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“Patina is a business partner that helps my companies manage risk and improve results...they help us drive performance.”

- CEO, Dedicated Computing & Tushaus

“Patina provides us proven industry expertise so we can tackle some of our most challenging strategies. It is a great partnership that we turn to again and again.”

- Vice President, Finance & IT, Johnson Controls

“Patina has been an accelerator to our business with their experienced professionals who can hit the ground running. In addition, the company’s flexible model allows us to capture more opportunities and drive faster growth.”

- CEO, Paris Presents

“We asked Patina for help in finding a Board member – they listened carefully to what we wanted, were very responsive and quickly provided an outstanding candidate who has now joined the Board.”

- CFO, Waterstone Bank

“Our company has twice engaged Patina’s mentorship program over the past year. We found both mentors insight to be refreshing, and their support and encouragement clearly builds the confidence of our mentees.”

- President & CEO, Tax Air

"I could not have asked for a better outcome, and Patina’s management of the project was the overwhelming reason we have experienced success."

- Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations, TravelCenters of America LLC

“I highly recommend Patina Solutions. Patina has proved that it can match unique circumstances to unique candidates by offering fresh alternatives, flexibility and professional staff.”

- President, DUECO, Inc.

“I was intrigued when I first heard about Patina. I was pleased that Patina was able to provide me with the exact experience set I was looking for. It was a very positive experience, and one I would not hesitate to repeat.”

- Vice President – Personal Lines & Marketing, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

“The professionals Patina Solutions brings forward have the right expertise, enthusiasm and work ethic.”

- IT Director, City of Waukesha

“Patina Solutions is strategic and different. They listen to us and really understand our business.”

- VP of Operations, Quad Med

“Patina has been a great partner for us in obtaining experienced talent for specific projects or periods of time. I know I can count on Patina!”

- Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

“Patina has helped Riverside work more effectively on numerous projects. Their excellent people have been flexible, creative and responsive, and we consider them a true business partner.”

- Chief of Staff, Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund

“When our CEO resigned unexpectedly, we turned to Patina for help. Within a few days, they identified some great candidates. Within a few weeks, we chose one to become our new CEO. Patina listens well, acts with urgency and is always easy to work with.”

- Chairman, Bentley World Packaging

“Patina has top-shelf professionals who have really gotten to know our company, our people and our needs – and they have matched up very high-quality people to meet those needs. We have found that their professionals have made a real difference.”

- President & CEO, IEWC



Our range of experience — all relative to the unique world of healthcare — includes financial, operations, marketing, administrative, HR, research, science and technology. Patina’s Healthcare Professionals have practical experience in most sectors of the diverse healthcare industry, including:

  • Hospitals, health systems & specialty care
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Long‐term & other extended care facilities
  • Product suppliers & equipment/device manufacturers
  • Insurance companies
  • Third‐party administrators
  • Government agencies

Patina’s Healthcare Professionals can help in the following areas:

  • Compliance & regulations
  • System implementations
  • Operations & efficiency
  • Administration
  • Effective communications
  • Financial reporting & controls
  • Mentoring & coaching
  • Research & science
  • Affordable Care Act issues
  • Competitive analysis
  • Marketing & strategy
  • Human resources
  • Change management
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Revenue cycle
  • Learning & training
  • Leadership development

For more information about our Healthcare practice or experience, please email us at and someone will get in touch with you.



Practice Directors are an important part of Patina's client service team.  They provide subject matter expertise, assist in selecting the best Patina Professionals for each engagement and provide ongoing management to ensure successful outcomes. Patina’s Healthcare Practice Directors are:

Mary O'Brien
Mary is a healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience in healthcare management in highly competitive healthcare environments with a successful record of achievement in strategic planning, operations, business development, physician alliances, medical education and research. Mary has held leadership roles with two health systems. At Aurora Health Care, she served as Executive Vice President of Greater Milwaukee South Region and President of Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. For NorthShore University HealthSystem, Mary served as President of Highland Park Hospital; Executive Vice President of Highland Park Hospital; Senior Vice President Operations for Evanston Hospital; Vice President Operations for Evanston Hospital; as well as holding many other leadership roles for this health system.

Read more about Mary.



The measure of our work lies in the success of our clients. Below are links to some of our client case studies:

Change Management for Health Care

A prestigious academic medical center was distinctly entrepreneurial, but disjointed with little communication and departmental silos. The center embarked on a process to integrate two of the three divisions. Patina served as the change effectiveness leader, taking the organization on a path to assess the center’s risk and organizational readiness and develop a plan to bring together the two divisions. – More

Interim CFO

A medical research organization with an academic ambulatory medical practice and a focus on patient education was experiencing widening financial losses over several years. While searching for a new permanent CFO, the newly appointed President looked to Patina for an interim solution. Over a six month period Patina's interim CFO developed and executed revised financial reporting and budget processes that resulted in millions of dollars of savings to the organization. – More

Technology Support

A for-profit ambulatory provider of blood banking services was in need of an interim Chief Technology Officer to lead the transition to an upgraded Electronic Health Record to provide improved safety and efficiency. The provider’s blood banking services are delivered across 25 locations in the Southwest United States and the processes for documentation and data collection were inconsistent and cumbersome. – More

Interim Clinical Leader

A major academic health system committed to excellent patient experience and continuous operational improvement identified key areas in the Cardiac and Transplant Surgery Departments requiring process and behavioral change.  The organization needed a clinical leader who could collaborate with physicians, nurses and other clinical staff to standardize clinical processes and enhance the culture of safety and team collaboration. – More

Marketing and Strategy Expertise

A large academic health system committed to serving patients of all economic levels engaged in a Medicaid exchange risk-based contract. The new contract meant that the organization needed to build the infrastructure for accessing these patients and educating them on how to improve their health and wellness, and was seeking the help of a marketing expert.  Also needed was a strategy executive who could assist in the development of clinical care delivery models that were standardized for improved care and efficiency. – More


For more information about our Healthcare practice or experience, please email us at and someone will get in touch with you.

How we work with you

Special Projects

When you need an experienced professional, or team of professionals, to execute and/or manage a special project or key initiative, you can trust Patina to provide the right solution. We match your needs with talented executives who have done it before.

Interim Executives

When a key position must be filled on an interim basis, Patina has the proven resources to help. We’ll provide a highly experienced, precisely-matched professional to fill that role on a flexible basis — and we will act with the utmost urgency on your behalf. In some cases, these interim roles become interim-to-hire positions.

Part-Time Executives

Patina can help you complete your management team by providing ongoing, part-time executives in key leadership functions where a full-time role is not needed or desired. This is a great way to have a well-rounded, world-class leadership team no matter the size of your company.

Mentoring & Coaching

Patina offers experienced, certified Executive Coaches, as well as Experiential Coaches and Mentors, who are leaders with industry and functional expertise.

Board Members

Patina is an excellent resource for board members and advisory board members. We have access to a deep and experienced portfolio of professional talent ready to serve.

Consulting & Expertise

Patina provides consulting, advisory and thought leadership solutions that meet the unique requirements of a broad range of companies — all on a flexible basis. This work is delivered by highly experienced executives who bring specialized expertise with a focus on tangible and practical results and outcomes.

Executive Search

When you are facing vacancies in executive leadership roles, Patina can conduct an intense executive search to precisely match top-level candidates to your needs. We go beyond traditional executive search by leveraging our existing relationships with proven, accomplished executives - shortening the timeframe to place quality candidates in your open roles. Our process ensures candidates are thoroughly vetted and tailored to your unique selection criteria.

Talent Development

Strengthen your talent today and build your leaders for tomorrow.

The Patina Process


Whether your challenge is simple and direct — or multi-faceted and complex — we start by gaining an intimate understanding of your business, objectives and situation.

Solution Development

Our solution development phase is incisive and collaborative. We structure a customized solution within your budget that will meet your business objectives — and help you realize your vision or address any critical issues.

Talent Plan

Every step of the way, Patina maintains the highest quality standards for all our clients. Whether it’s a single person or a team, we precisely match our professionals’ expertise to your specific needs. Our team narrows down the options and selects one or more Patina Professionals to present to you. Every talent resource is chosen with your input and approval.

Execution & Management

Marked by close collaboration, regular communication, weekly reporting, and the highest level of project accountability and responsibility, we monitor and manage each engagement closely to ensure success.