A proven and prolific entrepreneur, Mike has significant experience in starting and building professional and technical services firms. Patina Solutions is his sixth professional services start-up since 1995. Mike is best known as the founder and former CEO of Jefferson Wells, which grew to $132 million in sales with 23 offices and 1,600 employees in five years. Jefferson Wells was acquired by Manpower for $174 million in 2001. Inc. magazine ranked Jefferson Wells as number five of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America in 2001.
Since Jefferson Wells, Mike has founded firms including the Novo Group and Adams Harris. He is currently a Board member for Novo Group, Tax Air and Bentley World Packaging.
Mike is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from entrepreneurial endeavors to transitioning from CFO to CEO. Earlier in his career, Mike was CFO for Alternative Resources Corporation and Wind Point Partners. A CPA, he has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Wisconsin – Parkside.
A Co-Founder of Patina Solutions, Patrick has been involved in the compelling idea of the company from the very beginning and has played an important role in its success to date, now serving as Chairman of the Board.
Patrick most recently served as the CEO of Paris Presents, a leading provider of cosmetic accessories based in Gurnee, IL. Prior to Paris Presents, Patrick spent 29 years working within the SC Johnson family of companies. His most recent position was President, where he had responsibility for all of the business operations, marketing, sales and consumer insight for North America and Europe. Patrick also spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Johnson Outdoors.
He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Jill Schwieters is an entrepreneur, strategic executive and inspiring leader serving in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years.
As founder and President of Cielo Healthcare, Jill led the growth of the healthcare business to more than $150 million in annual revenue with industry leading margins and achieved early-stage profitability. Jill led Cielo Healthcare to be the uncontested market leader as recognized by HRO Today for six consecutive years. Prior to Cielo, Jill served as a senior executive in a large integrated healthcare system leading HR strategy and integration. Jill was actively involved in system consolidations, M&A, reorganizations and multiple change initiatives.
Currently the CEO of JAS & Associates, Jill works with a number of organizations assisting with investor engagement, governance formation, strategic planning, global expansion, go to market strategy, executive coaching and team alignment. Additionally, she serves as Non-Executive Director and Advisor for Ryalto, a UK based tech enabled communication and engagement solution leading their executive relationship management and strategic global expansion strategy. Further, she is a Limited Partner with Wavemaker 360 and serves on the Advisory Board helping to guide investments and nurture early-stage digital healthcare companies.
Jill was recognized in 2018 by Chicago Business Magazine as a Notable Women in Healthcare. Her current Board commitments include: National Center for Healthcare Leadership – Board Chair; Patina Solutions – Board Member; Herzing University – Healthcare Advisory Board; and Vytal Health – Advisor.
Jill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and a Master’s of Science degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. She also participated in the YPO – Harvard University’s Presidents’ Program.
Bill Filip is a founder and Managing Director of Delancey Street Partners and Delancey Street Capital Partners where he leads the firm’s efforts in business, technology and healthcare services. He is senior investment banking professional and private equity investor with extensive experience in venture capital, growth equity and buyout investments, public equity and mergers & acquisitions advisory services.
Prior to Delancey Street Partners, Bill was a founder and one of the original partners of Baird Venture Partners where he directed the firm’s business services sector and shared additional senior-level responsibilities including all aspects of fund formation, team recruitment, internal processes, investment strategy and execution and portfolio company oversight. Bill began his career as an investment banker for Robert W. Baird & Co.
Bill holds an M.B.A. from Wharton and a B.B.A from the University of Wisconsin.