Director, Executive Chairman, CEO
Mr. Farlinger currently serves as Assure Neuromonitoring’s Executive Chairman and CEO. He joined the Corporation as an Independent Board Member in 2017. Mr. Farlinger is a veteran venture and private equity backed executive and entrepreneur and brings more than 20 years of experience in telecom, operations, technology and finance. He has held the position of Chairman and CEO of Urban Communications Inc. from 2014 until 2018. His past positions include Senior Vice-President of Teliphone Navigata-Westel from 2013 to 2014, CEO of Titan Communications/Galaxy Multimedia Inc. from 2009 to 2013 and before that was the CEO and President of Silicon Valley based Adzilla Inc. from 2004 until 2009.
Mr. Farlinger is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Queen's University.
Mr. Parsons has held the position of Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Director of the Corporation since May, 2017 and has over 1O years of experience in the medical device industry. Mr. Parsons has held the position of President of Assure Neuromonitoring since August, 2015 and the position of CEO of Assure Holdings from November, 2016 until he resigned from his position as CEO in May, 2018 in order to focus on the operational side of the business. Mr. Parsons devotes 100% of his time on his operational role and as a director of Assure. Mr. Parsons has also held the position of Founder and CEO of QB Medical Inc. since September, 2009. He has cultivated relationships with doctors and other distributors, both locally and nationally. Prior to being in the medical field, Mr. Parsons played six seasons as a quarterback in the National Football League.
Mr. Burian has held the position of Independent Director with the Corporation since May, 2017 and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator with over 25 years of investment banking experience. From 2010 until 2013, Mr. Burian was the Managing Director of Investment Banking at Haywood Securities Inc. Prior to this position, Mr. Burian served as President of Corporate Finance at Bolder Investment Partners from 2009 until its merger with Haywood Securities Inc. in 2010.
Currently, Mr. Burian is a director of multiple publicly traded companies. He is a director of Elysee Development Corp., an investment issuer traded on the Exchange, and Canarc Resource Corp. a resource issuer listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Ynvisible Interactive Inc, a technology issuer listed on the Exchange and Canvass Ventures Ltd., a capital pool company listed on the Exchange. His principal occupation is currently Managing Director, Investment Banking of RCI Capital Inc. and CFO (part-time) of Heffel Gallery Limited, Canada's leading fine art auction house. Mr. Burian holds both the Chartered Professional Accountant and the Chartered Business Valuation designations, which he obtained while at KPMG LLP. Prior to obtaining these designations, Mr. Burian obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Christopher Rumana
Dr. Rumana brings over 20 years of experience in the medical field as a board-certified neurosurgeon, along with serving in various senior management and board of director roles for several facilities. He previously served as the president of the Tallahassee Neurological Clinic where he was instrumental in substantially growing its neurological practice. He was also the president and chairman of Caduceus, LLC, a joint venture pain management facility and surgery center.
Since 2011, Dr. Rumana has been a member of the board of directors at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he currently serves as the chairman of the board. He also previously served as the chairman of the medical staff, the chairman of the division of neurological surgery and as a member of the medical executive committee.
Dr. Rumana earned his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, and he completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Mr. Summer brings over four decades of management experience in health care to Assure’s board. Recently retired, Mr. Summer served as president and CEO of the Colorado Hospital Association, which represents more than 100 member hospitals and health care systems throughout the state and serves as a credible resource on health issues, hospital data and trends, media, policymakers and the general public. Previously, Mr. Summer was the president and CEO of the West Virginia Hospital Association and prior to that he was with the Maryland Hospital Association, where he also held various senior level roles prior to becoming an executive.
Mr. Summer holds an MBA in health care administration from George Washington University. He has served on numerous boards within the health care field and has authored or co-authored 15 publications. Mr. Summer was also recognized as the Denver Business Journal Health Care Industry Leader, along with being listed in the Denver Business Journal Power Book as one of the top health care industry leaders.