“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

Information Technology

 

Patina provides experienced technology executives, directors, program and project managers, and business analysts to help you achieve your business and IT objectives.

Below are some examples of how Patina's Technology Professionals bring measureable value to business initiatives:

IT strategy development, assessment and/or realignment

  • IT strategy development and fit with business goals
  • Project governance and planning

Software selection and system implementations

  • RFI, RFP, software evaluation guides
  • Extensive application experience (SAP, Oracle, JDE, PeopleSoft)
  • Project organization and change management

Business Process Improvement

  • Process effectiveness assessment
  • Process redesign, retraining and education
  • Legacy application support and modernization

Business intelligence solutions

  • Development, design and implementation
  • Data architecture improvement, assessment
  • Training, education and end‐user support programs

IT organization effectiveness

  • IT organization structure assessments and realignment
  • IT right‐sourcing and cost reductions
  • IT quality program management and assessment (ITIL, CMMI)
  • Vendor contract negotiation and contract assessments
  • Business Continuity Planning and security
  • Internal consulting skills training
  • Mentoring and coaching of IT leaders

IT infrastructure

  • Network design and system performance improvement
  • Advanced technology approaches, technology upgrades
  • IT service level improvement programs

My CIO program

  • World class IT leadership for any size company on a part-time basis

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

IT Assessment

A mid-sized manufacturer had been struggling with its IT operation for many years. The leadership team decided to terminate the current CIO and have Patina develop an assessment of the IT team, processes and infrastructure.  Our Patina Professional was also helpful in interviewing and selecting the replacement CIO in addition to transferring knowledge to and preparing this person for the role.

System Implementation

Patina provided two IT directors to help a company meet a key deadline on a new system rollout covering nine locations in North America.  Our Patina Professionals reported to the client’s team leader, who was relieved to have two highly experienced practitioners who had been involved in several implementations over the years on his team.  We were flexible with our billable hours to match the ebbs and flows of the project — which other IT vendors were not willing or able to do.

Improve IT Responsiveness & Service

The CIO of a large manufacturer had a global IT team of over 800 people including employees and contractors.  He engaged Patina to deliver our “Internal Consulting for Results” program for 20 of his IT employees.  This highly effective program focuses on better internal service levels including listening, follow up and effective communications.  The intention is for all of the 800 IT professionals and partners to go through this learning and skill development program.


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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