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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 Leadership Team

Dave Coddington

Chief Executive Officer


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!

Tina Rochefort

Chief of Staff

Tina has helped more than a dozen clients plan and complete important projects across a variety of areas including process improvement, service development, computer systems validation, system implementations, integrations, data migration, and reporting. She delivers high quality results by combining her strong understanding of the pharmaceutical industry with broad analytical, organizational, and critical thinking skills that regularly exceed client expectations across diverse projects. Tina thrives in environments where priorities are constantly changing, and the path forward is not always clear. She excels at grasping challenging situations to drive projects forward to completion.

Tina holds a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology from San Diego State University.

Outside of the office, Tina is a lifelong learner and enjoys reading books, spending time with her family, and brushing up on her Armenian language skills by watching Armenian television shows.

Whitney Brown

Senior Director of People and Performance

Whitney has been in the People and Culture space for over fifteen years as part of organizations in the education, defense, transportation, professional services, and technology industries. She specializes in assessing organizational needs, creating Human Resources functions, and building high performing teams.
With a strong passion for creating an exceptional employee experience,
she specializes in developing and executing solutions that help team members
to be the best versions of themselves.

Whitney earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from San Diego State University and is certified in Situational Leadership II and Everything DiSC. She is a
lifelong learner and continues to increase her knowledge and skills while keeping up with Human Resources trends through many means of informal learning.

When Whitney is not attracting, retaining, and developing talent, she is spending time with her husband and two sons. Together, they are most happy when traveling, spending time at the beach, skiing, and seeking out new adventures.

Skylar Cox

Senior Director of Practice Management

Skylar has extensive experience standing up and leading new services and functional groups at multiple organizations across the biotech, pharma, finance, and telecommunications industries. She specializes in creating new processes and services from scratch, defining their scope and purpose, and turning them into a well-oiled machine before handing them off. Additionally, Skylar enjoys bringing a fresh perspective to solve problems where success isn’t guaranteed.

Skylar earned her BA in Business Administration from Temple University.

Skylar’s hobbies include traveling, taking her dogs to the park, and reading a good book at the beach!

Landy Lin

Senior Director of Finance

Landy is a well-rounded strategist and tactician with experience spanning multiple industries (financial services, consumer goods, biotech) and functions (operations, IT, finance). As the overseer of the company’s finances, she seamlessly slips between birds eye view and detailed deep dives, facilitating data-driven decision-making across the business and informing corporate strategy. Landy enjoys detangling big problems, analyzing and synthesizing multiple dimensions of data and information to make them actionable.

Landy earned her MBA in Supply Chain and Marketing from Michigan State University, and a BA in Economics from University of California, San Diego.

When Landy is not working, you can catch her watching Chinese TV shows, traveling internationally (17 countries and counting!), and feasting on local cuisines. She is a Level 9 Google Local Guide: with over 120 million interactions on Google, you can find her actively contributing back to the local communities.

Katt Almonte

Director of Technology and Facilities

Katt is an experienced and accomplished leader who has worked with 10 different pharmaceutical organizations on a wide range of initiatives in the IT, HR, and Patient Services areas. She utilizes her project management and business analysis expertise to successfully complete projects on time, within budget, and within scope. Katt combines her passion for IT networks, systems, and infrastructure with cultivating a company culture of inclusiveness to provide a functional work environment for local teams.

Katt holds an MBA in IT Management from Touro University and earned a BS in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego.

When she is not in front of a computer, Katt can be found spending quality time with her family while raising their growing puppy. They enjoy taking road trips together and visiting different cities. While at home, she keeps her pack active through outdoor adventures like hiking on local trails, running on sandy beaches, playing at friendly dog parks, and exploring shopping venues.