for clients in the gene and cell therapy and biologics spaces.

Zach has helped Project Farma develop partnerships in the Chicago, I270 Corridor and Raleigh-Durham regions. In addition to his client work, Zach has also been involved in Project Farma’s internal training and mentorship programs. Zach graduated from Purdue Univeristy with a statistics degree, with minors in finance and history.


Brian Brazill

Brian Brazill

Senior Consultant II

Brian Brazill

Senior Consultant II

Brian Brazill is a Sr. Consultant for Project Farma and is a biotech veteran with a background in process validation and project management. Brian started his career working in cold chain validation and supported successful submissions for multiple cell and gene therapies. He has worked on multinational, cross functional teams to assist in developing validation strategies and assessing risks Brian graduate of Purdue University with a background in Chemical Engineering.


Marina Lobato Cidoncha

Marina Lobato Cidoncha

Senior Consultant I

Marina Lobato Cidoncha

Senior Consultant I

Marina Lobato is a Sr. Consultant I at Project Farma. She started her career in the medical device industry, but since joining Project Farma she has led advanced therapy facility build CQV, including startups and CDMOs. She also has experience supporting our partners through post-facility build maintenance validation efforts. She has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology


Sean McMillan

Sean McMillan

Senior Consultant I

Sean McMillan

Senior Consultant I

Sean McMillan is a Sr. Consultant II at Project Farma. In his role, Sean supports Commissioning and Qualification strategies for Project Farma’s life science partners.

With over 7+ years of experience, Sean has a diverse engineering background and experience supporting teams of various sizes. Sean has experience in engineering design, contractor coordination, and project stakeholder collaboration. He has degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee State University


Tony Day

Tony Day

Senior Consultant I

Tony Day

Senior Consultant I

Tony Day is a Sr. Consultant at Project Farma. As a consultant, Tony supports projects in various roles across the Technical Operations continuum, including Validation, Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Capital Project Management. Tony holds a BSc in Chemistry and an MBA from Benedictine University.

With 20+ years in pharmaceutical operations, Tony’s experience in leading projects and cross-functional teams has allowed him to deliver results and bring about fundamental changes and improvements in strategy and process. He is looking forward to continuing his support of Project Farma’s efforts to drive a patient focused culture throughout the industry.


Meghna Sengupta

Meghna Sengupta

Senior Consultant I

Meghna Sengupta

Senior Consultant I

Meghna Sengupta leads quality programs and strategy development for startup and facility build projects in her role with Project Farma. She ensures that product quality and patient safety is at the foundation of each project by delivering compliant validation solutions to our clients. With her experience in project management, Meghna has led CQV and quality workstreams for some of Project Farma’s largest clients and projects.

Meghna started her career specializing in global deviation response, before moving on to a variety of roles in the pharmaceutical industry as part of cross-functional teams on capital projects driving qualification and validation efforts for multiple manufacturing facilities around the country. She earned her degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from The Ohio State University.


Edward DeCrescenzo

Edward DeCrescenzo

Senior Consultant I

Edward DeCrescenzo

Senior Consultant I


Sam Scragg

Sam Scragg

Senior Consultant I

Sam Scragg

Senior Consultant I

Sam Scragg is a Sr. Consultant I at Project Farma. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, with a degree in chemical and biological engineering and the Lockheed Martin engineering management certificate. Sam has gained diverse experience in biotech ranging from manufacturing to operations excellence and project management. Sam supports Colorado and California as a lead. He as also supported multiple site startups to develop processes, qualify equipment, and prepare for commercialization.


Purva Vaidya

Purva Vaidya

Senior Consultant I

Purva Vaidya

Senior Consultant I

Purva Vaidya is an experienced biotech and pharmaceutical Sr. Consultant I at Project Farma. She leads diverse, cross-functional teams in execution of capital projects ranging from large scale manufacturing facility builds to complex tech transfers. She has had key involvement in development and implementation of CQV strategies for both single-use advanced therapy technologies and traditional stainless steel biologics.

Purva’s contributions include supporting industry leading CDMO/CMOs implement cGMP suites for production of clinical and commercial drug product. Purva earned her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University.


Craig Shaffer

Craig Shaffer

Senior Consultant I

Craig Shaffer

Senior Consultant I

Craig Shaffer a Senior Consultant at Project Farma. In his role, Craig helps lead and support cross-functional teams on a range of projects nationally and abroad. With over 5 years of experience in the biotech industry, Craig has helped bring several advanced therapies to market impacting countless patients. Craig has a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago.


Ally Moore

Ally Moore

Senior Analyst, FP&A

Ally Moore

Senior Analyst, FP&A

Ally Moore is a Senior Analyst, FP&A at Project Farma. In her role, Ally supports corporate deliverables by being a strategic business partner with site leads through maintaining MSA’s, forecasts, internal & external reporting metrics, and providing ad-hoc analysis. With a degree in Business Management from Elmhurst College and over 10+ years of finance and accounting experience Ally has been essential in implementing and driving processes to help make Project Farma successful


Garrett Wolf

Garrett Wolf

Senior Consultant I

Garrett Wolf

Senior Consultant I

Garrett Wolf is a Senior Consultant at Project Farma. In his role, Garrett helps lead and support cross-functional teams for capital and operational-support projects that have provided hands-on experience with a wide variety of GxP systems in both the CQV and CSV work streams. Garrett has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Wichita State University.


Brett Wolff

Brett Wolff

Senior Consultant I

Brett Wolff

Senior Consultant I

Brett Wolff is a Sr. Consultant I at Project Farma. In his role, Brett leads the Automation and Computer System Validation (CSV) efforts for several Advanced Therapy partners, facilitating the development and execution of validation strategies and essential cross-functional processes. In addition to his Automation experience, as a Project Manager, Brett drives Capital Project timelines, milestones, and key decisions within CQV, Supply Chain, QC, and Materials Management workstreams. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a background in Biomedical Engineering.