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Patina Solutions Named to 2013 Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Patina Solutions, the fast-growing professional services firm that provides proven, accomplished executives and managers with 25+ years of experience for key projects and engagements, has been included in the 2013 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies.

"We are very excited and proud to be included in the 2013 Inc. 500 list in our first year of eligibility," said Mike Harris, Co-Founder and CEO of Patina Solutions. "Patina has grown 1,555% since 2009, and we are honored to have our business recognized by Inc. magazine."

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

Patina Solutions was the third highest company on the 2013 Inc. 500 list based in Wisconsin, and in its category of human resources companies, was the eighth fastest-growing company out of the twenty-one that made the list. The company began operations in early 2009 and has been funded by angel investors to date, the vast majority of them residents from Wisconsin.

"Mike Harris and the entire management team have done a great job of building Patina in some trying economic times," said Patrick O'Brien, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Patina Solutions.  "Companies are clearly embracing the way Patina can help them to accelerate their business results and achieve their goals and vision."

"Patina is just getting started - we expect to triple in size by 2016. This is the third time I have had a company on the Inc. 500 list, and it is just as exciting as the first time," said Harris, a serial entrepreneur who started and built Jefferson Wells and subsequently sold it to Manpower in 2001.

The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 20 and on, is the most competitive crop in the list's history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500's aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,739%. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"It is gratifying to be building a fast-growing company that is creating jobs and helping companies think differently about getting their important work done," said Debbie Seeger, Co-Founder and VP-Operations of Patina Solutions. "The range of things we can do for companies - and the great talent we are so fortunate to have in the Patina Nation - make this a really rewarding company to be a part of."

About Patina Solutions
Patina Solutions, recently named to the 2013 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies, 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.  Patina Solutions' 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 and Minneapolis - along with its growing international capabilities.

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