Executive Leadership Team
Stuart Dean’s executive leadership team leverages best-of-breed strategies to ensure that the company remains on the leading edge of its industry as the preferred provider of architectural restoration services.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark's diverse career spans public and private sectors alike, with commercial experiences ranging from global, consumer-branded manufacturers to international, commercial service providers.
Mark is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an Army Aviator. As an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot Mark served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal for Valor. After 10 years of uniformed service he transitioned to civilian life by earning two Masters of Science degrees in Engineering and Management from the Leaders for Global Operations Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following his graduation from MIT Mark joined Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG), where he contributed to Harley’s legendary success. He next joined Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:IFSIA), an Atlanta-based floor covering manufacturer and the industrial champion of sustainability. There he led the successful turnaround effort of Interface’s national network of commercial carpet installation and maintenance service providers.
Mark then joined with Fenway Partners, a Manhattan-based private equity firm, first as Director and Chief Operating Officer for MW Manufacturers, Inc., a manufacturer of residential windows and doors. Following the financial turnaround of MW, he then transitioned within Fenway’s portfolio to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of The Simmons Companies of Atlanta, Georgia. There Mark was an instrumental member of the team that helped Simmons Mattress triple its enterprise value through unprecedented customer service and operational efficiencies.
After his tenure at Simmons, Mark founded Phoenix-based Parrish Partners, L.L.C., and consulted with a number of client companies requiring operational, executive, and organizational development leadership. He subsequently became Director, President and CEO of Deceuninck North America (DNA), the North American subsidiary of a Belgian-based, publicly held parent (Euronext:DECB). DNA provides lineal extrusions to the window and door industry and a variety of other building product extrusions internationally from its production facilities and distribution centers in Ohio. He departed Deceuninck to join Stuart Dean in May 2011.
Robert T. Cook
EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Robert (Bob) Cook has served as Stuart Dean’s Chief Financial Officer since April of 2006. Bob also serves as the Secretary of the Company.
Bob is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years experience. Bob began his career with KPMG, one of today's "Big Four" global accounting firms and later held positions with Siemens AG, global electronics & electrical engineering firm, in US financial mergers and acquisitions and with Omnicom, an international advertising conglomerate, as a Divisional CFO. Bob’s disciplinary strengths are in corporate turnarounds and restructuring, due diligence activities, cost control and forecasting, strategic planning, Sarbanes-Oxley review and implementation, and operational and corporate third-party services.
Bob holds a BA in Accounting from Adelphi University on Long Island where he lives with his wife and three children.
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Adam joined Stuart Dean in January 2009 and has more than 24 years of progressive Human Resources management experience. His disciplinary strengths are in organizational development, performance management, executive and management coaching, compensation and benefits, talent management and recruitment, labor and employee relations, training and development, and change management. Prior to joining Stuart Dean, Adam led the HR function for Cushman & Wakefield’s Client Services Division, supporting and guiding a unit of more than 4,800 employees in the U.S. and Canada. The division included facilities and property management, project management, lease administration, and operations.
Adam also directed the Human Resources function and support for the CIO and Corporate IT Division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He has been a benefit and insurance consultant with Hilb Rogal & Hobbs and a property and land development manager for the Los Angeles International Airport. Adam also spent more than 12 years in a variety of HR positions within the airline industry with All Nippon, Swiss Air, and Lufthansa.
Adam is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and completed his Masters in Public and Business Administration at California State University, also in L.A.. He lives in Cave Creek, AZ.
SVP and Director of National Operations
Roger started with Stuart Dean in 1990 in the Virginia office working as a technician in the field. In 1991, Roger transferred to the Atlanta office and worked his way through the operations department as a supervisor and Operations Manager. In 1996, Roger relocated to Florida and opened the Miami division. Roger returned to Atlanta as the General Manager in 1999, overseeing the Southeastern states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
From 1996 to 2008, Roger held the position of General Manager in both the Miami and Atlanta offices. Roger currently holds the position of National Operations Manager and works closely with all divisions, including national accounts to uphold quality of work and operational standards companywide.
Roger holds a BS degree in Management/Marketing from Georgia College and State University. He lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia with his wife, Audrey, and his two sons.
SVP and Chief Information Officer
An information technology professional with more than two decades of experience, Eric Martin joined Stuart Dean as senior vice president and chief information officer in 2011. He focuses on business optimization and strategic alignment across the organization as they relate to Stuart Dean's overall business objectives.
Martin's career has covered many stages of business development and includes the start-up and turnaround of Fortune 500 businesses throughout the U.S. in a wide-array of industries.
For nearly a decade, Martin operated a boutique IT consulting firm that provided services to small to mid-market companies in the mid-Atlantic region. After divesting this firm, Eric joined KAO Infosystems, where he was instrumental in consolidating manufacturing, financial, and planning systems. Martin has also held leadership roles with Harley-Davidson, Inc., Fenway Partners, a Manhattan-based private equity firm, and MW Manufacturers, Inc., a manufacturer of residential windows and doors. Martin also served as CIO for Mrs. Fields Famous Brand.
Martin is a graduate of the American College of Computer and Information Sciences and holds an MBA from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. Eric began his career as owner of Eric Martin Computing. For nearly a decade, he provided e-business solutions to organizations designing, implementing and supporting automated systems.
SVP/Marketing and Sales
Fred Vapenik is a senior marketing and business development executive whose 25-plus years of experience is drawn from leadership roles with a diverse range of organizations – from early-stage and start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies.
Fred is a high-performance executive leader with an exceptional track record in business turnarounds, revitalizing and refocusing mature businesses, nurturing early-stage companies, and creating marketing and sales strategies to drive revenue and profit enhancements. He excels in innovation, leadership, product invention and commercialization, brand development, creating effective customer alliances, empowering teams, and delivering unprecedented profits and growth.
Before joining the executive leadership team at Stuart Dean in September 2012, Fred served as vice president of sales and marketing for Deceuninck North America, a $100-million window, door and decking company. There, he designed, led and implemented all customer, marketing, product, brand and sales strategies across the enterprise.
Prior to that, Fred was principal and president of his own marketing and business consulting firm, Fred & Company, where he focused on start-up and early-stage commercialization clients.
Fred has also held executive leadership positions at Certainteed Corporation, a $4-billion construction products company, where he served as vice president and chief marketing officer; and Alcoa Home Exteriors, a $600-million building materials division of Alcoa, Inc., where he served as vice president of marketing.
Fred is a graduate of Kent State University, where he earned an MA and a BFA, and an MBA from Cornell University.
Joseph A. Gargiulo, Jr.
Regional Senior Vice President and General Manager
Joe is a third generation family member with over 30 years experience in restoration and maintenance of architectural substrates. His disciplinary strengths are in sales, operational management, and client relations. Joe started his career as a field mechanic in the Chicago and Boston offices in the early ’70s. Joe moved into a sales role and later was promoted to sales management in the Chicago office in the early ’80s. In 1987, Joe opened the Mid-Atlantic division outside Washington, D.C. and presently acts as SVP, Division President overseeing the entire Mid-Atlantic region.
Joe holds a BS in Accounting/Marketing from Boston College. Joe lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Jerry, and his four children.
Steven J. Materazzo
Regional Senior Vice President and General Manager
Steve started with Stuart Dean in 1985 working in the Boston office as a field finisher while going to college. He came aboard full time in 1988. In 1990, Steve relocated to Southern California and has been there for over 17 years. In 2002, Steve was promoted to General Manager of the Southern California division, which serves all of Southern California, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. Steve established the Tustin office, which currently oversees Orange County and San Diego.
Steve is proud to be a graduate of Boston Latin School (the first public high school in America) and holds a BA in Economics from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jeffrey James Nanna
Regional Senior Vice President and General Manager
Jeff started in 2005 as the General Manager of the San Francisco office. Jeff is responsible for the overall operation, account management, and sales for the Northern California, Oregon, and Washington regions. Before joining Stuart Dean, Jeff held senior sales management positions in the consumer products industry. His background includes a position as National Sales Manager for Advantage Sales and Marketing, where he was responsible for 1.5 billion in sales for the Del Monte Corporation. Jeff also served as a Division President and Division VP for CROSSMARK sales and marketing for 12 years.
Jeff holds a BA in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.