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    Guardian Dentistry Partners Appoints Two to Key Posts

     Legal, HR Executives are Latest Additions to Management Team 

    MIAMI – June 3, 2021 – Guardian Dentistry Partners (GDP) today announced the appointment of two longtime industry pros to the rapidly growing Dental Partnership Network. Chris Carlisle has been named General Counsel and Andrea Garson has been appointed Chief People Officer. 

    In his position, Carlisle is responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of the business, including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance, contracts, as well as insurance. Garson oversees all Human Resources functions for GDP, including culture, engagement, leadership development and attracting and retaining key talent for the GDP team. 

    Carlisle comes to GDP from the Dallas office of the law firm Dykema, where he served as Senior Counsel in the Corporate Finance practice group. He brings a wealth of experience to GDP, including practicing for four years with Dykema’s Dental Services Organizations industry group and serving as in-house counsel for Dean Foods, a food and beverage manufacturer, for five years. 

    Carlisle earned his JD degree from the University of Michigan in 2004 after completing his undergraduate degree at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. Carlisle is a native of New Mexico. He and his wife live in Dallas with their two daughters. 

    “Guardian is really exploding and is such a well-run organization,” said Carlisle. “I am so excited to be officially joining the team and to contributing to their future successes.” 

    A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, Garson brings experience to Guardian that is both is vast and varied. During her tenure as Vice President Human Resources at Workopolis, then Canada’s largest online job board, the company was recognized with numerous awards for its culture and workplace engagement. 

    In addition to Workopolis, Garson has held key leadership roles at Cardinal Health, Dell Canada and Pepsi Bottling Group. She joins GDP from Breaking Glass Inc., where she has served as President of the HR consulting firm since March 2017. In 1991, Garson earned her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She, her daughter and their two Golden Retrievers reside in Halifax, NS. 

    “I’m all about enhancing the employee experience,” said Garson. “Guardian mirrors the partnership commitment it has with its dentists with the entire workforce. I am excited to add value to an already great environment and ensure that every team member throughout the company wants to get up and come to work every day.” 

    Mark Censoprano, Guardian President, welcomed Carlisle and Garson to the Guardian family. “Chris knows us as well as anyone given his deep experience in the industry,” noted Censoprano. “His expertise in partnerships, contracting and many other key aspects of our business is unparalleled. And Andrea’s wide-ranging skills in career management, employee engagement and retention are absolutely a perfect fit for our culture. Andrea and Chris are great additions to our team.” 

    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