Marco is proud to announce the addition of Chris Pudenz as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the transition of Jennifer Mrozek from CFO to Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations.
Pudenz comes to Marco with a long list of accomplishments and a host of experience. As former Executive Vice President and CFO of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Pudenz led all finance, procurement and legal functions for the $900 million business that includes 283 company-owned locations and 53 franchise locations. Prior to ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Pudenz was CFO at Milk Specialties Global, where he was awarded CFO of the year award in 2015 in the large private equity category by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. During his tenure at Milk Specialties Global, the company nearly doubled its revenue to approximately $800 million.
Pudenz’s experience also includes investment banking, public accounting at Price Waterhouse and multiple senior financial leadership roles at ConAgra Foods. He earned his B.S.B.A. from Creighton University.
“I’m excited and honored to apply my career experience to such a respected organization,” said Pudenz. “As a dynamic and performance-driven technology provider, Marco exemplifies what a service partner should be. I look forward to helping Marco implement its continued growth strategy and commitment to providing the best technology and support in the industry.”
Mrozek has been named Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Marco. She brings over 20 years of experience to her new role focused on leading the company’s acquisition strategy. Mrozek will provide strategic leadership for executing and integrating acquisitions and for the company’s business, sales and service operations.
Mrozek joined Marco in 1998 as an Accounting Supervisor. She became Controller in 2003 and CFO in 2007. Prior to Marco, she worked as an auditor for CliftonLarsonAllen.
During her tenure as CFO, Mrozek helped the company effectively integrate 32 acquisitions, grow revenue to $268 million and transition the company from an ESOP to private equity ownership. She was recognized for her achievements by being named one of Times Media’s 5 Under 40 and CFO of the Year by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
“Acquisitions are a key driver for Marco’s growth strategy,” said Mrozek. “I’m excited to take a more focused role in vetting the best technology prospects in our industry and bringing our solution offerings to these acquired markets. Everything we do—and every acquisition we make—is designed to make us a better partner for our customers.”
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