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Patina Solutions Names Patrick J. O'Brien Chairman of the Board

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Patina Solutions, a unique professional services firm that provides seasoned professionals on a flexible basis to help companies achieve their business objectives, announces it has named Patrick J. O'Brien as Chairman of the Board.

"We are thrilled to have Patrick as our first Chairman of the Board," said Mike Harris, co-founder, President and CEO of Patina Solutions. "His wealth of experience at building businesses, together with his strong sales, marketing and acquisition experience, will help Patina Solutions continue on a fast growth pace. His strategic insight, leadership skills and strong network will be great assets for Patina Solutions as we expand the company nationally."

Having spent 29 years working within the S.C. Johnson family of companies, O'Brien's most recent position was President of S.C. Johnson, where he had responsibility for all of the business operations, marketing, sales and consumer insights for North America and Europe. He also spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Johnson Outdoors. O'Brien holds undergraduate and graduate business degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

"The ability to provide a seasoned cadre of talent to accelerate growth and handle challenges for our client companies is the unique and exciting advantage of Patina Solutions," said O'Brien. "I look forward to working with Mike Harris and his team to capture opportunity and help our clients."  

"Patrick, who is a co-founder of Patina Solutions, has been involved with the compelling idea of the company since the very beginning and has played an important role in its success to date," added Harris.