Governing boards and advisory boards are often critical to guiding a company’s success. Whether you are building a new board or enhancing an existing one, Patina stands ready to help. While there is no shortage of executives willing to serve on boards, finding the best fit for your board is critical to how well it functions and the ultimate value it delivers to your company.
The Patina Nation, our portfolio of talented executives, includes many senior executives with a wide range of backgrounds allowing us to find and present board candidates with relevant backgrounds and a good cultural fit. Our broad geographic reach allows for objective and fresh candidates in all markets.
We can also help with maximizing the effectiveness of boards including:
These examples explain how we can help in a variety of situations:
Providing an Outside Board Member
Patina successfully and quickly identified a board candidate matching the desired and highly targeted specifications for a family-owned life sciences company. This was the first outside board member ever added to this company.
Building a Complete Advisory Board
Patina identified leaders in HR, Finance, Strategy and Marketing to serve as a complete advisory board for the CEO of an early stage biotech company. The advisory board was able to give the CEO help with operational, growth and management issues that he was not getting from his venture capital firm / investor-based board.
Consulting on Board Needs and Makeup
Providing a highly experienced board member, Patina helped a $300 million manufacturer determine the background and experience needs for two new outside board members as the board of directors grew from five members to seven.
Board Effectiveness Review
Patina objectively reviewed the effectiveness of a client's current board, including how well they were helping the company and its CEO achieve their goals. Our Patina Professional interviewed the key stakeholders and carefully presented the findings to the full board with recommendations for improvements.
When you need an experienced professional, or team of professionals, to execute and/or manage a special project or key initiative, you can trust Patina to provide the right solution. We match your needs with talented executives who have done it before.
When a key position must be filled on an interim basis, Patina has the proven resources to help. We’ll provide a highly experienced, precisely-matched professional to fill that role on a flexible basis — and we will act with the utmost urgency on your behalf. In some cases, these interim roles become interim-to-hire positions.
Patina can help you complete your management team by providing ongoing, part-time executives in key leadership functions where a full-time role is not needed or desired. This is a great way to have a well-rounded, world-class leadership team no matter the size of your company.
Our Patina Professionals give back by developing the high-potential leaders of the future. Many of our professionals enjoy spending a few hours a month by phone, email, Skype or in person meetings working to develop your up-and-coming talent. This is the most objective and confidential way to implement mentoring and coaching.
Patina is an excellent resource for board members and advisory board members. We have access to a deep and experienced portfolio of professional talent ready to serve.
Patina provides consulting, advisory and thought leadership solutions that meet the unique requirements of a broad range of companies — all on a flexible basis. This work is delivered by highly experienced executives who bring specialized expertise with a focus on tangible and practical results and outcomes.
When you are facing vacancies in executive leadership roles, Patina can conduct an intense executive search to precisely match top-level candidates to your needs. We go beyond traditional executive search by leveraging our existing relationships with proven, accomplished executives - shortening the timeframe to place quality candidates in your open roles. Our process ensures candidates are thoroughly vetted and tailored to your unique selection criteria.
Whether your challenge is simple and direct — or multi-faceted and complex — we start by gaining an intimate understanding of your business, objectives and situation.
Our solution development phase is incisive and collaborative. We structure a customized solution within your budget that will meet your business objectives — and help you realize your vision or address any critical issues.
Every step of the way, Patina maintains the highest quality standards for all our clients. Whether it’s a single person or a team, we precisely match our professionals’ expertise to your specific needs. Our team narrows down the options and selects one or more Patina Professionals to present to you. Every talent resource is chosen with your input and approval.
Marked by close collaboration, regular communication, weekly reporting, and the highest level of project accountability and responsibility, we monitor and manage each engagement closely to ensure success.
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