A team approach is used to assist both Kymanox and its clients. Below are members of the Kymanox management team:
President, Owner, and Operator
Sarah is the President, owner and operator of Kymanox. She funded Kymanox during its start-up and first year of operation and has led the following areas at Kymanox: Business Operations, Sales and Marketing, Client Services, and Human Resources. Prior to Kymanox, Sarah held positions of increasing responsibility for market development at J. P. Morgan Chase , Oakwood Corporate Housing, Texas Guaranteed (TG), Keller Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and North Carolina State University. Sarah graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. She is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI), Women in BIO, and Parenteral Drug Association (PDA).
CEO and Secretary
Stephen is the CEO, Secretary and founder of Kymanox. He has over 20 years of cGMP biopharma manufacturing experience as a process engineer, project manager, and regulatory advisor. Before starting Kymanox, Stephen held various leadership roles supporting successful scale-up, start-up and commercialization initiatives at M+W Group, Abbott Laboratories, Covance Biotechnology Services, Diosynth Biotechnology and Human Genome Sciences. Stephen graduated with high honors with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He has also studied at the graduate level at Purdue University. Stephen speaks regularly as an industry expert on technology transfer, project management, risk management, and validation.
Director, Business Development
MaryBeth Panagos is a business development professional with 12 years of business relations and sales experience in the biotech, high tech and pharma industries. Blending degrees in Genetics and Theatre Directing, she is adept at negotiating academic, government, and commercial contracts, coordinating industry events, and leading community projects.
As the founder of Freedom Labs, Inc., MaryBeth chartered events such as Triangle Biotech Research Symposium, TEDx San Antonio, and the AACR Breast Cancer Symposium. She has organized symposiums at academic institutes and biotech hubs across the country.
MaryBeth serves as Biotech Advisor for the City of Durham’s Urban Innovation Center. She sits on the Board of Directors for Walltown Children's Theatre and Triangle Biotech Tuesdays. She is passionate about facilitating biotech industry access to underserved communities through music and outreach projects.
Vice President, Information Technology
Kevin brings over fifteen years of technology and systems integration experience to Kymanox including extensive expertise in the development and project management of large-scale, on-demand applications. Kevin is also experienced in Computer Software Validation, helping clients achieve FDA approval on software for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. At Kymanox, Kevin has spearheaded the integration of internet technologies into all aspects of the business, including the development of CMOLocator and KymaSTORE. Kevin graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a concentration in Management Information Systems. Kevin is PMP Certified and a member of the Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC) and the Project Management Institute.
Senior Manager, Quality + Compliance
Nathan Blazei is the Senior Manager of the Quality + Compliance group at Kymanox. Nathan has been an integral member of the Kymanox audit team and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) response team for the past 3 years, working with clients domestically and internationally to achieve compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for drug products and the Quality System Regulation (QSR) for medical devices. He has nearly 15 years of health care industry experience spanning biologics, biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and combination products. He is skilled in various quality management system tools, and he has written sections of regulatory filings at various times in his career.
Sr. Project Manager
Mitchel Kevern is a senior project manager at Kymanox with focuses on Process Operations, Engineering, Quality, Regulatory Compliance, and Validation. Mitchel has experience in the medical device, biopharmaceutical, and biotech industries developing processes, authoring and implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs), co-authoring regulatory submissions, auditing quality systems, validating equipment and computer systems, and managing multi-million dollar projects.