Practice Directors

Practice Directors are an important part of Patina's client service team.  They provide subject matter expertise, assist in selecting the best Patina Professional(s) for each engagement and provide ongoing management to ensure successful outcomes.

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Garry Barnes

Practice Director – Life Sciences

Garry is a senior pharmaceutical executive with the depth and breadth of real world experience with pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic companies. He has more than 30 years of successful leadership progression in sales, strategic marketing, product distribution, healthcare reimbursement, product launch, investor relations, fund raising, merger/acquisitions, business development and...

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Lloyd Buckwell

Practice Director – Human Resources / Leadership & Organizational Development

Lloyd has more than 25 years of experience, including working closely with executive leadership teams and boards of directors on the development and implementation of human resources and business strategies both domestically and internationally. His human resources expertise focuses on coaching organizations on how to maximize the human capital needed to create profitable growth for the company...

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Bob Fronberry

CIO, PRACTICE DIRECTOR – TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Bob is a proven technology executive with more than 32 years of progressive experience, the last 18 at the senior management level. He has held CIO positions with Solo Cup, Broan Nutone and Vivendi Water. His technical vision and leadership have assisted many companies in the development and execution of effective technology strategies.

Bob has extensive experience and a strong record of success ...

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Jeff Hanan

Practice Director – Leadership & Organizational Development

Jeff is a seasoned HR and organizational development executive with expertise working with senior and mid-level managers at a diverse range of organizations to develop organizational, team and individual improvement strategies and interventions. He came to Patina Solutions from Howick Associates, a consulting firm based in Madison, Wis., when the firms joined forces in 2012.

He has designed and...

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Vincent Hillery

Practice Director – Legal

Vincent manages the Legal Practice at Patina, which provides attorneys and other specialists – each with at least 25 years of experience in their fields of expertise – to business and law firm clients both large and small, public and private, in order to meet a wide range of needs.

Vincent is a proactive, client-friendly attorney and trusted counselor with over 30 years of experience across a...

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David Hoover

Practice Director – Healthcare

Dave is an experienced healthcare executive with a very strong business and law background. For more than 30 years he has successfully led and advised providers, practitioners and payers of all types and in all phases of the business life cycle. Dave’s executive presence and communication skills have been a significant part of his success, combining strategic thinking with detailed analysis and...

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Drew Howick

PRACTICE DIRECTOR – LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Drew has an extensive background in leadership development, designing and facilitating planning sessions, helping organizations implement strategic changes and coaching leaders. He is founder of Howick Associates, a 28-year-old consulting firm based in Madison, Wis., that joined forces with Patina Solutions in 2012. The firm was known as a trusted advisor and collaborative partner to leading...

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Wes MacLagan

PRACTICE DIRECTOR – BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION & IT TRANSFORMATION

Wes is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in business transformation, consulting, technology implementation and outsourcing. He has led many enterprise-wide programs and held multiple leadership roles in industry and consulting including VP Enterprise Integration for a global software technology firm and CIO for an independent power producer.

Wes transforms existing business...

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Terri Mayes

PRACTICE DIRECTOR - THE MENTOR BANK

Terri is a highly accomplished and respected executive who has earned a reputation as a collaborative and results oriented leader. She has an impressive track record of driving results as a Vice President in a fortune 100 organization. Terri's career path included a purposeful tour of duty in diverse departments affording her a unique perspective as a business leader (HR, P&L owner, sales,...

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Mary O’Brien

Practice Director – Healthcare

Mary is a healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience in healthcare management in highly competitive healthcare environments with a successful record of achievement in strategic planning, operations, business development, physician alliances, medical education and research. She has a demonstrated ability to build successful teams that drive improved market share and revenue while...

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Mark Polczynski

PH.D. – PRACTICE DIRECTOR – ENGINEERING

Mark has spent 30+ years in industry and 9 years in academia practicing and teaching a wide variety of engineering and engineering management skills and capabilities. In addition to leading engineering and research & development groups at Fortune 500 manufacturers, he is a product and process development and improvement expert. Mark also has extensive experience in strategic technology...

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Jim Volpe

Practice Director - Business & Technology Transformation

Jim is an IT business leader with more than 25 years of experience in operational roles and consulting with Fortune 500 clients. He is a focused leader, specializing in program and people management, as demonstrated by managing teams of over 200 consultants and consulting managers located in North and South America, Europe, Africa, China and India.

The majority of Jim’s career has been spent...

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Daren Samuels

PRACTICE DIRECTOR - AUTOMOTIVE AND MANUFACTURING

Daren Samuels is a seasoned management consulting executive with a passion for improving operating results, providing superior client service, mentoring and coaching teams and developing new business.  Daren has extensive functional expertise in all areas of operations and procurement, and has served Automotive and Manufacturing clients in several industries for nearly 20 years. 

Daren began his...

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