About Azzur Group

Azzur Group partners with leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers to provide efficient and innovative solutions that help them start, scale, and sustain their GxP organizations. With experts at more than 15 locations throughout the United States, we take pride in our development and execution of phase-appropriate quality and compliance services to our clients From Discovery To DeliveryTM


Our Core Values

Many aspects of Azzur Group have evolved since our founding in 2010. The growth of our team; our expanded service offerings; new locations across the country; and leaders we develop. Yes, one aspect of Azzur remains true to its roots: the culture of Azzur Group and its expression in our Core Values. 

  • Put Others First 
  • Have Courage to Take Action 
  • Take Personal Responsibility 
  • Have Fun
Put Others First
Have Courage to Take Action
Take Personal Responsibility
Have Fun
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Michael Khavinson
Chief Executive Officer
Michael has more than 30 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and consulting service industries. As Chief...   Read More
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Ryan Ott
Chief Operating Officer
Ryan serves as Chief Operating Officer of Azzur Group. A long-time partner at Azzur, he has been instrumental in the overall strategic...   Read More
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Ravi Samavedam
Chief Innovation Officer
Ravi Samavedam is a Biochemical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to his appointment to Chief Innovation Officer, Ravi...   Read More
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Ilya Vasserman
Chief Information Officer
lya Vasserman joined Azzur Group in 2016 and currently serves as the Chief Information Officer. He has more than 35 years of experience as...   Read More
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James Kalinovich
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, James supports the continued growth of Azzur Group's expanding professional services portfolio...   Read More
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Steve Ebersohl
Chief Commercial Officer
As Chief Commercial Officer, Steve oversees the implementation of commercial strategies across Azzur Group. Steve brings to Azzur Group...   Read More
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Shaleen Parekh
Senior Vice President of Organizational Development
Shaleen Parekh joined Azzur Group in 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience working in commissioning and validation, quality, and...   Read More
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Chris Mansur
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Chris Mansur serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Azzur Group, responsible for identification of new markets...   Read More
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Dan Dernbach
Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™
As Sr. VP of Global Operations at Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™️, Dan Dernbach has more than 25 years of experience in life science and...   Read More
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David Frank
Vice President of Client Development
As Vice President of Client Engagement, David Frank is responsible for furthering the growth and maturation of Azzur’s business...   Read More
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Ray Jaffe
Vice President of Operations - Shared Services
As Vice President of Operations, Shared Services, Ray is responsible the implementation of shared service functions and strategic planning...   Read More
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Kym Faylor
President, Azzur Labs
Kym Faylor is the President of Azzur Labs and has over 20 years of experience in managing a microbiology laboratory and assuring compliance...   Read More
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Allison Kerska
President, Azzur Consulting
Allison joined Azzur Group as President of Azzur Consulting in 2023. In this position, Allison is responsible for the overall operations of...   Read More
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Sarah Stevens
President, Azzur Labs & Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™
As President of Azzur Labs & Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™ (COD), Sarah Stevens is responsible for operations and strategy across...   Read More
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Shelley Preslar
President, Azzur Training Center
With more than 20 years of experience in life science, Shelley Preslar serves as President of the newly established Azzur Training Center ...   Read More
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Katie Kiley Brown
Director, Marketing & Communications
Katie Kiley Brown is responsible for partnering with leaders across the organization to develop and implement long-term marketing and...   Read More
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Scott Mitchell
Director, Talent Acquisition
As Director of Talent Acquisition at Azzur Group, Scott oversees Azzur’s national recruitment team and partners with organization...   Read More
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Jason Teetie
Director of Human Resources
Jason Teetie is the Director of Human Resources for Azzur Group. With more than 20 years’ experience in HR, Jason’s worked across...   Read More

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