Meet the team

Get to Know the Leadership Team Behind The Producto Group

Leadership

Mark Rauenzahn

Mark Rauenzahn

Chief Executive Officer
Board Member

Mr. Mark Rauenzahn is the Chief Executive Officer of Producto. Prior to this role he was the General Manager of Sundyne, LLC a highly engineered pump and compressor manufacturer. Under Mr. Rauenzahn’ s leadership Sundyne grew revenue, EBITDA, and diversified the sales into the energy markets.

Before Sundyne, Mr. Rauenzahn worked for Integer Holdings Corporation under various roles from Director of Procurement to Director of Operations overseeing various sites in Malaysia and Ireland. He oversaw product development and manufacturing at the Galway facility and helped them grow revenue substantially at this time. Additionally, he focused on continuous improvement driving operational efficiencies at the site.

Before Integer Holdings Mr. Rauenzahn spent time at United Technologies with roles of increasing responsibility. He started in the United Technologies Operations Leadership Program and held roles as Operations Manager and Commodity Manager. He spent a significant amount of time in Poland and India helping to set up and start operations in those countries.

Mr. Rauenzahn holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from IE Business School located in Madrid Spain.

In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, rock climbing, hiking and spending time with family.

Joe Savino

Joseph Savino

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Joseph Savino is Producto’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Producto, Joe was a Director at Culper Capital Partners, his work history includes over ten years of accounting and finance experience, in addition to ten plus years of credit brokering on Wall Street. Joseph began his career as an auditor in financial markets at Arthur Andersen, while obtaining his CPA license. He later became the Director of Finance at TMP Worldwide, a division of Monster.com, heading up the division’s financial planning, analysis and operations reporting. Joseph then pivoted to Wall Street as an interdealer broker, working at Tradition, Creditex and Tullett-Prebon, where he facilitated credit derivative and corporate bond trades for the industry’s largest investment banks. While working at Creditex, Joseph helped transform the High Yield Tranche Desk into one of the top performers in the market. In the year prior to joining Culper Capital, Joseph was a proprietary equity trader with T3 Trading Group, managing all risk and investment decisions for his overall portfolio.

Joseph received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University at Albany. In his free time, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, coaching youth sports and playing golf.

Non-Executive Directors

Adam Cook

Non-Executive Chairman
Managing Partner & Chief investment officer – culper capital partners

Mr. Cook is a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Culper Capital Partners (“CCP”).

Before co-founding Culper Capital Partners, he served as Majority Shareholder, Chairman & CEO of Glebar Company (“Glebar”), a role which he held from April 2013 to March 2020. Under Mr. Cook’s leadership, Glebar, a diversified industrial and niche medical machinery and aftermarket solutions business, grew revenue and EBITDA substantially. In March of 2020, Glebar was sold to Arcline Investment Management, a $4 billion growth-oriented private equity fund, driving significant value for management and shareholders. Adam continues to advise the Company on strategic organic growth opportunities and acquisition targeting.

Before Glebar, Mr. Cook was the Head of Investment Banking for Phoenix Capital Resources, a national boutique focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions and private placement transactions. At Phoenix, Adam worked with many family- and entrepreneur-owned businesses to help them effectuate and complete mergers, sales or raise capital. Prior to Phoenix, Mr. Cook held senior positions with firms focused on M&A, capital raising, financing restructurings, and other transaction advisories. In 2012, Adam was awarded the distinguished “40 Under 40” Award from the M&A Advisor.

Mr. Cook holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. Adam sits on the Board of Directors of Medical Manufacturing Technologies, The Producto Group, and various not-for-profit organizations.

Kevin Wilson

Board Member
Partner & Chief Operating Officer – Culper Capital Partners

Mr. Kevin M. Wilson is the Chief Operating Officer, Portfolio Manager and a co-founder of Culper Capital Partners. Prior to CCP, Mr. Wilson had a twenty-year career at several top investment banks as a fixed income trader. He was most recently a Director at BNP Paribas, focusing on Emerging Markets since 2013. Mr. Wilson was a market-maker to Fortune 500 companies and institutional clients in FX spot and forwards. Kevin built a profitable franchise and fostered trusting relationships with many of the bank’s top clients in the Americas, Latin America & Europe, while finding solutions for their hedging needs. Prior to joining BNP, Kevin was Vice President of Emerging Markets Trading in FX Spot and Forwards at Commerzbank in NY since 2009. Before this, he was a Vice President at Credit Agricole in FX Emerging Market trading. Kevin started his trading career at Credit Suisse in 2001, where he worked on the Fixed Income Proprietary Trading, and G10 Spot desks, until 2007.

Mr. Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Siena College in 2000. In 2006 he earned his MBA in Finance and Business Economics, with specializations in Investment Management and International Finance, from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

Declan Smyth

Board Member
President, Franchise – Viant Medical

Mr. Smyth is currently the President (Franchise) at Viant Medical, a global leader in Medical Device contract manufacturing. Prior to this, Mr. Smyth was President of the Advanced Surgical and Orthopedic division at Integer. His career experience spans more than 25 years in Medical Device and complex manufacturing environments. Over this time, Mr. Smyth has developed an extensive knowledge of manufacturing and assembly technologies and processes, serving multiple regulated industries.

Declan has held leadership positions in operations, engineering, commercial, marketing, general management, and R&D. He also has significant, hands-on experience in Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity, participating and leading on both the buy and sell side of multiple transactions.

Mr. Smyth holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University. He also is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is Program Management Professional (PMP).

Declan enjoys spending quality time with his wife, two sons and his daughter, especially doing outdoor activities, camping, fishing, and traveling. He is avid athlete, having competed in multiple triathlons, including the ironman distance.

Dean Schauer

Board Member
CEO & President, Confluent Medical Technologies

Mr. Schauer will continue in his current role as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Confluent Medical Technologies, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to Confluent, he held the position of Executive Vice President and General Manager for Accellent’s Cardiovascular Business.

Dean has also advanced from roles as Executive Vice President of Operations and Engineering, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Customer Operations, Vice President of Engineering and Quality, Director of Program Management, and Engineering Manager.

Mr. Schauer holds a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. In addition, he holds a certification in Six Sigma methodology, further showcasing his commitment to quality and process improvement.