Azzur Group expands to Washington, DC area, appoints new director

04 December 2019 2 min. read

Life sciences consultancy Azzur Group has announced the opening of a Washington, DC office. The expansion has the potential to have big business impact on the firm, as the DC area is in the top 10 fastest-growing life sciences markets in the US.  Alethea “Tita” Tavares will join Azzur Group and act as the office’s director.

"At Azzur Group, it's our mission to provide life science leaders with innovative quality and compliance services that help accelerate them in bringing their products to market,” Chris Mansur, Azzur's COO, said. “As such, we are excited to announce our expansion into the [Washington, DC] region and are proud to have Tita at the helm. Considering her track record of success and growth in the compliance and validation space, Tita indeed sets Azzur Group apart.” 

Tavares' new role will see her working to make a name for Azzur Group in the DC area, which includes Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. The firm currently works with approximately 80% of the top pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers in the US, providing them with consulting, engineering, validation, IT, technical, training, and laboratory services and solutions.

Alethea “Tita” Tavares, Azzur Group

Before joining Azzur Group, Tavares worked as both a business development manager and a sales manager at PSC Biotech Corporation. Before that she spent the better part of a decade at Entery Life Sciences Consulting, an Irvine, California-based startup. There, she worked on projects in areas including regulatory remediation and validation. She also managed the group’s business development.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Platt College, in California. Tavares was recently elected president of the PDA Capital Area Chapter, an association of life sciences professionals who volunteer to promote the advancement of innovation within the industry.

"I'm honored to join the ranks of Azzur Group and lead their new DC-area office,” Tavares said. “Not only am I thrilled to take this next step in serving today's leading life science companies, but I look forward to advocating for and empowering a team of local experts as they, too, grow their careers in this ever-evolving field.”