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Guardian Dentistry Names Mark Censoprano President
Executive had been serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
MIAMI – January 26, 2021 – Guardian Dentistry Partners today announced that Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Censoprano, has been appointed President of Guardian Dentistry Partners, effective immediately. As President, Censoprano is responsible for the company’s strategy, operations, marketing, procurement, information technology, insurance operations and human resources functions. He will continue reporting to Guardian’s Board of Directors.
“This promotion reflects our tremendous confidence in Mark’s leadership,” said Danny Kawas, Partner and Co-Founder of Guardian Dentistry Partners and Managing Director of NKP Capital, Guardian’s family office partner. “Since joining Guardian Dentistry Partners as COO and CMO in February 2020, Mark has quickly helped build our organization into a top 25 dental partnership network, which now is partnered with over 50 practices across seven states. Mark has been instrumental in developing our strategic plan, attracting world-class talent, building industry leading support functions and, importantly, helping lead our practices and teams to deliver performance that is significantly outpacing the industry,” added Kawas. “Just as noteworthy, Mark is extremely passionate about developing our people and building a culture founded upon the highest values and integrity. It is these attributes that attracted us to Mark to begin with and ones that we believe will lead us to much success as an organization in the future and enable us to achieve our aggressive growth goals.”
Prior to joining Guardian Dentistry Partners, Censoprano had a distinguished career with more than 28 years of experience at some of the world’s largest and leading retail, healthcare, hospitality and packaged goods companies. Some of his major accomplishments include the launch of several of the most successful new products in Campbell’s Soup history and delivering industry-leading sales and traffic at Darden Restaurants. While serving in a C-Suite leadership position supporting Aspen Dental Management, Inc., Censoprano was responsible for all marketing, media, CRM, corporate communications, public affairs, employment brand and recruiting efforts. His advertising, digital marketing, public relations and social media campaigns helped lead to the doubling of sales and earnings, the highest patient counts in the history of the company, 10 national marketing awards and two private equity transactions within five years. During his tenure, Aspen grew to more than 600 practices in 34 states.
Censoprano’s innovative efforts have been recognized by Ad Age, Brandweek, USA Today and he has earned an Effie Award for Sustained Business Success. Censoprano has MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees with distinction from Cornell University. He has served as an adviser to leading private equity firms supporting their due diligence processes and has been an advisory board member on several technology service companies. He has also served on the board and several committees for the United Way.
About Guardian Dentistry Partners
Founded by a group of passionate dentists and a family office, Guardian Dentistry Partners is an emerging Dental Partnership Network dedicated to providing world-class support services and growth opportunities for its network of dentist partners. Founded in 2018, Guardian has expanded rapidly and now supports dental entrepreneurs in Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Guardian’s mission is to help its dental partners and teams build the practices of their dreams. For more information, visit guardiandentistry.com.