Tunnell Consultants Offer Deep Industry Experience

Tunnell is comprised of exceptionally qualified life sciences consultants who not only know the industry inside and out, but who also truly understand your business and what it takes to be successful. Below is just a representative sampling of our industry consultants.

OUR CONSULTANTS

Greg Anthos

Greg brings to Tunnell over 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry, including over a decade of consulting experience in all business functions. He is adept at strategy development and execution, change management, operations management and program / project management. He is a seasoned operations leader with significant experience in engineering, organizational transformation and supply chain.

Prior to joining Tunnell, he spent 30 years at Merck & Co., most recently as Executive Director, Business Consulting, where he was a program leader in charge of transforming a 2,000 person global regulatory affairs function in order to provide a more competitive advantage for Merck. Previously he was Sr. Director, Merck Sigma Program and Training and MMD Operational Excellence Director where he developed a worldwide Lean Six Sigma Training program that was adopted by over 5,000 employees. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt as well as Change Agent II and Process Improvement Master.

Contact Greg at greg.anthos@tunnellconsulting.com.

EDUCATION

  • MBA, James Madison University
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Virginia Tech

Bill Connell

Bill Connell brings over 30 years of experience to Tunnell with both consulting and pharmaceutical operations experience in Life Sciences in the areas of supply chain strategy and optimization, operational excellence and technology solutions such as ERP and product serialization and e-pedigree. His leadership skills and specialized insights have consistently delivered positive results, operational improvements and improved client profitability and performance.

Prior to joining Tunnell in 2019, Bill was President and Managing Director of WD Connell Consulting where he worked with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on strategy, supply chain optimization, technology solutions and operational excellence. He was also VP, Consulting at Maxiom Group Consulting (which was acquired by Collaborative Consulting LLC), Sr. VP of Global Operations at Iroko Pharmaceuticals/Iroko Cardio LLC where he oversaw the QA, IT, Supply Chain, Tech Ops and Product Development operations, managing over 30 global CMOs and partners. Bill also worked at Tunnell previously as Supply Chain Practice Director and was part of the leadership team during Tunnell’s growth in Life Sciences.

Bill can be reached at bill.connell@tunnellconsulting.com.

EDUCATION

  • Lean Six Sigma training, University of Michigan
  • MBA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, University of Maine

Charlotte Eberle

Before joining Tunnell Charlotte was a consultant in the Disputes, Forensics and Legal Technology – Global Construction Practice at Navigant Consulting where she earned the distinction of being the most utilized consultant from the Associate Director level and below. Her responsibilities included conducting large data asset analyses including damage quantifications, schedule delay/acceleration analyses, contract, and accounting record audits and risk and compliance assessments. While providing Regulatory Support to a large biotechnology plant she performed in-depth forensic and regulatory analysis of opposing sides’ alleged claims in manpower, escalation, loss of productivity and inflated bond and insurance rates. Findings were used in litigation support presentations. Previously Charlotte was a Research Fellow at Villanova University.

She can be reached at Charlotte.Eberle@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Villanova University

Alex Goodwin

Alex works with our Project Managers and Delivery Executives to execute the strategy and client projects for our Life Sciences business unit. Most recently, as a Facilities & Engineering Fellow at Amgen, Inc., Alex integrated the cross-functional equipment and consumable staging facilities, reducing long-term storage needs by 15% while establishing a standardized and sustainable equipment management scheme. Previously, as Operations & Logistics Manager for the US Navy ROTC at MIT he managed global training logistics for over 100 students in support of active operations on US warships as well as taught Naval Science college courses in Navigation and Naval Operations. Previously, as an Electrical Systems Engineer for the US Navy, Alex led over 30 personnel in the operation and maintenance of site-wide electrical systems and achieved 100% functionality and operational redundancy throughout 7 months of continuous operational deployment. He supervised a 12-person engineering team for propulsion, electrical power, and supporting systems over 800 hours of operation while maintaining consistent system functionality and oversaw engineering system training for over 180 personnel & reduced legacy training shortfalls by more than 50%.

Alex can be reached at alex.goodwin@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • M.S., System Design and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Citadel

J. Edgar Guerzon

Edgar is a biopharmaceutical professional with 36+ years’ experience within the Manufacturing and Quality Assurance industries. Most recently he was a biotech and pharmaceutical consultant with Pharma Tech Services in San Juan, PR where he was an independent consultant with major consulting firms for Biotech/Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices. He provided services including FDA Remediation, Compliance, GMP Validation, Project Management & Lean Six Sigma. He authored and executed Validation Protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ), SOPs and reports, Global Policies and Global Procedures and Validation documents (IQ/OQ/PQ, Validation Plan and Comparability protocols) and reports for PAT (Process Analytical Technology). Previously he was Director, Quality Site Head at BluCaribe where he was responsible for the implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the Site Quality Systems to ensure the manufacturing of high-quality products, on time, at competitive prices.

Edgar can be reached at edgar.guerzon@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • BS in Biology, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Nicole Hartz

Nichole will work with assigned Life Sciences Project Managers and Delivery Executives in executing the strategy and client projects for the Life Sciences business unit.

Most recently she has been a Research Scientist at University of Pennsylvania where she worked on the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. She used data entry to send samples for outpatient testing. She stored and pulled samples and ran testing on them. She has also been a Data Science Student at Springboard and has 550+ hours of hands-on curriculum, with 1:1 industry expert mentor oversight, and completion of 2 in-depth capstone projects. She mastered skills in Python, SQL, data analysis, data visualization, hypothesis testing, and machine learning. Previously, as a Lab Assistant at Quest Diagnostics, she prepared whole blood samples for tuberculosis tests, prepared chemicals for testing, performed maintenance and restocked machinery and used machinery for specimen manipulation.

Nichole can be reached at Nichole.hartz@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • BS, Ecology and Evolution, University of Pittsburgh

Jonathan Horn

Jonathan brings over 30 years of management consulting expertise to Tunnell, with significant experience assessing, designing, and managing enterprise transformation initiatives, especially to help establish and grow emerging companies. He has significant experience in multiple healthcare sectors, including life sciences and federal health and has published and been quoted in multiple periodicals, and has been a speaker at industry, vendor, and user group conferences and webinars. Jonathan completed LEADERSHIP Philadelphia’s Core Program, which mobilizes private, public sector, and non-profit leaders to enhance their civic knowledge and awareness, enrich leadership skills, and gain non-profit board training and placement. He has since served on the Board of Directors (past Co-Chair) of The Enterprise Center in Philadelphia, whose mission is to cultivate and invest in minority entrepreneurs to inspire working together for economic growth in communities. Jonathan is also passionate about staff mentoring and people development.

Prior to joining Tunnell, he served as a Partner at Infosys Consulting, and a Partner/Principal at Deloitte Consulting. He has held numerous client-facing and internal leadership roles, and his client service activities include: assessing the capabilities needed to grow emerging companies; performing the project/program ROI / business case analyses, project/program evaluation and design, and complex project/program management required to institute those capabilities; enterprise and technology transformation; and operations improvement.

Jonathan can be reached at jonathan.horn@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • MBA, Information Systems, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business

  • BS, Public Policy, Cornell University

Jake Johanni

Jake is a recent graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Chemical Engineering. While a Process Engineering Intern at Enpress LLC, in Eastlake, OH, he assisted in designing and implementing cost saving solutions in the production of composite pressure vessels and carbon filtration blocks. He also collaborated with the quality engineering team to create quality specification for R&D carbon blocks. While a student Jake developed and presented a research paper on the production of biofuels in wastewater treatment facilities. Jake will work with our experienced consultants to identify problems and implement solutions while partnering with client leaders and engaging client organizations to significantly transform their business.

Jake can be reached at jake.johanni@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Scott Myers

Scott has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of technical, managerial and business leadership in the global pharmaceutical industry. He has a proven and successful track record of delivering cost effective, timely results in highly complex and fast-paced environments serving global markets. He is adept at identifying and controlling risks associated with development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals. Scott is known for his expertise in the interpretation and execution of domestic and international cGMP requirements.

Prior to joining Tunnell, he was Executive Director, Compliance and Quality Oversight at Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. Scott was responsible for setting the company’s strategy for the interpretation, auditing and execution of those requirements. He led the Compliance and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) teams and managed the site-wide Consent Decree Remediation Program. Previously he was Executive Director, Launch at Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc., where he ensured high quality, timely and cost effective introductions of innovator and multi-source products meeting the requirements of FDA, EMA and ROW authorities.

Contact Scott at scott.myers@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • Graduate studies, University of Colorado, School of Pharmacy
  • BS, Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science

Oyesola Popoola

Oyesola will work with assigned Life Sciences Project Managers and Delivery Executives in executing the strategy and client projects for the Life Sciences business unit. Recently, as a Research Associate at First Thought, Oyesola developed a working knowledge of healthcare coverage in competitive landscapes and strategized plans to grow revenue opportunities. She implemented investigative skills to understand the current marketplace and the standards of treatment in the healthcare sector. As a Health Solutions Management Intern at Allscripts she collaborated with their team in Bangalore, India to enhance client usability of ProEHR while gaining exposure to the Agile software development framework. She conducted research pertaining to health care facilities with chronic health management programs and guided clients through process remapping NDC codes to customer medication in ProEHR. As a Lab Assistant in the Neurosurgery Department at Penn Medicine, Oyesola performed cell culturing and media change on rat cortical cells to maturation as well as performed cell imaging on fabricated nanoparticles using florescence microscopy.

Oyesola can be reached at Oyesola.popoola@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • BA, Biology (concentration in Neurobiology), University of Pennsylvania

Ricardo (Rick) Ruiz

Rick has over 30 years of sales and delivery experience assisting clients transform their businesses with innovative, competitive and global business and regulatory solutions. He has cultivated practice strategy and delivery of innovative solutions and services development for Life Sciences and Health Care clients. Rick has worked for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device and generic drug companies. He has hands-on experience in the fields of Quality, Manufacturing/Supply Chain/CMO, Commercial, Clinical Trial/R&D and regulatory/compliance. He has led large scale PMOs as well as project managed highly technical solutions—he’s an industry SME with a unique combination of business, regulatory and technology experience. Rick has extensive experience with QMS, CTMS, ERP, BI/Analytics and other enterprise solutions and related data management issues.

Most recently Rick was Director, Regulatory Risk and Analytic Services at Grant Thornton, LLP, where he focused on business process transformation, analytics and reporting, and advanced technology related quality compliance, risk operations and technology across manufacturing/supply chain and Regulatory Quality areas. He has served as PMO/PM and Data Architect in major engagements worldwide. Previously, Rick was Global Head, Regulatory Transformation Services at DXC Technology where he tracked industry trends and was responsible for the creation of the marketing strategy, marketing materials and industry conference presentations. Rick held additional previous positions at Wipro, Deloitte, Cap Gemini and KPMG.

Rick can be reached at rick.ruiz@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • BA, Marietta College
  • E-Business Certification, DCI University

Michael Rutledge Ph.D.

Mike Rutledge has extensive experience in quality assurance, quality control, technology transfer, manufacturing scale-up, validation, analytical method development and regulatory filings. His compliance experience includes the evaluation, recommendation and implementation of QA / QC systems for pharmaceutical, diagnostics and bio-analytical operations. He also has extensive experience in the development of APIs, small molecule drugs and biological drugs.

Prior to joining Tunnell, Michael served as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Research & Development for Baker Norton Pharmaceutical Corporation. Previously, he was Director of Pharmaceutical Research & Development for Forest Laboratories, where he directed a staff of professionals whose functions included R&D preformulations, formulations, analytical, clinical supplies, dissolution, stability, organic synthesis process validation and technical transfer for INDs, NDAs and ANDAs. He has also worked as a senior director of technical affairs for Dey Laboratories and in a variety of R&D roles for Rorer Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he has been an assistant professor of pharmaceutics at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

Contact Mike at michael.rutledge@tunnellconsulting.com

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Florida
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Florida
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Florida

Clifford J. Sachs

Cliff brings to Tunnell over 35 years of expertise in the fields of Quality Assurance/Quality Systems, CMC Regulatory Documentation and Analytical Research and Development. He is experienced in quality oversight of GMP activities and development of quality management systems, SOPs and documentation standards to assure compliance with US, Canadian and EU GMP regulations for clinical supplies.

Before joining Tunnell Cliff spent 26 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb and attained the level of Associate Director for Quality Assurance/Quality Systems. He provided strategic and tactical guidance to a team of 25 and partnered with senior management to maximize compliance of GMP Operations. He was responsible for the review of analytical data and manufacturing records for internal and contract operations, for managing research specifications and for the management and implementation of enterprise-wide Quality Management Systems. More recently he specialized in Consent Decree and FDA Compliance Remediation at Validant Strategic Consulting.

Cliff can be reached at clifford.sachs@tunnellconsulting.com.

EDUCATION

  • MBA, Pharmaceutical Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • BS, Chemistry, State University of New York
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