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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

Private Equity Support


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 also provides experienced consulting support across all functional areas for operational improvement initiatives. Patina's model maximizes portfolio company performance and private equity investments.

Patina Provides Private Equity Clients:

PE Bubbles

How Patina Professionals Work with Private Equity Firms and Their Portfolio Companies: 

PE Columns


How Patina has Worked with Private Equity Clients:

Deal Sourcing: Patina’s Private Equity Scout Program

Patina helped find potential acquisition deals on behalf of its private equity client by sending out a notice to the Patina Nation. We identified proprietary deals to introduce, and over 15 leads were generated for follow-up by Patina and the firm.


Pre-Deal Expertise

Patina identified a senior, former CEO for a Private Equity client as they assessed the viability of a potential acquisition of a mid-market technology services company target. The Patina Professional reviewed the Confidential Information Memorandum, sat with the PE group at the management meeting and subsequent debriefing discussions. The potential acquisition target executives liked the Professional so much that the client positioned him as the ultimate Chairman in their Letter of Intent. The client firm appreciated the unique industry expertise, objectivity and schedule flexibility of our Professional.



Patina provided an interim COO for a mid-market manufacturing Private Equity portfolio company experiencing a downturn that needed a reassessment of the original thesis. The Patina Professional was experienced in manufacturing operations and turnaround situations. They quickly developed and executed a 100-day plan. Within six months, the company improved its pro forma EBITDA performance by 175%, dramatically improved free cash flow and the Professional was named permanent CEO.


On-Demand Operating Talent

Patina identified a senior manufacturing operation expert to support a Private Equity-owned pet food processing company with an under-performing plant. The Professional worked with company leadership to assess the challenges they were facing; set new, aggressive, but reasonable, goals and build a plan to achieve them. He then worked closely with the team to execute and track the plan resulting in company record throughput within ninety days.


Interim CFO

Patina identified an interim Chief Financial Officer to support the carve out of a mid-market SaaS company into a new, Private Equity owned portfolio company.  He helped establish new banking relationships, a new accounting and finance organization, new processes, controls and reporting and otherwise keep the business running for ninety days until they were able to identify a new permanent CFO.


Acquisition Integration

Patina worked with a private equity firm to help one of its portfolio companies integrate an add-on acquisition.  We provided a Patina Professional skilled in the industry, project management and with a proven track record of leading multiple high impact integrations for various Private Equity firms.

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.