Dan Zautis is Vice President of Marketing at Patina, where he collaborates to grow Patina’s relationships with our partners, clients, prospective clients, and Patina Nation members.
Prior to this position, he served in marketing and communication roles at international organizations such as SC Johnson and Rexnord Industries. In the professional services industry, he held marketing responsibilities at Milliman, as well as Jefferson Wells, which was acquired by Manpower and named among the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America.
Dan earned his Bachelor’s degree from the school of communications at Marquette University.
As Managing Partner, Monte leads a team of Patina Managing Directors and works directly with clients to meet their needs. Since joining Patina, he has been promoted from Managing Director to Senior Managing Director and is now Managing Partner.
Before Patina, Monte held leadership roles at Experis and RGP. At Experis, he coached and mentored the finance team in Wisconsin, as well as helped build brand awareness and client relationships. At RGP, Monte was a Senior Director of Client Services where he supported clients’ finance and accounting initiatives.
Monte has a B.A. in Accounting from Illinois State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a Board Member for the Mid Iowa Grain Inspection, an official USDA/F.G.I.S designated grain inspection and weighing agency. Additionally he serves as a Board and Audit Committee member for the local chapter of Boy Scouts of America.
As Managing Partner, Kate leads a team of Patina Managing Directors and works directly with clients to meet their needs.
Prior to joining Patina, Kate was Vice President and Market Leader for the Boston office of Accretive Solutions. Kate was also one of the founders and President of The Pentad Group, a Boston-based accounting and finance consulting firm. From 1996 to 2003, she was the Managing Director of the Boston office of Parson Consulting, a finance and accounting consulting firm. Prior to her consulting career, Kate worked for a CBS affiliate in Chicago, IL, as an Investigative Reporter.
Kate has a B.S. in journalism from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of several associations and networking groups including The Boston Club, The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Greg McNutt is Vice President of Finance and Accounting, where he manages all aspects of accounting and banking while overseeing IT and systems. Greg’s background allows him to properly align systems with the needs of both accounting, as well as internal and external clients.
Prior to Patina, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for American Hometown Publishing (AHP). During his time with AHP, he oversaw the growth of the company both physically, adding locations through acquisition, as well as growing revenues. In 2019, Greg was instrumental in the divestiture of all assets of AHP while retaining profits for its private equity owners. During this time Greg also taught Advanced Cost Accounting at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside.
Greg earned his Bachelor’s degree from the school of business at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, graduating cum laude followed by his Masters of Business Administration (MBA), graduating with distinction. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Wisconsin.
As Managing Partner, Jim leads a team of Patina Managing Directors and works directly with clients to meet their needs. Jim was one of Patina’s first employees and has helped build and shape the business. During the start-up phase, he played a crucial role in creating the sales strategy and development, marketing messages and positioning of the business to clients and the hiring and training of new employees on the business development team. Prior to his current role, Jim had been a Senior Managing Director in the Milwaukee office.
Before joining Patina, he held several Vice President roles in sales and business development. In Jim’s former positions he has been responsible for sales, marketing, P&L and strategic partnerships.
Jim has B.A.s in both Marketing and Journalism from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN. He is a founding member of the Catholic Professionals Forum of Metropolitan Milwaukee; a member of the Milwaukee Rotary Club; and serves on the Foundation Board of Curative Care, a community resource that provides high quality services and promotes independence for people of all ages with disabilities or other limiting conditions.
As Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, Cindi leads all aspects of Human Resources for Patina, from compensation and benefits to employee engagement. She is a strong advocate for employees, a trusted advisor on the Executive Leadership Team, and a subject matter expert on complicated compliance issues.
Prior to joining Patina, she was the Human Resources leader at a healthcare technology company. Cindi also has experience in the real estate, semiconductor, and food industries.
Cindi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from Concordia University Wisconsin, graduating summa cum laude. She holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Bob has over 25 years of experience in the professional services industry. As President and COO of Patina Solutions, he is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s operations.
Prior to joining Patina Solutions, Bob held and succeeded in a number of senior executive positions. His career began in sales for the business services company ADP. Subsequent to that, Bob spent eight years at General Electric Co. (GE) in a variety of sales, marketing and management roles. While at GE, he was recruited to join a start up technology staffing company called Alternative Resources Company (ARC). The Lincolnshire, Ill., company grew from start up to a successful IPO and almost $350 million in revenue by the time he left in 1999. Bob held a variety of increasingly responsible roles there, starting as the General Manager of the Chicago office. Eventually, he was named Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.
After working for ARC, Bob took the role of Executive Vice President of the Information Services Division of MSX International. Based in Auburn Hills, Mich., MSX is a $1.2 billion engineering and technology services company providing human capital based solutions to the automotive industry. Reporting to the CEO, he was responsible for managing a $400 million division made up of 11 different subsidiaries located in North America, Europe and Asia. Bob left MSX to join Mike Harris, Patina Solutions’ CEO and Co-Founder, in starting SilverTrain, an IT consulting and solutions business that they grew to over $10 million in sales. Since then, and just prior to joining Patina Solutions, he owned and managed an executive search firm in Austin, Tex. Bob earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.
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.