Management Team

Burt Hurlock

Chief Executive Officer

Burt Hurlock is Azima’s CEO, and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.  He is responsible for Azima’s strategic growth initiatives, and oversees day-to-day operations.  Burt has spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and investor.  He has founded, advised, built, operated, and/or sold almost a dozen venture-backed operating companies, and has completed more than 40 acquisitions.  Burt holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Joe Van Dyke

Vice President, Engineering and Business Intelligence

Joe Van Dyke is Azima’s Vice President of Engineering and Business Intelligence, and directs all aspects of the design, development, and evolution of the company’s hardware, software, databases, algorithms, and related technologies. He is the original designer and developer of the automated diagnostic system software contained in Azima’s ExpertALERT predictive maintenance systems.   Joe is a past recipient of the US Department of the Navy’s Reliability, Maintainability & Quality Assurance Award, given in recognition of his contribution to overall fleet readiness through the development and deployment of Azima software. 

Duke Sullivan

Vice President, Sales

Duke Sullivan is Azima’s Vice President of Sales, and responsible for driving top line growth with specific focus on the WATCHMAN Reliability Services™ business.  Duke brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development, and management consulting in IoT, business and IT process, data strategy, architecture, and analytics. Prior to joining Azima, Duke was PTC’s VP of Strategic Partnerships for their Thingworx IoT platform business where he secured OEM, VAR, and service relationships.  Duke holds a degree in business from Saint Lawrence University.

Paul Berzins

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Berzins is Azima’s CFO, and brings more than 20 years of domestic and international experience to the management of the company’s financial reporting operations.  Prior to joining Azima, Paul served as Director of Global Finance at Dextrys, responsible for overseeing its international financial operations.  Paul has held financial leadership roles with Teradyne; Manufacturer’s Services Ltd.; Cambridge Technology Partners; and Aspen Technology.  He has worked on IPOs, debt acquisition/refinancing transactions, acquisitions and divestitures over the course of his career.  Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northeastern University, and an MBA in Finance from Bentley College.

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