Our People

Redefining the Steps to Enterprise Transformation

Our People

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

  • We delivered solutions in 29 countries on 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.

Kamal Biswas

President & Chief Operating Officer

Steve Porfano

Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

Manoj Rajappan

Vice President Global Technical Ops.

James Castonguay

Product Technology Lead

Anu Roy

Vice President Strategic Client Management

Bob Friedman

Chief Solution Architect

Heidi Krueger

Director, QA

Priya Rajesh

Head of Sales: APAC & EMEA

Shawn Rabenstein

Head of IT

Mustafa Abdallah

Executive Director, Quality and Compliance Services

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

President & Chief Operating Officer



Kamal Biswas is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Xybion responsible for managing company P&L since 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in the management consulting, software products, and pharmaceutical business. Kamal worked for various pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis, GSK, BMS and Pfizer. He is on the Stillman School of Business Advisory Council at Seton Hall and served on Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Board. He is the author of the book Pharma’s Prescription, and recently named as Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 consultants. 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.

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.

Manoj Rajappan​

Vice President Global Technical Ops.​

Manoj has over 26 years of professional experience and extensive expertise in leading large IT programs, Product development, custom Software development & Maintainance and related services. In his most recent role, he was leading the SAP cloud product development team at Birlasoft. Manoj has vast experience in managing product implementation, project delivery, setting up shared services models, and managing large cross-functional programs. He has helped several Life Sciences clients including Pfizer and Novartis Pharma, and large product organizations such as SAP for product development, support, and building professional teams globally. As the Head of Project Implementation & Services Delivery, Manoj will be responsible for managing all client project implementation including product implementation, project management, integration, migration, and training. He will also strengthen the delivery of our services organization, focus on improving processes, and bring in automation for a metrics-driven organization to ensure on-time, on-budget, on-value delivery of client projects. Before joining Xybion, he worked for Birlasoft, Infosys, and L&T. He lived in the US and Switzerland for many years before moving back to India a few years back. Manoj holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics. Avid reader and movie lover. He loves to play badminton on the weekends.

James Castonguay

Product Technology Lead

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

Anu Roy

Vice President Strategic Client Management​

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.

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.

Heidi Krueger

Head of 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.

Priya Rajesh

Head of Sales: APAC | Head of Operations: India

Priya is responsible for Xybion business growth in APAC region. She brings over two decades 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.

Shawn Rabenstein

Head of IT

Shawn brings 25 years of IT leadership and technical expertise to Xybion. He has been in IT leadership positions for the entirety of his career, primarily in Healthcare and Information Security sectors. From early in his career, he has excelled in developing cutting-edge solutions and delivery strategies required in 24x7x365 environments.  Shawn holds a degree in Business Administration and is certified in multiple technical disciplines.

Mustafa Abdallah

Executive Director, Quality and Compliance Services

Mustafa Abdallah, who is our Executive Director of Quality & Compliance Services, brings over 20+ years of experience in Quality Management Systems, IT Systems & Computer Systems Validation all in a regulated environment, working within a broad array of Life Sciences organizations such as Novo Nordisk, Impax Labs, RxLogix and Pharmatech Associates.   

His extensive expertise is in the design and deployment of GxP systems & processes, which has allowed organizations to become more compliant & efficient in their operations.  He has lead mission-critical remediation projects which have satisfied FDA 483 Obs, Warning Letters & other regulatory inspections.  Mustafa holds a degree in Analytical Chemistry & MBA in Global Strategic Innovation.