For over 20 years the management at both DHG and its operating companies, have fostered partnerships with leading suppliers. Our operating companies are industry leaders in their respective fields.

Dan Brown
Chief Executive Officer

Dan joined DHG in October 2015, bringing extensive global strategic leadership experience to DHG and its owned companies. Dan, since starting in the Canadian Medical/Surgical industry in the mid-eighties, has worked for market leading companies American Hospital Supply, Baxter, and CR Bard. Most recently, Dan has held numerous international senior management positions overseeing business unit commercial operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America for both Genzyme and Sanofi. Dan also spent more than four years in Australia as the Managing Director of the Genzyme Australasia affiliate.

Julia Parshin
Chief Financial Officer

Julia brings over 15 years of international public accounting and industry experience to DHG, having worked in Australia and the UK. Prior to joining DHG in 2012, Julia spent 10 years with Deloitte’s assurance and advisory practice in Canada and Australia, and held senior finance positions with Infigen Energy and Callisto Capital. Julia manages all financial planning and risk assessment for DHG.

Brett Valliant
Corporate Development Director

Brett has more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Initially with Bristol-Myers Squibb, he transitioned to technologies with Karl Storz and later moved to the DHG group in 2011. Brett has held progressive leadership roles within DHG where he most recently ran Vantage Endoscopy and a business unit within AMT Surgical. Brett is responsible for M&A and group business development across the life sciences sector.

Elena LoCastro
President – Somagen Diagnostics

Elena brings over 20 years of experience in medical diagnostics and is closely acquainted with the healthcare industry in Canada. Elena’s laboratory science background combined with her vast business experience have provided a solid base for the various roles that Elena has occupied throughout her career including the sourcing of innovative products, business development and senior management. In addition to her role at Somagen, Elena is also a Professor of Medical Laboratory Science at Dawson College.

Glenn Bruce
President AMT Surgical, Vantage Endoscopy

Glenn leads the AMT Surgical and Vantage Endoscopy business in Canada. Prior to this, Glenn lead Diploma Health Care Group’s international commercial efforts for Electrosurgery and Smoke Evacuation in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, UK and other markets. Glenn has held progressive leadership roles during his 25 year career in the medical devices industry and was one of the first employees when AMT Surgical entered the Canadian market and grew their brand into a known leader in Electrosurgery, Endoscopy and Smoke Evacuation.

Philip Cullinan
Managing Director - Technopath

Philip joined Technopath in July 2018 and brings to the Diploma Healthcare Group 20 years of commercial leadership experience in the European medical device market. Philip was recently the Regional Business Head of the Surgical Business for Olympus in the UK and previous to which held numerous progressive leadership roles in Ireland, including Managing Director of Olympus Ireland from 2011 to 2016.

Simon Chelper
General Manager - Big Green Surgical

Simon started his career in medical laboratory science, followed by various management roles across different industries which included the Red Cross Blood Bank Victoria, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, Sensis, Pall Corporation, Radiometer and Diagnostic Solutions.

Shayne Christensen
Chief Executive Officer - AbacusDX