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Fernando Portes, MBA/MEng/MPS/PMP/CQE
Principal Project Manager
 

Fernando Portes, MBA/MEng/MPS/PMP/CQE, Principal and Owner, is an experienced project/program manager, engineer, and educator, who has published more than ten managerial and technical publications, and who managed projects and programs for Citigroup, DirectEdge, Marsh, New York University, Estee Lauder, MTV Networks, Schering-Plough, Merck, Baxter, Actavis, Mayne Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth, Montefiore Medical Center, Regeneron, and Novartis. He is listed in Who is Who in Science and Engineering, in Who is Who in the US, and in Who is Who in the World. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels in three universities, and was rated as one of the best project management professors at the Howe School of Stevens Institute of Technology, where he developed and taught the pharmaceutical project management class to several Fortune 500 organizations since 2005. Portes is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), of the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA), and of the Editorial Board of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine. He has MEng and MPS degrees from Cornell University and an MBA from Catholic University (Santo Domingo). He speaks Spanish and French and can be reached at portes@bestpjm.com.


» Education

- MEng/MPS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

- MBA, Catholic University, Santo Domingo, DR.

- BEng (Chemical Engineering, "Magna Cum Laude"), first in his class, BS (Chemistry, "Magna Cum Laude"), Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, the oldest university in The New World.


 » Publications

- Report to the Mayors and Officials of North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken, West New York, and Hudson County on Current Animal Control Practices and on How to Significantly Improve Them. November 2014 (click here to download).

- Use Face Time To Be A More Effective Project Manager. Best Project Management Position Paper. December 2011 (click here to download).

- Improving Project Success Rates Through Standarization. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. December 2010 (click here to download).

- How to Schedule your Project to Dedicate the Most Amount of Time Managing and Prevent Project Tools from Managing You (article). Projects at Work. May 2010. Rated as one of the best articles published in 2010 by this magazine (click here to download).

- How to Schedule your Project to Dedicate the Most Amount of Time Managing and Prevent Project Tools from Managing You (presentation). Interphex. NY, NY. April 2010. PMI Conference on Innovative Project Management to Succeed in a Dynamic Pharmaceutical Environment, Philadelphia, PA. March 2010 (click here to download).

- Understanding Variation Can Improve Your Supply Chain. Interphex. New York, NY. March 2009 (click here to download).

- Manufacturing Efficiency is an Important Factor in the Growth of the Project Management Profession. PMI Pharmaceutical SIG Newsletter. September 2008 (click here to download).

- Understanding Variability, its Sources, and its Impact on the Pharma Supply Chain. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. August 2006 (click here to download).

- No Quick Fixes in Pharma Project Management. Projects At Work. April 2006 (click here to download).

- Project Management: Know When to Use SOPs, and When Not To. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. March 2006 (click here to download).

- Design of a Two Stage Reactor System for Protein Production Using Plasmid-Encoded E. Coli and Whey Permeate as a Combination Substrate and Inducer. XII UPADI Congress. III Latin American Congress of Food Engineering. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 1992 (click here to download).

- Design of a Two Stage Reactor System for Protein Production Using Plasmid-Encoded E. Coli and Whey Permeate as a Combination Substrate and Inducer. Cornell University. 1991. Design Project for MEng and MPS degrees (click here to download).

- Thermodynamics Fundamentals for Chemical Engineers. Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. 1988. Thesis for BEng degree (click here to download).

- Pilot Scale Aloe Juice Processing and Concentration. Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. 1986. Thesis for BS degree. Awarded best Chemistry Thesis in the Dominican Republic in 1986 by the Dominican Chemical Society (click here to download).

 

SC Kim, MBA
Procurement Advisor

Mr. Kim has 25+ years of work experience in various industrial sectors. He worked for, among others, Monsanto Company (in St. Louis), the Franklin Mint (in PA), and Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (WEFA, in PA) before starting his own business supplying industrial equipment and spare parts to clients in South America and East Asia. Mr. Kim can be contacted at kim@bestpjm.com.


» Education

- MBA, University of Chicago.

- BA, Princeton University.

Under the supervision of our Principals, less senior individuals are also available to manage your less demanding projects.
 

 

 

An external project manager allows an organization to keep only the functional resources it can utilize at full capacity.


 
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