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Mark Rodriguez

Operating Director

Mark Rodriguez is an Operating Director at Paine Schwartz Partners.

Mr. Rodriguez is a consumer-focused premium brand-builder, with a strong track record of developing growth and innovation, as well as leading restructuring for under-performing companies. Mr. Rodriguez brings more than 40 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, 29 of which he served as CEO for value building, well-known corporations such as Danone Waters and Specialty Foods – North America, Beech-Nut Nutrition, Atkins Nutritionals, Hickory Farms, and Acirca, an early stage, venture-capital backed organic company.

Mr. Rodriguez received the inaugural Global Grand Prix for Innovation from Danone Groupe, the Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the American Advertising Federation, and both the Leadership Award as Humanitarian of the Year and the Frontier Award in recognition of leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit in the fight against childhood hunger in America from Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University and was raised in Los Angeles, California.

Note: Operating Directors are not employees or agents of Paine Schwartz Partners; they are independent third-party consultants retained by Paine Schwartz Partners on a periodic basis to provide services to the funds Paine Schwartz Partners advises or manages and/or such funds’ portfolio companies.