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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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Bob Branton

Practice Director

Bob is a senior executive with more than 30 years of industry and consulting experience in Transformational Program Management, Information Technology, Strategic Services, Enterprise Applications, Cost Management and Continuous Improvement.

First as a consultant with Grant Thornton LLP and later as Senior Vice President of Hitachi Consulting, Bob supported clients across multiple industries,...

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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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Daren Samuels

PRACTICE DIRECTOR - OPERATIONS

Daren is an operations executive with a passion for improving results, providing superior client service, and mentoring and coaching. He’s a proven leader with broad expertise and a strong track record in managing large global projects and delivering tangible results in competitive industries. He’s dedicated to adding value across project delivery, people development and intellectual capital...

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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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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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John Moran

Practice Director – Finance/Accounting

John is a senior financial executive with more than 38 years of experience in serving large publicly held, multi-location, and multi-national firms.

He joins Patina after concluding his tenure as a KPMG Partner, where he worked closely with management and audit committees to coordinate the work of core and international teams. John has extensive experience with corporate governance through...

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Mark Leopold

Practice Director

As an experienced C-Level executive, Mark has more than 35 years of diverse experience in enterprise management, strategic planning, P&L, domestic and international sales & marketing of consumer products, new product development/R&D, manufacturing, supply chain, acquisitions, divestiture and turn-around. Mark has served as President and COO of Lacrosse Footwear, CEO of Turtle Wax...

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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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Silvia Masini

PRACTICE DIRECTOR - HUMAN RESOURCES AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Silvia is a diversified Human Resources leader with extensive experience leading and advising organizations on the development and delivery of human capital, human resources strategies, and organizational effectiveness solutions.

Silvia has led human resources initiatives for small and large corporations, both as a consultant and as a senior executive. She directed ClifonLarsonAllen, a top 10...

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Sue Simonett

PRACTICE DIRECTOR – TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Sue is a proven technology executive experienced in strategic business planning for major corporations, IT consulting, and career coaching and mentoring. Her most recent role was Vice President Information Technology, CTO at General Mills, where she was responsible for developing information systems and strategies with oversight of a global staff of more than 900.

Sue has extensive experience 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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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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