Meet Our Team

Patricia E. Abbott

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Phone: 508-341-7515

Mrs. Abbott is a specialist in launching biotech operations and business infrastructure for new entities within the life science industry. As principal in Venture Forward Partners, she provides interim COO services such as site selection, new or rehabilitative construction management (Owners Representative role) , lab & facility management, human resources, purchasing, licenses & permits, health & safety, and corporate development. She has personally contributed to the success of more than 100 biotechnology companies and academic institutions. Pat was instrumental in launching, The Science Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a joint venture between Alexandria Real Estate and Cambridge Laboratory Consultants. Pat was actively involved in the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council for over twenty years, and is the former Chairperson to the Northeast Regional Employment Board for the State of Massachusetts. She is also a former Commissioner to the Redevelopment Authority in Ashland, Massachusetts.

Pat holds a Bachelors of Science, in Health Science, from Northeastern University. 

Kyle W. Abbott

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Phone: 508-380-3915

Mr. Abbott has joined Venture Forward Partners, bringing expertise in laboratory, facility and construction management, environmental health and safety as well as an extensive background in company relocations and equipment procurement. Kyle worked as an intern for Veolia Environmental Services where he earned certifications from OSHA and DOT and worked with multiple companies to manage chemical inventories, waste streams and different aspects of each companies EH&S policies. From there he moved onto an early stage start up, X-Chem, Inc., where he implemented safety protocol’s, inventory control programs and streamlined management of day to day operations. These programs were essential in maintaining the rapid growth of the company. Kyle then took a position as Sr. Operations Manager with Juno Therapeutics where his first order of business was to design and construct their new facility. Kyle worked as a bridge between the construction and scientific teams to ensure the facility was designed with the scientific workflow in mind. Kyle has also played a role as the “go to” coordinator for multiple company relocations that have crossed the desk of VFP. Each one being successfully executed on-time with minimal down time to the company.   

Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts, from Curry College, in Business Management.