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

- Don Schlidt, CEO, Dedicated Computing & Tushaus

“There is no substitute for experience. With its network of highly experienced and accomplished executive and managerial resources, Patina should be every HR leader’s strategic partner to fulfill critical business and talent needs.”

- Silvia Masini, Chief Human Resources Officer, CliftonLarsonAllen

“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.”

- Jeff Augustin, 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.”

- Patrick O’Brien, 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.”

- Rich Larson, 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.”

- Mark Zeidler, 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."

- Tom Liutkus, 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.”

- Judie Taylor, 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.”

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

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

- Bret Mantey, IT Director, City of Waukesha

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

- Kirk Gramoll, 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!”

- Karen G. Ferraro, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Medline Industries, Inc.

“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.”

- Peggy Roberts, 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.”

- Tom Bentley, 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.”

- David Nestingen, President & CEO, IEWC

Legal

 

With specialized expertise targeted to your unique circumstances, our Legal Professionals can work with your company or law firm in several ways including:

  • Consulting and training engagements
  • Interim or ongoing executive and managerial roles
  • Special projects
  • Expertise or general support for cases and trials
  • Support from attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries

 

Our accomplished experts each offer more than 25 years of experience to resolve issues, accelerate growth and drive positive results. Read on for examples.

 

Corporate legal departments and functions:

  • Interim Chief Legal Officer or legal staffers
  • On‐demand and part‐time in‐house counsel
  • Agreements and contracts
  • Collections
  • Compliance
  • Due diligence support
  • International and domestic

 

Law firm support:

  • Help with spikes in workload or urgent staffing needs
  • Mentoring of new attorneys
  • Assistance with firm management, administration and technology issues
  • Fulfilling of needs for highly specialized talent or skills

 

With a highly flexible and collaborative approach, we tailor the number of hours and duration of engagements to meet your requirements.

 

These examples illustrate a few ways in which Patina helps its corporate and law firm clients:

 

Interim Corporate Counsel

A $1.2 billion diversified manufacturer abruptly loses its Chief Counsel. The company is not prepared to have anyone step in to this key position, so it turns to Patina for a six‐month Interim Chief Counsel to take on this role while the company recruits for a new leader. The company’s CEO appreciates that our rates are very competitive and that we allow the company time to find just the right fit to run its legal department. Our Professional works full time for this client, including some overseas trips as needed. Once the new leader is hired, our Professional stays on part time for a few months to help with the transition.

 

Law Firm Case Support

A large insurance company has been brought into a complex lawsuit. The company’s law firm is already quite busy, and this new case will take many hours and resources. With time being of the essence, the law firm turns to Patina Legal for help. Patina provides three Legal Professionals to join the team for six months on a full‐time basis. The experience of these resources is greatly appreciated since they need very little time to come up to speed and can work independently. Our team members add significant value, and the CEO of the law firm likes the fact that our Professionals mentored some of the new attorneys during the project and helped to keep an important client happy.

 

Contract Review and Improvement

A large temporary staffing firm has developed many client agreements over its 25 years in operation. The company’s CFO does not have an in‐house legal team and needs help in reviewing and standardizing these agreements. She turns to Patina Legal for help, and an experienced attorney is assigned to handle the project. The client’s law firm signs off on the final agreement, and the rate charged by Patina saves the client money versus alternative options. The hands‐on experience of our Professional helps the client get this project done quickly and effectively.

 

Compliance Review

A manufacturing company with eight plants needs to review and report on its compliance with health and safety regulations and file a report with the government agency overseeing this area. Patina Legal is engaged to design the project, oversee the day‐to‐day collection of information and draft the report to the agency. When the agency has questions, our Professionals answer them as needed. The client likes our ability to work flexibly since this project has spikes in need for time and talent. Our ability to tailor the hours to exactly what this client needs wins us the engagement and saves the client money.

 

Patina Solutions is not a law firm and does not practice law or provide legal advice.


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

Our Patina Professionals give back by developing the high-potential leaders of the future. Many of our professionals enjoy spending a few hours a month by phone, email, Skype or in person meetings working to develop your up-and-coming talent. This is the most objective and confidential way to implement mentoring and coaching.

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.

Global 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.


The Patina Process

Discovery

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.


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