“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

Supply Chain

 

Patina provides proven supply chain leaders who have contributed value propositions to companies across verticals, size, public, private and financial venues.   

Our supply chain functional scope includes distribution/warehousing, supplier and customer transportation, order management, customer service, sales forecasting, demand planning, product/materials sourcing, and supplier assessment and development.  Our Supply Chain Professionals will focus on your value proposition and the contribution that the supply chain makes to the overall offering. 

Regardless of where your supply chain competency is today, we are positioned to assess opportunity, design alternative solutions, and if needed, lead implementation of important initiatives.  We can also train and mentor your current supply chain team.

Our Supply Chain Professionals create value and competency through activities such as:

  • Turnaround initiatives
  • Acquisition and integration due diligence
  • Functional and geographic restructuring
  • Activity based costing
  • Strategic planning
  • Alignment and assessment of overlapping supply chains (divisional, geographic, acquisitions)
  • Supply chain leadership assessment and development
  • Supply chain risk assessment/mitigation
  • Supplier assessment/development
  • Operational and financial performance assessment

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

Restoring a Brand

A global cosmetics manufacturer was faced with restructuring its brand and market execution, supply chain and overall value proposition.  The company had customer/consumer relationships across mass merchandise, department store, drug store chain, specialty store, and professional beauty care channels.  The company was acquired through a highly leveraged bond transaction.  Patina helped the company to ascertain the current and future viability of the supply chain; begin emergency steps to stabilize customer service and operating costs; restructure the supply chain to be consistent with the strategic plan; and position the supply chain to deliver year-over-year financial productivity.

Automotive Restructuring

A $2 billion global manufacturer of automotive wheels, suspension components and power train parts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring and replaced 90% of the management team and board.  The supply chain was one of the five top priorities for successful emergence from bankruptcy.  Patina led the supply chain restructuring process including critical vendor management, synthetic leases, supplier contract assumptions, reclamation claims, asset transfers and disposals, creditor committee analysis, and development of the five-year supply chain plan. 

Restaurant and Hospitality Supply Transformation

A $350 million restaurant and hospitality supply company was generating negative profit margins since 2008. Patina's experts were brought in to transform the end-to-end supply chain following intense assessment of policies, processes, systems, performance metrics, leadership, and supplier and customer input.  Our Patina Professionals recommended and co-led the implementation of several initiatives including an integrated third-party logistics solution for fulfillment and transportation; the implementation of a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process across five business segments; the re-engineering of the product sourcing functions and inventory management processes; and the assessment of the client’s supply chain talent while also providing candidates for selective positions.


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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