Our People

Xybion solutions are created, developed, delivered and supported by practitioners with significant domain experience.

  • We delivered solutions in 16 countries in all five continents.
  • We have team members based in the USA, Canada, India, Germany, Switzerland and China.
  • We speak over ten languages.
  • We are led by thought leaders in technology driven businesses, value creators in drug discovery, preclinical, lab information management, lab data management, quality, compliance, risks, health & safety, and workers compensation.
Pradip K. Banerjee, Ph.D., MBA

Pradip K. Banerjee, Ph.D., MBA

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Banerjee is an entrepreneurial senior executive with 30+ years of in-depth experience in the global Life Sciences, Healthcare and Services industry in global operations, strategic management, business development, investments and new ventures creation, M&A and Buy-outs. Prior to acquiring Xybion in 2008, Pradip served as President and CEO of Science Center in Philadelphia focused on creating, incubating, managing and investing in science based new companies. He was the Partner-in-Charge of the pharmaceutical Research & Development unit of Accenture where he created the R&D consulting unit and had grown it to become $100+ million worldwide business. Dr. Banerjee holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the Wharton Business School of University of Pennsylvania.

Kamal Biswas

Kamal Biswas

President & Chief Operating Officer

Kamal joined Xybion as its President and Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He is an acknowledged leader in the life sciences industry and has over 20 years’ experience in management consulting and pharmaceutical business. Very recently, Kamal was a Partner and leader of the global Life Sciences practice at Infosys Consulting. Before that, he spent several years working with pharma companies including Novartis Pharma and Ciba Geigy to manage manufacturing and late- stage R&D functions.

Kamal is a trained Design Thinking expert and helps companies create innovative ideas, demystify mysteries, define problems better to transform businesses through the adoption of innovative technologies, artificial intelligence and other non-traditional methods of the future. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, and a successful author of “Pharmaceutical Prescription: How the Right Technology Can Save the Pharmaceutical Business”, Kamal has been evangelizing businesses, educational institutions and students to adopt technologies better to solve problems and enhance capabilities.

Steve Porfano

Steve Porfano

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Steve manages Xybion corporate function which includes Finance, HR, Legal and QA. Steve joined Xybion in 1989 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1991. As Chief Financial Officer, Steve is responsible for the establishment, enhancement, coordination and administration of the Company’s financial systems, internal controls, and related areas. Additionally, he is the corporate liaison to the Company’s bank, independent certified public accounting firm and governmental compliance and financial auditors.

Anu Roy

Anu Roy

Chief Solutions Delivery Officer

Anu manages project delivery and relationship. She has over 18 years of Life Sciences industry and IT services experience. Anu has a strong track record of designing and developing digital solutions, management consulting, quality & compliance Management, CLM, process & key metrics design, program execution & improvement and account management.

Anu is a recipient of the STEM WOC ‘Technology Rising Star ‘by US Women’s magazine in 2014. She has received several other awards including Infosys Consulting Architect Award for outstanding achievement in 2011, RCL Crown Golden Brain Award in 2013. Anu is a guest columnist at Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor and published in several international business magazines.

Anu has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and MBA in marketing.

Richard Miller

Richard Miller

Chief Marketing Officer

Richard Miller joined Xybion as its Chief Marketing Officer in 2019. A tenured marketing professional, Richard brings a wealth of experience in both sales and marketing across multiple industries including the commercial aviation, public venture capital, technology-based economic development, and non-profit organizations Over the last 3 decades, Richard has helped organizations create market success stories and pivot growth strategies successfully. Richard most recently was with Tesla and BMW managing sales, lead generation and marketing.

Avanish Ojha

Avanish Ojha

Chief Technology Officer

Avanish is the head of Xybion R&D Lab and responsible for developing new products. He has architected the Xybion Digital Platform. He leads design thinking sessions to understand client requirements and helps create customer specific solutions. He has over 15 years technology product development experience. Avanish worked with GE Healthcare before coming to Xybion in 2014. He is an Indian Institute of Technology alumnus and holds several technology certifications.

Bob Friedman

Bob Friedman

Chief Solution Architect

Bob Friedman has over 25 years of experience in Preclinical information systems at Xybion Corporation as a developer, development manager and Chief Solution Architect. He has been an active member of the CDISC SEND standards consortium for five years as well as the PhUSE / FDA Industry Collaboration. Bob has previously worked for Synthes Orthopedics, NYU Medical Center and the New York State Department of Health. He has a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Keith Dempsey

Keith Dempsey

Chief Information Officer

Keith Dempsey has joined Xybion as our global CIO. He brings 20+ years of progressive Information Technology experience from Merck, AIG, Barclays and PriceWaterhouse. Focusing his career on building global strategies that capitalize on progressive technologies that scale in accordance to realized business growth. His experiences range from introducing new technologies that facilitated a competitive advantage for Merck, introduced new and scalable technologies for AIG Investments, and created progressive global organizational improvements for Barclay’s Capital. Keith has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from William Paterson University.

Carlos Frade

Carlos Frade

Preclinical Solutions Leader

Carlos brings in leadership to Xybion’s preclinical R&D solutions. In his present role Carlos has revenue growth responsibility and manages client relationships across various clients globally. As a strategic advisor to research facilities across the globe for over 20 years, Carlos brings a wealth of creativity, innovation, and experience to bring compliant, database-driven, modern software solutions. Since1988, he has had progressive experience in leading Xybion to its current market position. Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Pittsburgh.

Tom Klapmuts

Tom Klapmuts

Digital Lab Solution Leader

Tom provides leadership in designing, delivering and revenue growth of Xybion digital lab solutions. He is an experienced client solutions manager with a demonstrated history of working with many clients globally to solve their business problem. Tom has training in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Life Sciences, CRO Management, and Clinical Development. Before joining Xybion 8 years back, he worked for pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and Schering Plough. Tom is a Purdue university alumnus.

Dave Chiaramonte

Dave Chiaramonte

Enterprise Assets and HSE Leader

Dave brings diverse and deep expertise to his leadership role as the leader of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Employee Health & Safety line of business. Dave has over twenty years of experience Information Technology industry in development, implementation and integration of complex Enterprise Systems in large corporate environments. He is a highly regarded technology leader in IBM’s Maximo Asset Management Product implementation. Dave worked with BMS and Dupont pharmaceuticals before joining Xybion in 2004.

Priya Rajesh

Priya Rajesh

Head of Sales: APAC & EMEA

Priya is responsible for Xybion business growth in APAC and EMEA region. She brings over 18 years of experience in Business Consulting and Operations Management. Her deep expertise in diversified areas, including strategic alliance and partnership management, diversity and inclusivity initiatives and employee development, will amplify Xybion’s global strategic relationships and will strengthen the company’s executive leadership in India. In her last role at Conduent, she served as Director-Marketing & Bid Management. Prior to this, Priya has worked with Infosys and Covansys (now CSC). Priya holds degrees in microbiology & health management.

James Castonguay

James Castonguay

Product Technology Lead

James provides leadership to Xybion quality management system product design, development and client delivery. James started working with Xybion in 2002 in its Canadian operation. He is now managing product delivery from the US. James has a master’s in mathematics and minor in informatics from the University of Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada.

Heidi Krueger

Heidi Krueger

Director Quality Assurance

Heidi leads Xybion’s Quality Assurance practice. She has over 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing quality assurance policies. Since joining Xybion in 2000, Heidi worked with several clients to design quality policies and ensure compliance. She is responsible to hosting Xybion customer audits. Heidi has a BA degree in Biology from The King’s College.

Raji Bijur

Raji Bijur

Head of Quality Control & CSV

Raji leads Xybion Quality Control function. She has over 22 years of experience in software quality management, CSV, SQA, software process & KPI development and industry benchmarking. She has strong process implementation knowledge including ISO, CMMI, Agile, Scrum, Six Sigma, Lean. Certified CSQA, CSV, GCP, and GAMP. Raji has led implantation of QC processes in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects. Before coming to Xybion in 2019, she worked with IQVIA (Former Quintiles), Infosys, Aris Global, Mphasis and serving clients across different market segments. Raji has a bachelor’s degree in information science & technology and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.