Azzur Group 10-Year Celebration Focuses on Connectedness, Culture, and Core Values

July 28, 2020 Ryan Ott
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As you may know, on July 1, 2020, Azzur Group celebrated its tenth anniversary.  In true 2020 fashion—facing the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic—we gathered virtually as one community on July 23, 2020.

Together, we celebrated this significant milestone and reflected on the difference that we, together with our clients, are making in the critical fields of healthcare and life sciences. 

Many aspects of Azzur Group have evolved throughout our journey. Whether we reflect on the growth of our team; the expanding services we offer our clients; the offices we are establishing across the country; the leaders we develop—one aspect remains steadfastly true to its roots: the culture of Azzur Group and its expression in our Core Values: 

  • Put Others First 
  • Have the Courage to Take Action 
  • Take Personal Responsibility
  • Have Fun


To commemorate this tenth anniversary, Azzur Group established its first-ever company-wide Core Values Awards (“CVAs”)

  The CVAs are a peer-nominated award in which Azzurians are invited to nominate their peers for living out our core values in their day-to-day interactions and service to our clients and our company, across the nation. This year’s CVAs were presented to four members of our team: 


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Ilya Vasserman
Director of Finance & IT,
Azzur Group
Katie Neetz
Quality Director,
Azzur Labs
Brittany Carlstedt 
Azzur Los Angeles
Katie Kiley Brown
Senior Marketing Manager,
Azzur Group

William Heath


Additionally, we recognized a sterling individual for his 10 Years of Dedication as an Azzurian - William (“Bhil”) Heath, Sr. IT Quality & Compliance SME. Our thanks to Kevin Martin, Founding Partner, for presenting the award—and giving all of us a quick glimpse into “Bhil and Kevin’s Excellent Adventures.” 


We extend well-deserved congratulations to these individuals, and many thanks to the numerous Azzurians who submitted nominations and shared their stories. With the results we’ve seen over the past 10 years, we are confident that the Azzur community will continue to grow, and together illuminate the path to 20 years—and beyond!

We’re always looking to add new professionals to our team. If you’re interested in what a career at Azzur may be like, visit

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Ryan Ott

Ryan Ott is Azzur Groups Chief Administrative Officer. Ryan is directly responsible for growing the depth and breadth of Azzur service offerings to the global Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. Ryan’s responsibilities include general management of Azzur IT, maximizing customer-partnerships and service delivery opportunities, identifying and developing new talent, and overseeing service delivery for Azzur customers.

Ryan has over 20 years experience working in a variety of FDA-regulated environments. His past experience reflects a broad understanding of IT quality & compliance, with consulting projects ranging from bespoke system implementation, integration and validation to enterprise-wide IT quality remediation. Ryan has an in-depth understanding of current GxP regulations and industry best practices, including GAMP 5.

Ryan is an active member of several professional organizations including ISPE, PDA, and ASQ, and has been involved with GAMP Americas as a Steering Committee member since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College and has also completed post-graduate work in Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance at Temple University.
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