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Patina Solutions Appoints Jodi Brendel as Managing Partner, Minnesota Market

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Patina Solutions, the leading professional services firm that provides executive experience on demand, has hired Jodi Brendel as Managing Partner of the company’s Minnesota market and leader of the Life Sciences practice. As Managing Partner, Brendel will lead the Patina Minnesota team in providing clients with targeted expertise and hands-on support from proven, accomplished executives for projects, consulting, career placement, and mentoring. With the Minnesota market being one of the U.S. hubs of life sciences and agribusiness innovation, Brendel’s expertise is especially valuable.

"Jodi will be an excellent addition to the Patina leadership team," said Tom McBride, Chief Operating Officer at Patina. "Her leadership experience in life sciences is impressive and we look forward to her contributions to the Minnesota market as well as to the many life sciences companies who make their home here. Today, companies are facing a crushing need for talent and we welcome Jodi’s experience in helping to identify the experienced professionals that they need to fill their talent gaps and transfer knowledge. As 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age each day, they leave behind a gap in skills and talent that Jodi and the rest of our team in Minnesota is poised to help clients address."

Brendel has more than 25 years of experience in managing and scaling businesses to profitable growth both nationally and globally. She has a successful track record of building high performance teams for both large and small companies across multiple business sectors.

"The most critical factor to any company driving consistent and profitable growth is its team," said Brendel. "As Managing Partner for Patina, I am excited to assist business leaders in addressing their urgent business needs by providing talent with essential expertise at the most crucial times."

Before joining Patina, Brendel was an executive consultant applying her extensive commercial leadership experience to drive growth for emerging life sciences and food & agribusiness companies. Prior to that, she held executive positions at several companies including Synovis Life Technologies, where her leadership was instrumental to the sale of the company to Baxter Healthcare in 2014. Brendel also held executive positions at Hill-Rom Corporation and Medtronic, Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is active in Medical Alley.

About Patina Solutions
Patina partners with companies to solve problems, realize opportunities, improve results, fill a key expertise or resource gap, develop talent or support any other critical initiative. Helping clients achieve their goals, the company builds solutions to deliver specialized expertise targeted to companies’ unique circumstances. Every Patina Professional in the Patina Nation is an accomplished executive with a minimum of 25 years of experience. The Patina approach is highly flexible, collaborative and consultative, enabling clients to get results utilizing only the resources they need, just when they need them. Patina is a company of practitioners who accelerate success through consulting, projects, leadership and board roles. As well, the firm is delivering innovative external mentoring solutions through The Mentor Bank©. An Inc. 500|5000 honoree and founding member of Globalise, the global group of leading interim management firms, Patina is headquartered in the U.S. and serves companies around the globe. Learn more at


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