PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth as a 2023 Philadelphia Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Philadelphia’s Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively, the 2023 Philadelphia Titan 100 and their companies employ upwards of 93,000 individuals and generate over $33 billion dollars in annual revenues. This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled exclusively online. They will be honored at an awards ceremony on September 21st, 2023, and will be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans, both locally and nationally.
“The Titan 100 are shaping the future of the Philadelphia business community by building a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their successes and contributions. We know that they will have a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their customers and clients across the nation.” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO.
Belazi is a healthcare visionary and widely recognized as a leader who architects innovative patient-centric solutions to address unmet market needs. As the co-founder and driving force behind AscellaHealth, he has successfully led the transformation of AscellaHealth from a traditional pharmacy benefit management business model to a global Healthcare & Specialty Pharmacy solutions organization. His strategic guidance, training as a registered pharmacist and business expertise have positioned AscellaHealth as a market-leading, single-source partner for biotech manufacturers, payers and providers, delivering global end-to-end solutions from pre-commercialization and market access to distribution, fulfillment and unique pharmaceutical financial programs to improve affordability of expensive specialty products, as well as specialty pharmacy and medical benefit management services. Belazi’s leadership style emphasizes collaboration, innovation and a patient-centric approach, ensuring the success and growth of the organization.
"I am truly honored to be named a Titan 100 honoree for the second year, a recognition that is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire AscellaHealth team,” says Belazi. “Our success is built upon a foundation of innovation, collaboration and a patient-centered focus. As a leader, I have always believed in the power of change and the importance of being open to new possibilities. This award not only celebrates our achievements, but also acknowledges the impact we have made in the global healthcare ecosystem, especially on behalf of individuals with rare or complex, chronic diseases who encounter barriers to diagnosis and treatment. I am proud to lead such an exceptional team and grateful for the opportunity to serve patients, life sciences manufacturers, payers and providers."
Belazi will be honored at the annual Titan 100 awards celebration on September 21st, 2023, at “The Drexelbrook” located in Drexel Hill, PA. From hosting American Bandstand with Dick Clark to surviving a 1978 fire, the Drexelbrook has changed and evolved for more than 70 years to best suit the community as a private club, hotel, and event center. This unique cocktail-style awards event will gather 100 Titans of Industry and their guests for an evening unlike anything that exists in the Philadelphia business community.
“On behalf of the partners and associates at Wipfli we congratulate all the Titan 100 winners. It’s an honor to recognize this diverse group of leaders in the Philadelphia community. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance that in many cases have not only local but national and international reach. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as an industry Titan is richly deserved,” says W. Bradley Baturka, Mid Atlantic Leader and Partner at Wipfli.