September 26-27, 2024 | Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ

Lisa Cozza


September 21, 2:00 – 2:30 PM EST


How to Maximize Contract Relationships


Lisa Cozza, Principal Consultant, Tunnell Consulting


This session will explore how to maximize contract relationships from the selection phase all the way through maintenance and contract termination. Lisa will address post-contract challenges in managing partner relationships, including overpromising, performance issues, and organizational misalignment. She will explore collaborative strategies for both partners and sponsors to overcome these inevitable challenges.


Lisa Cozza

Lisa is a seasoned executive with over 35 years’ experience in bio-manufacturing and cGMP operations, quality, and supply chain for bulk drug and final drug product in all stages of clinical and commercial production. She also has extensive knowledge of operations leadership, lean process improvements, external supplier management, CDMO contract negotiations, business development, sales and marketing and alliance leadership. Lisa previously worked at Tunnell in a Business Development and delivery role.

Before rejoining Tunnell, Lisa was COO at Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, where she was responsible for driving the outsourced manufacturing and supply of ebanga for the strategic national stockpile. This included timely responses and delivery on the FDA’s PMCs and PMRs related to the BLA. Previously, she was Vice President, Change Management and Operational Performance at Catalent Cell and Gene Therapy. This position was during the COVID-19 pandemic and the majority of her efforts were related to managing supply chain concerns and inventory. Prior to that Lisa enjoyed over 30 years of diverse experience in operational leadership, process development, analytical support and business development with BioProcess Technology Consultants, Astra Zeneca/MedImmune, Human Genome Sciences (now GSK), Lonza (Portsmouth, NH) and Genetics Institute (now Pfizer).