A team approach is used to assist both Kymanox and its clients. Below are members of the Kymanox management team:
Chairman, Owner, and Operator
Sarah is the 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).
President and CEO
Stephen is the founder, president, and CEO of Kymanox. He has over 15 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.