Lisa Cozza, Senior Director of Business Development and Strategy of BioProcess Technology Consultants, brings over 30 years of scientific, operations, and business development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Lisa has extensive experience in negotiating client service agreements and managing contract manufacturing alliances, including collaborations with small start-up firms, large pharmaceutical companies, and others. Prior to joining BPTC, Lisa was Senior Director, External Supply Bio-Operations at Astra-Zeneca where she was responsible for managing external biologics supply, multiple CMO production facilities, and commercial launch activities. Prior to AZ, Lisa was VP of Business Development for Laureate BioPharma, now Patheon, in Princeton.
Lisa worked for nine years each with Human Genome Sciences, Rockville MD and Lonza Biologics, Portsmouth NH, where she was accountable for the commercial and clinical manufacturing, training and process technology teams. During her time with HGS and Lonza, Lisa led the early implementation of several key components of lean manufacturing initiatives. Before joining Lonza, she spent seven years with Genetics Institute (now Pfizer) in various tactical and lead roles in the QC labs, purification process development and clinical manufacturing areas.
Lisa holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and an MBA from Northeastern University. She has recently finished her BABOK certificate in Business Analysis and has taken executive courses in negotiation and persuasion from MIT Sloan and the Harvard Business School.