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Mike Harris

PRESIDENT AND CEO

A proven and prolific entrepreneur, Mike has significant experience in starting and building professional and technical services firms. Patina Solutions is his sixth professional services start-up since 1995. Mike is best known as the founder and former CEO of Jefferson Wells, which grew to $132 million in sales with 23 offices and 1,600 employees in five years.  Jefferson Wells was acquired by...

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Debbie Seeger

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER

Debbie is Senior Vice President, Co-Founder of Patina Solutions, and also leads the company’s Cincinnati and Milwaukee offices. Prior to her involvement in Patina Solutions, Debbie was a key member of the Jefferson Wells Wisconsin Group Management Team. While there, she was responsible for sales, marketing and client relationship management, consistently achieving top-level sales honors and...

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Bob Carlson

VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGING PARTNER

Bob has over 25 years of experience in the professional services industry. As Vice President and Managing Partner for Patina Solutions, he is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s Chicago operation.

Prior to joining Patina Solutions, Bob held and succeeded in a number of senior executive positions. His career began in sales for the business services company ADP. Subsequent to that, Bob spent...

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Jodi Brendel

Managing Partner

Jodi Brendel is Managing Partner of Patina’s Minnesota office. As Managing Partner, Jodi is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Minnesota-market operations.

Jodi joined Patina in September of 2016 and has more than 25 years of experience in managing and scaling businesses to profitable growth both nationally and globally. She has a successful track record of building high performance...

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Kate McLellan

MANAGING PARTNER

As Managing Partner, Kate leads all aspects of Patina's Boston office.

Prior to joining Patina, Kate was Vice President and Market Leader for the Boston office of Accretive Solutions. 

Kate was one of the founders and President of The Pentad Group, a Boston-based accounting and finance consulting firm. From 1996 - 2003, she was the Managing Director of the Boston office of Parson Consulting, also ...

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Daren Samuels

INTERIM MANAGING PARTNER

As Interim Managing Partner, Daren leads all aspects of Patina’s Detroit Office.

Prior to this position, Daren was appointed Automotive and Manufacturing Practice Director, and before that, he had been a Patina Professional, serving clients. He was a Managing Director and Owner of Vector Management Advisors, LLC in his previous organization.

Daren has extensive leadership and consulting...

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Conrad Lee

LEAD EXECUTIVE SEARCH PARTNER

As Lead Partner, Conrad directs all aspects of the Executive Search practice, based in Patina's Tampa office. Over the course of his career he has completed over 450 retained executive search projects. Executive Search assignments were completed throughout the United States and in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Conrad focuses globally on executive search projects for his clients with Technology,...

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