Chief Operating Officer | Founding Partner
As founding partner and COO of Just, Victor brings over 30 years of biotechnology industry experience that includes executive level accountability for biopharmaceutical process development, manufacturing and operations.
During his tenure at Amgen, Victor was site head for Process and Analytical Sciences in Seattle, Washington and global leader for Pilot Plant Operations and Cellular Resources across three locations. He managed diverse scientific disciplines such as cell culture process development, purification process development, analytical sciences, pilot plant operations, cell banking, nucleic acid chemistry, bioassay, biosafety and critical reagents. Victor worked at Genentech Inc., Immunex Corporation and Targeted Genetics and has contributed to the commercialization of biopharmaceuticals such as Activase®, Pulmozyme®, Enbrel® and Vectibix®. In his most recent position, Victor was accountable for the development and commercialization of Amgen’s biosimilars portfolio. Victor was called upon to lead technology and business initiatives that transformed how molecules were designed and manufactured. He helped to create process development capabilities for the newly formed Biosimilars business unit within Amgen. These responsibilities reinforced the importance of developing strong strategic partnerships both internally and externally. Partnerships will be critical and foundational to success.