Four Manufacturing Transformations: Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Competitive Advantage

Milwaukee, Wisc. (October 2020) – Patina Solutions is hosting a one-hour webinar providing insights and lessons from four US-based manufacturers that made impressive transformations in the past 18 months. The event will take place on Thursday, October 29, at noon central.

“Revenue is a critical performance indicator for manufacturers,” explains Daren Samuels, National Practice Director – Operations and Supply Chain, “and many are currently experiencing revenue declines of 30% or more in connection to the pandemic. There are pockets of opportunity within selected markets and several impressive turn around stories. We will discuss lessons learned over the past several months and best practices of those who reversed their course to increase productivity and profitability.”

Participants of “Four Manufacturing Transformations: Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Competitive Advantage” will review issues each organization faced and how strategies and tactics were put into play that delivered critical outcomes. Sample results:

  • Increased revenue, plus increased market share, by increasing product availability. Example: sales increased approximately 300%.
  • Increased cash flow — $265 million among four projects
  • New internal capability and standards to delivering each client on time, as promised. Example: OTD reduced from 80-120 days to 14 days.
  • Manufacturing plant and supplier performance improvements
  • Proven, documented ROI for clients ranging from 8 times to 15 times

Anyone wanting to view the replay of this event should click here.

Telehealth Panel Discussion: Are You Maximizing Your Investment?

We’re in the age of telehealth and it’s rapidly evolving. Is the model working for providers, payors and patients? Patina presents three industry professionals who help participants benchmark and learn where there are opportunities to correct or plan for the evolution. Suited for all functions and roles in the healthcare and insurance industries. Expect insights on strategy, patient and provider experiences, technology and metrics.

Patina announces new personal legal services and insurance offerings for Patina Nation members through MetLife®

Milwaukee, WI. July 2020 – Patina Nation, owned and operated by Milwaukee-based Patina Solutions, is the leading online community for independent consultants and interim executives. Patina is pleased to announce its new partnership with MetLife® to provide valuable offerings to its Patina Nation community, including MetLife Legal® unlimited personal legal services and customized, discounted MetLife Auto & Home® insurance products.

“Our strong and growing relationship with MetLife® is a real benefit for the Patina Nation community,” said Mike Harris, CEO of Patina Solutions. “MetLife® has an excellent reputation. We know they will do a great job in serving members of the Patina Nation.”

A recent study shows 62% of surveyed Americans have experienced a legal need in the last three years1, and on average face an hourly cost of $370 for legal services.2 With the new MetLife Legal® offering, members have the potential to save thousands while protecting themselves and their families from common legal issues like real estate matters, will and estate planning, traffic defense, and more. For under $25 a month – $273 annually – MetLife Legal® pays for itself when a plan attorney is leveraged even once, and Personal legal hours use is unlimited.

With the MetLife Auto & Home® & Umbrella offerings, Patina Nation members could have lower insurance premiums in minutes. They are now eligible for discounted auto, home and umbrella insurance, customized and designed to fit their protection needs. MetLife reports its Auto & Home coverage generated an annual premium savings average of $643 in 2019 for new participants who leveraged the discounts now available to Patina Nation members.3

“Patina is committed to serving members of our Patina Nation community and providing resources and benefits to support this leading group of executives,” Harris said. “The new products through MetLife® continue expanding the rich array of services available to our community. We look forward to members of Patina Nation maximizing all that’s available to support them in their personal and professional lives.”

ABOUT PATINA NATION

Patina Nation is a leading online community for the growing ranks of independent consultants, interim executives, and those in transition looking for their next job – specifically focusing on those with 25+ years of experience. It is free to join our community and member benefits are plentiful and expanding.  Please visit PatinaNation.com to enroll or for more information.

ABOUT PATINA SOLUTIONS

Patina Solutions is a national executive services company. In addition to consulting, interim executives and executive search solutions, Patina has coaches and mentors available to support nearly every industry.

ABOUT METLIFE

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit metlife.com.

1 CARAVAN Survey, conducted by ENGINE on behalf of MetLife Legal Plans, 2020

2 National Law Journal / ALM Legal Intelligence, 2018

3 MetLife Internal Data, 2019

Patina Names Jill Schwieters to its Board of Directors

Milwaukee, WI. June 2020 – Patina Solutions, the national executive talent solutions company, has named Jill Schwieters to its Board of Directors.

“Jill is an outstanding leader with many highly successful years of experience in the human capital solutions industry,” said Patrick O’Brien, Chairman and Co-Founder of Patina. “We look forward to gaining her insights, wisdom and energy to help guide and support Patina to our next level of growth.”

Schwieters spent 13 years as a key leader of Cielo, a recruitment process outsourcing company, where as President she started and built the healthcare division to over $100 million in global annual sales. She currently serves as Board Chair of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership and Intelligere, a healthcare language services organization and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and their Healthcare Business Network.

“I am excited to join the Patina Board of Directors. I believe the Patina business model of providing experienced executives on-demand is more relevant than ever today as organizations seek deep experience and expertise to help them achieve goals, manage challenges and capitalize on opportunities,” said Schwieters. “I understand firsthand what it takes to build a nationwide business and Patina has all the elements to pursue and achieve growth and great success.”

“Jill brings us real know-how on scaling a talent solutions business and she is a proven entrepreneur. Her healthcare industry knowledge and vast network will be extremely valuable,” added Mike Harris, the CEO and Co-Founder of Patina Solutions. Patina serves the healthcare industry as one of its key national practices along with manufacturing, private equity, health care insurance and others.

About Patina Solutions
Patina provides on-demand executive talent to help companies and organizations address challenges, realize opportunities, improve results, fill a key expertise or resource gap, develop talent and support critical initiatives. In addition, Patina fills open leadership positions with interim executives or its executive search solutions. Patina serves an impressive range of industries and has broad functional coverage. Patina Professionals generally bring 25 years or more of operating experience to their client engagements. Please visit patinasolutions.com to learn more.

About Patina Nation
Patina Nation is a leading online community for the growing ranks of independent consultants, interim executives, and those in transition looking for their next job – specifically focusing on those with 25 years or more of experience. It is free to join the community and member benefits are plentiful and expanding. Patina Nation is where executives can go to earn, learn, share and connect. Please visit patinanation.com to enroll or for more information.

Patina Announces Partnership with NSENG

Milwaukee, WI.  March 5, 2020 – Patina Nation, owned and operated by Milwaukee-based Patina Solutions, is a leading online community for experienced independent consultants, fractional / interim executives, and those in transition looking for their next job. Patina is pleased to announce that the NorthShore Executive Networking Group (NSENG) will be providing a portfolio of various job search coaching products and services to Patina Nation members that are designed to address some of the most challenging aspects of a job seeker’s journey.

“We understand that many of our members are looking for their next fulltime position,” said Mike Harris, CEO of Patina Solutions. “NSENG will provide them with specific tools and insights that can significantly improve and accelerate their visibility and candidacy with prospective employers. This also enables Patina Nation members to drive their job search on their own timeline. At the same time, their Patina Nation membership will continue to offer learning and development, networking and medical and financial planning benefits, along with consideration for interim and full-time positions.”

Marty Gilbert, CEO & Founder of Chicago’s largest job search networking group, said, “over 90% of job search efforts involve a high degree of marketing. As a result, an effective search is reliant on the job seeker’s ability to position, package, message, identify target companies, engage their audience, network into spheres of influence and perform in convincing fashion during job interviews. That, in large part, is what my coaching is all about and how it’s helped over 1,400 professionals to land their next career opportunity.”

Gilbert has developed coaching packages for Patina Nation and will be offering those services to members in all geographic locations across the U.S. Included are a 16-page job search plan document, instructional job search webinar recordings, and one-on-one coaching calls. Patina Nation members will also be able to take advantage of other job search programs offered by NSENG including their bi-weekly meetings, workshops, the NSENG LinkedIn community and weekly newsletters.

Gilbert will also be sharing coaching tips in two free webinars that will be offered to Patina Members in 2020 – the first of which will cover “8 Ways to Shorten Your Job Search” on March 11th at 12:00CT.  

ABOUT PATINA NATION

Patina Nation is a leading online community for the growing ranks of independent consultants, fractional / interim executives, and those in transition looking for their next job – specifically focusing to those with 25+ years of experience. It is free to join our community and member benefits are plentiful and expanding.  Please visit www.PatinaNation.com to enroll, for more information, or to learn about participating in the NSENG webinars and coaching services.

ABOUT PATINA SOLUTIONS

Patina Solutions is a national executive services company. In addition to consulting, interim executives and executive search solutions – Patina has coaches and mentors available to support nearly every industry.

ABOUT NORTHSHORE EXECUTIVE NETWORKING GROUP

NorthShore Executive Networking Group (NSENG) is the largest and fastest growing job search networking group in the Chicago area. The organization is comprised of over 6,000 members, 10 of which are landing new jobs each week.

Patina Solutions Continues Expansion – Anthony P. Janik Joins As Practice Director – Legal Services

Milwaukee, WI. March 2020 – Patina Solutions expands its legal practice with the addition of Anthony P. Janik, Practice Director – Legal Services. Janik will support client needs and serve as a subject matter expert within the legal field. Patina is a national professional services firm offering experience-based consulting and interim leaders; Janik will support the company mission and clients’ needs.

“At Patina, our team excels at experienced-based consulting,” Patina Solutions President and CEO, Bob Carlson, stated. “Tony’s leadership and expertise will help us continue providing high-quality legal talent and services for our clients.”

Janik comes to Patina with nearly four decades of experience serving as legal counsel for a variety of organizations. He previously held the leadership position of General Counsel at Ferrara Candy Company. Before this role, he was with Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP. He began his career at Abramson & Fox where he was an attorney and, ultimately, a Partner. Among his areas of expertise are intellectual property, licensing, real estate, corporate, and litigation management.

In his new role, he will ensure that Patina clients have their unique talent needs addressed through experience-based legal consulting and interim leaders.

Janik graduated from the College of St. Francis and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Government, graduating summa cum laude. He earned his Juris Doctor at Loyola University School of Law and is a member of the Illinois Bar Association.

About Patina Solutions

Patina partners with companies to solve problems, realize opportunities, improve results, fill a key expertise or resource gap, develop talent and support critical initiatives. Patina is a national leader in quickly filling senior leadership gaps with talented, experienced interim and full-time practitioners and leaders. Patina provides experienced support across all functional areas for operational improvement initiatives. Patina professionals each bring clients 25 years of experience.

Patina Solutions Continues Expansion – Antonio Schiavone Joins As Practice Director – Manufacturing, Durable Goods

Milwaukee, WI. March 2020 – Patina Solutions continues expanding its manufacturing and supply chain practice with the addition of Antonio Schiavone, Practice Director – Manufacturing, Durable Goods. Schiavone works with Patina’s manufacturing, supply chain and durable goods clients to provide project delivery, people development, and intellectual capital creation. Patina is a national professional services firm offering experience-based consulting, interim leaders and practitioners.

Schiavone comes to Patina with more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing environments, including those related to building products, textiles and steel processing, food products, and fuels. He is a Reliability and Engineering Management professional and U.S. Navy veteran, and has held leadership roles at Leigh Fibers, Targa Sound Terminals, and Georgia Pacific. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Manufacturing Administration (SCMA). Additionally, he founded and operates a consultancy providing critical maintenance and engineering support and leading predictive and preventative programs.

Schiavone graduated from the US Navy Technical School and received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA in Management and Operations from the University of Toledo.

About Patina Solutions

Patina partners with companies to solve problems, realize opportunities, improve results, fill a key expertise or resource gap, develop talent and support critical initiatives. Patina is a national leader in quickly filling senior leadership gaps with talented, experienced interim and full-time practitioners and leaders. Patina provides experienced support across all functional areas for operational improvement initiatives. Patina professionals each bring clients 25 years of experience.

Patina Solutions Expands Private Equity Practice – Joseph G. Solari III joins as Managing Director – Private Equity Solutions

Milwaukee, WI. January 2020 – Patina Solutions continues expanding its private equity practice with the addition of Joseph G. Solari III, Managing Director – Private Equity Solutions. With focus in the greater New York City area, Solari partners with clients to provide executive talent from Patina’s community of more than 25,000 professionals to help firms increase the return on their investments using human capital solutions. Patina is a national professional services firm offering experience-based consulting and interim leaders.

“Joe will help propel Patina’s private equity service and offerings to the next level,” says Scott Hoffman, National Practice Director – Private Equity. “With proven expertise from pre-deal through post-deal, Joe understands clients’ expectations for specific industry, sector and product expertise. His skill sets are in line to help maximize portfolio company performance and private equity investments.”

Focusing on relationships with east-coast private equity and venture capital firms, he’ll provide the firms and their portfolio companies on-demand pre- and post-deal talent. This includes private equity experienced executives and board members for interim and permanent roles, as well as industry experts and operating partners for due diligence expertise, key projects and strategic initiatives.

Solari offers Patina clients 20 years of private-equity and venture-capital experience, in which he created and lead investment initiatives and transactions in, and for, early-stage and middle-market private companies. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Greenwich Private Investments, a private investment firm focused on direct private capital investments. He serves on the Board of Directors of G*Ventures Management. Prior to joining Patina, he was a Managing Director and Partner at Saugatuck Capital, a lower middle-market private equity firm.

Solari is an experienced speaker on the success factors for family offices making private equity investments. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. He has a bachelor’s degree in Government – International Relations from Georgetown University. To contact Solari, email josephsolari@patinasolutions.com

About Patina

Patina partners with companies to solve problems, realize opportunities, improve results, fill a key expertise or resource gap, develop talent and support critical initiatives. Patina is a national leader in providing private equity firms on-demand deal advisors with very specific industry, sector and product expertise. Patina supports thesis execution by quickly filling senior leadership gaps with talented, private equity-experienced interim, full-time and board executives. Patina provides experienced consulting support across all functional areas for operational improvement initiatives. Patina professionals each bring clients 25 years of experience