“Patina is a business partner that helps my companies manage risk and improve results...they help us drive performance.”

- Don Schlidt, CEO, Dedicated Computing & Tushaus

“There is no substitute for experience. With its network of highly experienced and accomplished executive and managerial resources, Patina should be every HR leader’s strategic partner to fulfill critical business and talent needs.”

- Silvia Masini, Chief Human Resources Officer, CliftonLarsonAllen

“Patina provides us proven industry expertise so we can tackle some of our most challenging strategies. It is a great partnership that we turn to again and again.”

- Jeff Augustin, Vice President, Finance & IT, Johnson Controls

“Patina has been an accelerator to our business with their experienced professionals who can hit the ground running. In addition, the company’s flexible model allows us to capture more opportunities and drive faster growth.”

- Patrick O’Brien, CEO, Paris Presents

“We asked Patina for help in finding a Board member – they listened carefully to what we wanted, were very responsive and quickly provided an outstanding candidate who has now joined the Board.”

- Rich Larson, CFO, Waterstone Bank

“Our company has twice engaged Patina’s mentorship program over the past year. We found both mentors insight to be refreshing, and their support and encouragement clearly builds the confidence of our mentees.”

- Mark Zeidler, President & CEO, Tax Air

"I could not have asked for a better outcome, and Patina’s management of the project was the overwhelming reason we have experienced success."

- Tom Liutkus, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations, TravelCenters of America LLC

“I highly recommend Patina Solutions. Patina has proved that it can match unique circumstances to unique candidates by offering fresh alternatives, flexibility and professional staff.”

- Judie Taylor, President, DUECO, Inc.

“I was intrigued when I first heard about Patina. I was pleased that Patina was able to provide me with the exact experience set I was looking for. It was a very positive experience, and one I would not hesitate to repeat.”

- Jim Schwalen, Vice President – Personal Lines & Marketing, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

“The professionals Patina Solutions brings forward have the right expertise, enthusiasm and work ethic.”

- Bret Mantey, IT Director, City of Waukesha

“Patina Solutions is strategic and different. They listen to us and really understand our business.”

- Kirk Gramoll, VP of Operations, Quad Med

“Patina has been a great partner for us in obtaining experienced talent for specific projects or periods of time. I know I can count on Patina!”

- Karen G. Ferraro, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

“Patina has helped Riverside work more effectively on numerous projects. Their excellent people have been flexible, creative and responsive, and we consider them a true business partner.”

- Peggy Roberts, Chief of Staff, Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund

“When our CEO resigned unexpectedly, we turned to Patina for help. Within a few days, they identified some great candidates. Within a few weeks, we chose one to become our new CEO. Patina listens well, acts with urgency and is always easy to work with.”

- Tom Bentley, Chairman, Bentley World Packaging

“Patina has top-shelf professionals who have really gotten to know our company, our people and our needs – and they have matched up very high-quality people to meet those needs. We have found that their professionals have made a real difference.”

- David Nestingen, President & CEO, IEWC

My C Suite — Completing Your Executive Team

 

Key Executives on an Ongoing, Part-Time Basis

Patina's My C Suite program offers you a unique way to gain world-class leadership in any functional area (including HR, IT, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, M&A and Strategy) on a part-time, ongoing basis. This allows you to have strong and consistent leadership no matter the size of your company or budget — and extends the capabilities of your senior management team without making a large fixed investment or new hire.  

You can work with Patina’s Executives as you need them with no long-term commitment and none of the burden or risk usually associated with adding an executive to the payroll.

My C Suite by Patina can help you:

  • Gain expertise, knowledge and leadership in key areas of need
  • Develop future leaders and manage/guide staff
  • Improve operating results and performance
  • Gain fresh perspective and ideas
  • Execute key initiatives with strong project management
  • Effectively solve problems and issues
  • Identify and capitalize on new opportunities
  • Test the impact of a new leadership role without making a hire

These examples explain how we can help in a variety of situations:

Chief Human Resources Officer

A medical device manufacturer funded by venture capital was growing and did not have a strong HR Executive on its management team.  The company needed a better recruiting strategy to attract the top talent it needed to accomplish its goals, including improving its benefit plans and creating new compensation structures.  Patina provides a Chief HR Officer with industry background who works 40 hours per month, reporting to the CEO, to lead these HR and talent related matters.

Merger & Acquisition Specialist

A $50 million transportation company was interested in finding possible candidates for acquisition and needed an overall M&A strategy.  Patina provided a seasoned Patina Executive with expertise in M&A to act as the company's Chief M&A Officer.  Working an average of 20 hours per month, our Patina Executive played a key role in determining which type of companies to consider for acquisition and in educating the senior leadership team on how to evaluate targets.  This approach was more flexible and cost effective than engaging a consultant, business broker or investment banker to perform this type of work — and it provided the continuity and ongoing knowledge base the company wanted in a part-time and affordable way.

Chief Marketing Officer

A $20 million consulting firm had always relied on its partners to handle sales.  The company wanted to see what a skilled and experienced Marketing Executive could do to help accelerate growth.  Rather than hiring someone, they turned to Patina for a high-level marketing professional for one year to help develop marketing strategy, develop campaigns, define and track key metrics, and more.  The company gained a Chief Marketing Officer for 35 hours per month (benefitting from a person with more talent than they could afford if they made a full-time hire).

Chief Financial Officer

A private equity firm acquired a small biotech company.  Post acquisition, there were clear needs for stronger financial leadership.  Patina provided a CFO to work 25 hours per month managing the accounting and systems issues in the firm.  Our Patina CFO attends the bi-monthly board meetings and has proven to be an outstanding addition to the senior management team (who also fits within the budget).

Chief Information Officer

A $75 million manufacturing company had never had a senior IT leader, and it was starting to fall behind on the technology curve.  Financials were taking too long to obtain each month, decision information was not readily available for managers and IT policies and procedures were non-existent.  Patina provides a CIO to work around 50 hours per month.  This approach gives the CEO a partner to rely on to ensure IT issues are being addressed.  The company's four IT employees report to the Patina CIO, freeing up valuable time the CEO was spending on IT.


How we work with you

Special Projects

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.

Interim Executives

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.

Part-Time Executives

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.

Mentoring & Coaching

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.

Board Members

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.

Consulting & Expertise

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.

Global Executive Search

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.


The Patina Process

Discovery

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.

Solution Development

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.

Talent Plan

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.

Execution & Management

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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