“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, Medline Industries, Inc.

“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

Business Transformation

 

Our Business Transformation practice can help support your large scale improvement opportunities with proven experience and expertise. Following are a few of the indicators likely to drive the need for this assistance:

  • Your company or industry is facing disruptive change and you don’t have the resources to manage multiple projects that will be required as part of the program
  • The performance improvement involves multiple stakeholders across a variety of departments and requires an integrated, well-orchestrated approach
  • The path to success and/or the required skills to achieve it are not clear and you need help in setting the direction
  • The resources needed to meet a deadline are at a level of experience or capacity that is beyond your current team’s capability
  • You have made attempts to transform or improve that haven’t been fully executed or sustainable and want to avoid the missteps
  • You are looking for help from practitioners who have been down this path before and can bring best practices, based on experience

Patina Professionals can assist with your company initiatives in a variety of ways in support of your Business Transformation efforts including, but not limited to:

  • Transformation Leadership
  • Enterprise Program Management
  • Change Effectiveness/Leadership Development
  • Business Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Business Architecture/Design
  • Business Performance Improvement
  • Breakthrough Product/Service Offerings
  • Significant Change in Strategy/Technology
  • Merger and Acquisition Integration

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

Business Strategy Development/Transformation Leadership

Provided Enterprise Program Management and Change Management leadership to a services company to develop its program vision, mission and structure as it embarked on a multi-year effort to change the way its services were provided (thus disrupting a one-hundred-year-old model and culture). Brought best practices and proven experience to properly set the course of action and successfully accelerate the effort.

Business Integration support

Identified the root causes of a financial services company’s throughput and prioritization issues by implementing a lean canvas process for its IT shared services organization, which had not been meeting project budgets or timelines. Provided a recommended list of actionable items and quick wins, plus a change management plan for overall process improvement.

Merger and Acquisition Integration

Provided Program Management and Change Leadership to a global manufacturing and distribution company as it integrated a large acquisition and migrated the acquired company’s operations to a common business system. The applications encompassed CRM, ERP and Web technologies. Redefined strategic capabilities of the new entity and delivered $50M in synergistic savings plus a change management plan for overall process improvement.