Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Michael Khavinson
Michael Khavinson
Chairman & CEO
Michael has more than 29 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and consulting service industries. His primary role is to facilitate new business partnerships and investments for Azzur and its subsidiaries. He oversees the complete management process and delivers executive decisions supporting Azzur’s success.

Prior to Azzur, he held high-level management positions in several companies including CQV, and Stelex Inc. Michael uses his expertise in business strategy and quality assurance to ensure proper management and to advance the growth of Azzur.

Michael’s favorite color is orange. He is married with two children. His hobbies include setting up an annual model train display at Reading Terminal Market ACME Railroad, and sailing on his boat Com Pari Brieze. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Temple University.

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Michael Khavinson
Michael Khavinson
Chairman & CEO
Dave Manku
Dave Manku
Director
Dave has more than 20 years experience in consulting in the FDA regulated and water treatment industries. He is a co-founder of BioSPEQ, Inc., a full-service consulting firm to the biotech/pharmaceutical, medical device, and food/cosmetics industries that merged with Azzur in 2014.

Dave has undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering, all from the University of Ottawa. Dave is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada.

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Dave Manku
Dave Manku
Director
Brian Underhill
Brian Underhill
Director

Brian is a co-founder of BioSPEQ, Inc., a full-service consulting firm to the biotech/pharmaceutical, medical device, and food/cosmetics industries that merged with Azzur in 2014.

Brian is a board member of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), Southern California Chapter. His duties include program design, establishing work/role objectives, and execution of various tasks.

Brian is an active volunteer member of HOPE worldwide, an international charitable organization providing services and resources that bring hope and change to the world’s most poor, sick and suffering. He is currently involved in leading the coordination and execution of community-based projects focusing on improving the conditions and bringing positive impact to the lives of children in the foster care and adoption system.

He is a graduate of California State University-San Bernardino and University of California, Irvine.


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Brian Underhill
Brian Underhill
Director
Kevin Martin
Director


Kevin has over 40 years of FDA regulated industry experience that includes management positions at Wyeth and McNeil Pharmaceutical. He is considered a subject matter expert on risk-based systems validation conducted within QA, IT, Manufacturing, Operations, Clinical and R&D in FDA regulated environments.

He was a member of the PhRMA Computer Systems Validation Sub-Committee, was the Core Team Secretary for the PDA Part 11 Task Group, former co-chair of GAMP Global, and was previously a chair on the GAMP Americas Steering Committee.

He received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, and his Master's of Engineering from Penn State University.

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Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Director
Ryan Ott
Director


Ryan Ott is Managing Partner and Member of the Board of Directors for Azzur Group, LLC. He is also the co-founder of Azzur IT. 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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Ryan Ott
Ryan Ott
Director
Shaleen Parekh
Shaleen Parekh
Director
Shaleen is a co-founder of BioSPEQ, Inc., a full-service consulting firm to the biotech/pharmaceutical, medical device, and food/cosmetics industries that merged with Azzur in 2014.

He continues to use his extensive cGMP experience in project management, quality system development, validation and process engineering to facilitate growth for Azzur. He is also focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence, driving key strategic projects to meet customer requirements in a timely manner.

Shaleen is an avid fan of the NBA (Los Angeles Lakers) and NFL (Indianapolis Colts). He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and M.S. in Physiological Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Shaleen Parekh
Shaleen Parekh
Director