MIRCOM'S LEADERSHIP TEAM
Tony Falbo, Founder
Mr. Tony Falbo has been involved in the Fire Alarm and Communications industry for greater than five decades. As the past President of Mirtone Industries Ltd., Mr. Falbo was responsible for firmly establishing Mirtone as one of the premier fire life safety companies in North America. Mr. Falbo has built an excellent reputation in the industry by his association, both past and present, with quality products and responsible companies.
Mark Falbo, J.D., L.L.B., MBA, President & CEO
As President of Mircom, Mark is responsible for general execution of business strategy. Mark joined Mircom in May of 2002 from Orenda Corporate Finance Ltd., a Toronto-based corporate finance advisory group. Prior to his position with Orenda, Mark worked in public market investment banking with CIBC World Markets, as well as in the legal profession with Lang Michener. Mark earned his degrees from the University of Toronto, and he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Mark sits on a number of Boards and Committees, including the MacKenzie Health Hospital and the University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College.
SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
Rick Falbo, B.A., L.L.B., Executive Vice President, Business Development
Rick works together with Executive Management, Mircom Regional Vice Presidents and Sales Teams to develop growth strategies and to cultivate new markets and opportunities globally. Rick joined Mircom in 2004 after a multi-year career as a professional portfolio manager with the Royal Bank of Canada. Rick is a gold medal award winning graduate in Economics from the University of Toronto and also a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Rick is also responsible for Marketing Communication Leadership at Mircom
Michael S. DeMille, M.B.A., PMP, C.E.T., CSSBB, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Global Building Solutions
Michael joined Mircom in 2016, bringing over 25 years of product development experience in Security & Access Control, Fire Detection, Fire Suppression and Healthcare. Michael earned his MBA from Athabasca University, is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Project Management Professional (PMI), a Certified Engineering Technologist (OACETT) and a certified Pragmatic Marketer.
TONY LAPOLLA, VICE PRESIDENT CANADIAN SALES & SERVICE
Tony has been with Mircom since 2017 and has progressed through various senior roles into his current position of Vice President, Canadian Sales & Service. Tony’s formal education is in Mechanical Design and he possesses over 30 years of career experience in the Fire & Life Safety Industries. Tony previously held senior positions with Electro Vox and Notifier Canada and is today responsible for Mircom’s direct and indirect sales channels across Canada as well as our service operations from coast to coast.
Victor Sebben, Vice President, International Sales
Victor is responsible for all aspects of International Sales and Business Development. Victor joined Mircom in 2004 but has a multi-decade association with the company and its principals through independent sales representation and business development. Victor has overseen significant expansion in the international markets on behalf of Mircom.
RAMY BASSILY, B.A.SC., P.ENG, REGIONAL DIRECTOR MIDDLE EAST
Ramy has been with Mircom since 2012 and is responsible for all aspects of Middle East Sales, Business Development and Project Support. Ramy has over 20 years of career experience in the Fire & Life Safety Industries. Prior to joining Mircom, Ramy spent over a decade in the MENA/Arab Gulf Region working in the Fire & Security space. His expertise is focused on project strategy and development, business processes, technical design, implementation and workshop environment training.
ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT
Jason Falbo, B.ESC, MBA, P.Eng, PhD (Candidate), Chief Technology Officer
Jason is responsible for leading the R&D and Engineering department at Mircom. His external experience includes operating a consulting practice focused on SAAS in a number of industries including energy, financial services, government, healthcare, and insurance. Some of his past clients included Enbridge Inc., Scotiabank, Insurance Bureau of Canada, and Canada Health Infoway. The practice encompassed various functions but focused on delivering project and development expertise, software development, software programming, business processes analysis, technical design and implementation and workshop environment training. Jason earned his MBA at a joint program offered by UCLA, Andersen School of Management and SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy). Jason is also responsible for Product Management Leadership at Mircom
Laurie E. Eisner, P.Eng, MASc., Vice President, Product Development
Laurie joined Mircom in early 1999 and is responsible for Product Development and Standards & Listings. For five years prior to his full-time employment with Mircom, Laurie acted as a consultant to the Company and has been instrumental in the development and commercialization of many new products. Laurie graduated from the University of Toronto in 1973 with a BASc, Engineering Science, Electrical Option, and earned a post-graduate MASc., Electrical Engineering, in 1975. As Mircom's product family continues to evolve, Laurie’s key insights into the regulatory landscape and his legacy knowledge of the Mircom family of products' architecture and protocols is key to our innovative path.
David Polsky, B. Comm Honors, CISSP, Chief Information Officer
David is responsible for all of the technology at Mircom, including applications, infrastructure and security. He works closely with the lines of business to make sure Mircom is investing in the right technologies. This supports the business and ensures smooth, uninterrupted operations. With over 20 years of IT experience, David is able to apply his knowledge and skills to guide Mircom both strategically and tactically.
DION DIAMOND, CPA-CA, chief financial officer
Dion joined Mircom in late 2019 and is responsible for all aspects of Finance and Accounting for Mircom, including Financial Budgeting and Performance, Treasury Management and the creation and maintenance of strong Policies and Procedures. Dion earned his CPA-CA at Ernst & Young in London Ontario. Subsequent to that, he worked 7 years at Nortel Networks advancing steadily into more senior roles in Business Unit Finance as well as Treasury and M&A. Immediately prior to joining Mircom, Dion spent 19 years at Shawcor Ltd holding various Senior Finance Leadership roles where he had developed strong team leadership capabilities and a wealth of experience in Strategic Planning and Financial Reporting with a focus on Balance Sheet and Working Capital management.
LEGAL AND HR MANAGEMENT
YALDA RIAHI, B.COMM., B.A. (HONOURS), LL.B., J.D., EMBA, GENERAL COUNSEL
Yalda joined Mircom in 2016 as the General Counsel. She is an experienced commercial lawyer and balances her legal knowledge with business acumen for a practical application of principles to multiple business functions, including, human resources, financing, M&A, leasing, licensing and negotiations. The scope of Yalda’s personal and professional experiences are international, positioning her well for engagement with Mircom as a multinational organization. Yalda is also an experienced and active board member, having acted as a member to corporate and not-for-profit governance and foundation boards. Yalda is a proud alumna of Ryerson University, York University, University of Windsor, University of Detroit Mercy and most recently Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, where she completed, respectively, her B.Comm, B.A. (Hons) Philosophy, LL.B., J.D., and EMBA.
MARYANN ROMANO, B.A. (HONOURS), CHPL, CCP, VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Maryann joined Mircom in 2021. She is responsible for human capital strategies, plans, and policies. Prior to her full-time employment with Mircom, Maryann has held senior HR positions, offering leadership in high growth and complex global matrix organizations with significant presence in the US and Europe. Her expertise includes public and private companies, union and non-union environments, and within Canadian-owned and subsidiary scenarios.