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Guardian Dentistry Partners Names Papenbrock VP of Finance
Executive comes to GDP from Citibank
MIAMI – April 15, 2021 – Guardian Dentistry Partners (GDP) today announced the appointment of Robert Papenbrock as its new Vice President of Finance. Papenbrock joins GDP from Citibank in Irvine, CA, where he served as Senior Vice President/Credit Group Head of the company’s Healthcare Specialty Group.
At Citibank, Papenbrock helped lead the company’s very successful growth within its dental and medical service organizations and was instrumental for some $100 million in new business during 2019.
Prior to Citibank, Papenbrock held leadership roles at Opus Bank, Bank of America and National City Bank. At Opus, he was also a Credit Group Head for both dental and medical service organizations, while with Bank of America, he was a Senior Credit Products Officer covering the West Coast region working with many large dental, medical and veterinary group practices.
Born and raised outside of Cleveland, OH, Papenbrock earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Banking and Finance from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. And while Guardian’s headquarters are located in Miami, FL, the company has established a support office in Ohio, where Papenbrock and his family now reside in Hudson, a Cleveland suburb. “We have, in a sense, come home,” noted Papenbrock, with a nod to his Ohio background.
“From the moment I got to know Guardian, I could see they had a true commitment to making a difference in the dental industry” he added. “Their plans are very clear, and they have the right management to execute those plans. I also quickly recognized that they have a great moral compass.”
Mark Censoprano, GDP President, welcomed Papenbrock into the Guardian family. “Rob has an incredible track record in building business,” said Censoprano. “His wide-ranging skills and financial acumen are a perfect fit for what we are developing here. We are thrilled to add him to our leadership 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.