About The founder/ceo

Kimberly Lupo has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Serving clients at Metrics Contract Services (Mayne Pharma) for 13 years solidified Kimberly’s desire to work closely with clients to meet their custom contract research needs. Additional experience with IRIX Pharmaceuticals (Thermo Fisher Scientific) and Quality Chemical Laboratories has assisted Kimberly in becoming highly experienced and knowledgeable with the pharmaceutical research industry.

Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from UNC Pembroke and a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from UNC Charlotte. She completed her Master of Business Administration at Eastern Carolina University. She also obtained her regulatory affairs certification (RAC US) in 2015.

Core Team:

Works together seamlessly to provide our clients with excellent service with top quality. Over 35 years combined client and quality focused experience.

Amy Barnes, Principle Quality Associate

Amy Barnes has over ten years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, which include seven years at Alcami Corp with the last four being a Quality Supervisor. Alcami’s CDMO environment solidified Amy’s desire to work closely with clients to ensure their unique quality needs are met while also providing vital experience in the contract industry. Prior experience at Hospira (Pfizer) and BestCo. as a lab analyst makes her highly experienced and knowledgeable in many aspects of quality and regulatory. Amy earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Western Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration at East Carolina University.

Josh Ahearn, Associate Scientist

Josh obtained his Bachelors in Biology from Western Carolina University. His experience at Metallix Refining, Inc. and Metrics Contract Services in Greenville, NC has given him several years of hands on testing with a variety of instrumentation.

How We Got Here

Portrett Pharmaceuticals was founded in June 2021. Founder, Kimberly Lupo, had a vision to own her own laboratory while in undergrad. The experience and insight gained from time in the pharmaceutical industry solidified that there was a need for a different type of testing laboratory. Wilmington, NC and its ecosystem and talent was the perfect place for Portrett to call home.