Patina Solutions Adds Bill Filip of Delancey Street Capital Partners to its Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Well-known human capital industry investor and advisor will assist with growth initiatives

Patina Solutions, a firm that provides proven, accomplished executives and managers with 25+ years of experience for key projects, engagements and initiatives, has added Bill Filip of Delancey Street Capital Partners (DSCP) to its Board of Directors.

“Bill has a great amount of experience and knowledge working in the human capital and business services space. His innovative thinking and energy will be a great asset to Patina as we keep growing into a national firm,” said Mike Harris, CEO of Patina Solutions.

Filip is a founder and Managing Director of DSCP and leads the company’s efforts in Business, Technology and Healthcare Services, and Merchant Banking.  He is a senior investment banking professional and private equity investor with deep experience in venture capital, growth equity/buyout investments, public equity, and mergers and acquisitions advisory.  Filip has a leading reputation in the business and technology services sector with very strong experience in human capital technology, professional services and staffing, business process outsourcing, financial services and technology, consumer/business internet, SaaS technology, and healthcare services.

Prior to DSCP, Filip was a founder and one of the original partners of Baird Venture Partners (BVP), where he directed the firm’s Business Services sector and shared additional senior-level responsibilities including all aspects of fund formation, team recruitment, internal processes, investment strategy and execution, and portfolio oversight.  Prior to helping form BVP, Filip was an investment banker for Robert W. Baird & Co., assisting clients in completing corporate finance transactions including raising public and private equity and completing various M&A transactions.

Some of Filip’s investing and Board of Directors experience includes:  HireRight, Pinstripe, PayChoice, ClickFuel, TomoTherapy, High Street Partners, InsideTrack, ALI Solutions, SmartTime Software, Everdream and GlobalPay, among others.

“Bill has a strong record of success in helping early stage companies grow and evolve into successful and valuable companies. He is very familiar with the most successful models in our industry and he knows how to accelerate growth. We are pleased to have him on our Board,” stated Patrick O’Brien, Chairman of Patina Solutions.

“Patina is one of the break-out leaders in the next generation of great human capital service companies and specifically within the very hot on-demand and community-sourced professional skills areas,” said Filip.  “Businesses today have never been more stretched for true impact talent, those key people within an organization that have both critical domain expertise and the experienced-based tacit knowledge needed to drive success on important initiatives. Patina enables businesses to completely rethink the way they staff their critical areas.”

A resident of Philadelphia, Filip has an MBA from Wharton and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.

About Patina Solutions
Patina Solutions provides proven, accomplished professionals with 25+ years of experience on a flexible and collaborative basis, helping companies to solve problems, realize opportunities and improve results.  The company’s services include execution of special projects and key initiatives, interim executive assignments, consulting and advisory engagements, change management, leadership development and board placements. With expertise across multiple business functions, Patina Solutions serves companies of different sizes and industries from offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Tampa, Minneapolis and Detroit – along with its growing international capabilities. The firm was recently named to the 2013 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Learn more at www.patinasolutions.com.

About Delancey Street Capital Partners, LLC
Delancey Street Capital Partners, LLC (DSCP) is the merchant banking affiliate of Delancey Street Partners, LLC (DSP), an independent, industry-focused investment bank based in Philadelphia, PA.  DSP provides strategic advisory, capital raising and independent board advice.  DSCP provides growth capital to partner companies as well as manages broader strategic fund-raising initiatives and provides other advisory services.



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