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Patina Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Recognized for rapid growth for third straight year; 299% growth since 2011

Patina Solutions, a leading professional services firm that provides proven, accomplished executives with 25+ years of experience for key projects and engagements, has been included on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies.

During the evaluation period from 2011 to 2014, Patina grew sales by 299% and added 172 employees. The firm ranked in at number 1,391 and in the top 20% of human resources companies.

“This is the third consecutive year that Patina has been included on the exclusive Inc. 5000,” said Mike Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Patina. “We are proud of the strong and fast-growing company that we are building, and most importantly, how we are helping our clients succeed. We don’t plan on slowing down.”

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Patina is the highest ranked Wisconsin-based company on the list in the human resources category and the 11th fastest-growing company in Wisconsin overall. Through organic growth and support from investors, the company has opened offices in 13 locations serving clients throughout the country and around the world.

“We thank our dedicated employees and the talented executives in the Patina Nation for the impact they make every day to help our clients achieve their goals,” said Susan Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer of Patina. “We focus on the strategies and actions that will accelerate our clients’ success, and in turn, are experiencing our own growth. The shared success is very gratifying.”

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

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, board roles and coaching. A three-time Inc. 500|5000 honoree, Patina is headquartered in the U.S. and serves companies around the globe. Learn more at


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