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 a less than 7% 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

CEO & General Counsel

anshulmangal

@projectfarma.com

773.531.2120

Anshul Mangal

CEO & General Counsel

Anshul is a biotech entrepreneur, experienced CEO and attorney. He is the founder, CEO 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

Vice President

tonykhoury

@projectfarma.com

312.771.4947

Tony Khoury

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

Vice President

johnkhoury

@projectfarma.com

847.754.7487

John Khoury

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.


Scott Deckrow

Scott Deckrow

Business Operations

scottdeckrow

@projectfarma.com

813.394.4924

Scott Deckrow

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. 


Cory Proctor

Cory Proctor

Cory Proctor

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. 


Sarah Stoll

Sarah Stoll

Sarah Stoll

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 


Jim Watson

Jim Watson

Jim Watson

Jim Watson has 25+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  He is a Senior Director 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. 


Julia Taicsich

Julia Taicsich

Julia Taicsich

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.


Nathan Traughber

Nathan Traughber

Nathan Traughber


Joseph Neroni

Joseph Neroni

Joseph Neroni

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.   


Lesley Davis

Lesley Davis

Lesley Davis

Lesley Davis is an Associate Director at Project Farma. In her role, Lesley interfaces with the client as Site and Project Lead and provides Technical and Managerial Leadership to staff. She actively seeks and identifies projects for Project Farma support as well as represents Project Farma at ISPE events and other regional or national networking events.  

With 20+ years of pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing experience, Lesley brings a strong knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices to the Project Farma Team. She is a subject matter expert who provides high level technical and quality direction, training, and career development. Lesley has also backfilled quality assurance roles for Project Farma partners providing them with extra support for validation processes as well as day to day operations. She has a degree in Biology from Colorado State University. 


Landon DeCosta

Landon DeCosta

Landon DeCosta


Phil Massey

Phil Massey

Phil Massey

Phil Massey is an Associate 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. 


Ally Viggiani

Ally Viggiani

Ally Viggiani

Ally Viggiani is a Staff Accountant at Project Farma. In her role at Project Farma, Ally assists the Accounting & Finance Department with all bookkeeping and financial reporting. With a degree in Business Management from Elmhurst College and over 8+ years of accounting experience Ally has been essential in implementing and driving processes to help make Project Farma successful.


Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook is a Staff Accountant at Project Farma. In her role, Jessica supports the accounting department in payroll, AP processing, AR processing, business administration / reporting and team member support for Project Farma. With over 10+ years of accounting experience, Jessica has contributed to creating and executing Project Farma’s infrastructure operations.


Connor Rudny

Connor Rudny

Connor Rudny

Connor Rudny is Creative Director at Project Farma. In his role, Connor leads the marketing department in advertising, brand strategy, development and communication, public relations, digital media, UI/UX design, development and execution, conference and trade show strategy and execution and analytical reporting for both Project Farma and its global life science partners.   

With over 10+ years of marketing experience, Connor has grown Project Farma’s brand and online presence to become synonymous with being an industry leader in life science consulting. Connor has also backfilled lead marketing roles for various Project Farma partners and led several marketing initiatives and campaigns for international life science companies. He has degree in Journalism from DePaul University. 


Emily Crumpton

Emily Crumpton

Emily Crumpton

Emily Crumpton is the HR Generalist at Project Farma. In her role, Emily supports the Human Resources Department in benefits administration, employment and employee branding, training and development, employee experience, planning and execution of company events, university relations, and full-cycle recruitment including sourcing strategy and execution, 

With a heavy background in talent acquisition and employee experience, Emily has contributed to Project Farma’s rapid growth and impressive retention to become synonymous with being an industry leader in life science consulting. Emily has also led the implementation and execution of Project Farma’s applicant tracking, learning management, and performance management systems. She has a degree in Sociology from Northern Illinois University.