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“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

Retail

 

The experience of Patina's Retail Professionals spans many areas including helping companies with:

  • Pricing and profit analysis
  • Merchandising strategy 
  • Finance and accounting matters
  • Franchising
  • International markets 
  • Marketing and social media
  • Branding  
  • Systems and e-commerce 
  • Customer research and analysis
  • Expansion and growth planning
  • Security and loss prevention 

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

Growth Planning

A mid-sized retailer of women's clothes was interested in expanding its footprint of stores outside of the Midwest.  Patina provided a proven retail executive to lead the effort, and based on her experience in growing locations and sales for all of Nordstrom's channels, she capably led the effort.  The client appreciated the practical operating background of this Patina executive.

Systems Project Management

A large office supply retailer was converting to a new version of its key store operating system, and the project was falling behind schedule.  The company turned to an experienced IT manager from Patina to keep this initiative on track as the project executive. This afforded them an objective set of eyes and ears to liaison and help manage the software provider's team.

Brand Refresh

A catalog retailer was missing its sales targets and believed it was time for a brand refresh. Patina provided an executive with strong retail marketing background, including experience at L.L. Bean, to plan and execute a customer research and survey project to provide insights and suggestions on how to move forward with the brand. 

Social Media Review

A private equity firm owned a well established mid-sized retailer of children's learning products and tools.  The firm engaged Patina to review the use of social media to help them engage and build a stronger online community with their customers and prospects.  Patina provided a professional with an excellent track record doing this type of work with Hasbro.  


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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