MRS Health Inc

Executive Management

Mark Szporka

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Mark Szporka has over 22 years of experience as a healthcare entrepreneur focused on the spine and orthopedic area, and 20 years as an investment banker. He co-founded and served as a CFO for Pure Healthy Back, a population health company, and PainCare Holdings, Inc., a spine focused physician practice management company that completed 21 acquisitions, opened 32 rehab centers, raised over $135 million in capital and reached a $450 million market cap on the AMEX. Mark received an MBA from the University of Michigan and BBA from the University of Notre Dame. He also is a Certified Public Accountant (non-active) in New York state.

Richard Kersh

President and Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Board
Richard Kersh has over 30 years of wellness and IT experience. He was the founder and owner of Kersh Wellness, Human Factor Analytics and Kairos Research Partners. Richard provided services to numerous self-funded entities including Union Pacific, Tyson, Anheuser Busch, Harley Davidson and the states of Arkansas and Florida. He has a M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Arkansas.

Steve Schmidt

Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Board
Steve Schmidt has over 13 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of medical exercise equipment and the operation of medical facilities utilizing such equipment. He served as EVP of Manufacturing for MedX Holdings and EVP of Operations for Pure Healthy Back. Steve also owned and operated a real estate development and construction firm focused on medical facilities.

John Karazim, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Co-Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board

John Karazim, MD developed some of the early protocols for medical exercise in spine and orthopedics. He has managed treatment of over 150,000 patients and over 1,500,000 patient visits as Medical Director of Pure Health Back and Dynamic Rehabilitation in Southeast Michigan. Dr. Karazim is a clinical specialty content expert on back pain for Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Antero (Andy) Jarvinen

Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration

Andy Jarvinen has over 28 years experience in global business and strategic management with high tech companies in the U.S., Sweden and Finland such as Vaisala, Instrumentarium and GE Healthcare. He has an in-depth knowledge of medical devices, rehabilitation and environmental monitoring.