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About Us

Project Outlier is a boutique management consulting firm that exclusively serves clients in the biotech and pharma industries. We offer a variety of services to help clients, including: project management, program management, PMO, process improvement, business analysis, and service development.

We’ve helped startups launch their first FDA-approved therapies. We’ve helped globally-recognized brands complete monumental business transformations. We’ve helped clinical-to-commercial clients improve foundational capabilities to fuel their growth.

While each client and situation are unique, no problem is too big or too small when you have the right strategy and the right team.

We’d love to talk with you about your next project!

  • We love big problems
  • We are competent
  • We challenge the process
  • We are drivers
  • We deliver
  • We are competitive
  • We are supportive
  • We are personable
  • We are a team
  • We have fun!

Our Core Values

Personal Responsibility

We are as strong as our weakest link so we individually strive to be the best we can be. We lead ourselves well, are self- disciplined, take responsibility for our own growth and development, are organized, maintain the highest ethical standards, and bring a positive outlook to work every day. We work hard even when nobody is watching.


We hold a wealth of knowledge, and know how to define, lead, and execute projects that achieve positive results. We also know what we don’t know, and thus continually expand our current knowledge, deepen and develop new skills, obtain marketable credentials, and build valuable experiences.


Actions speak louder than words. Results speak louder still! We focus on substantial improvement and deliver it with the right quality and in a timely fashion. We solve problems, create positive change, and deliver lasting improvements for ourselves and our clients. Simply put, we get stuff done!


One for all and all for one; we succeed or fail as a team. We listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. We communicate effectively, collaborate, foster trust and cohesion, and promote healthy competition that pushes ourselves to be our individual and collective best.

Client Success

We work relentlessly to help our clients achieve their objectives. We emphasize high quality service delivery, maintain a “how can I help?” posture, execute their projects as if they were our own, and celebrate their achievements.

Meet the CEO


Dave Coddington

Dave blends strategic leadership and tactical execution to successfully define, drive, and deliver business and IT projects, programs, and portfolios for biotechs and pharmas. He has helped clients launch more than a dozen new therapies and complete many multi-million-dollar initiatives. Dave thrives in challenging environments where success is possible but unlikely without an infusion of creative problem-solving, direction, and project management expertise. He excels at strategic planning, project startup, project rescue, process improvement, and PMO implementation and improvement.

Dave earned an MBA in Information Systems Management from Baylor University, possesses a BS in Business Administration and Economics from LeTourneau University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Aside from his work, Dave enjoys exercising, reading, learning, and volunteering at a school for under-privileged children in Guatemala. Dave also enjoys coaching girls’ soccer and screaming at the TV to encourage his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels while enjoying a nice glass of red wine!