Compass Surgical Partners Appoints Former Pinnacle III CEO as Chief Operating Officer

April 4, 2022 – Raleigh, NC – Compass Surgical Partners has appointed Robert Carrera to serve as its next Chief Operating Officer. As the nation’s high-performance joint and spine Ambulatory Surgery Center developer/manager, Compass tapped Carrera to deliver industry-leading performance and to continue to execute its mission to cultivate high-value partnerships that deliver exceptional surgical services to local communities.

Carrera brings over 30 years of healthcare experience and leadership, with the last 20+ focused exclusively on the ASC industry. In 2020 he concluded 15 years as President and CEO of Pinnacle III where he had oversite of the development and management of 40+ surgery centers primarily in the musculoskeletal (MSK) arena.

“Compass and I share a long history, having run alongside each other in the ASC industry for many years,” said Robert Carrera. “Compass’ unique partnership approach and innovative mindset, alongside positive market dynamics, poises them for big growth over the next few years. I have deep respect for the team and look forward to leading with them, delivering unparalleled operational excellence in high-performance joint and spine centers throughout the country.”

Alongside CEO DJ Hill, President Sean Rambo, CFO Marissa Freedman and the rest of the team, Carrera will continuously improve center operations through the integration of innovation in data and analytics, physician services, value-based care, and service delivery models. Based in Colorado, he will bring Compass’ operational and partnership excellence further West.

“Rob’s deep expertise will bring an additional level of sophistication to our platform,” said Compass CEO DJ Hill. “We have high conviction that the outpatient migration is accelerating and that providers deserve dedicated, independent partners to deliver superior clinical and financial results. Like the Compass team, Rob deeply values each ASC as a distinct, unique, and important partnership.”

About Compass Surgical Partners:
Compass Surgical Partners is a full-service, independent surgery center management firm. It is the partner of choice for high-performance orthopaedic ASC surgery centers. Compass has deep expertise in outpatient orthopedics and spine, with over 300 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) developed by our team members over several decades. To learn more about the company’s partnership approach, please contact Jestine Nordstrom (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Learn more at

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