The experience of Patina's Retail Professionals spans many areas including helping companies with:
These examples explain how we can help in a variety of situations:
A mid-sized retailer of women's clothes was interested in expanding its footprint of stores outside of the Midwest. Patina provided a proven retail executive to lead the effort, and based on her experience in growing locations and sales for all of Nordstrom's channels, she capably led the effort. The client appreciated the practical operating background of this Patina executive.
Systems Project Management
A large office supply retailer was converting to a new version of its key store operating system, and the project was falling behind schedule. The company turned to an experienced IT manager from Patina to keep this initiative on track as the project executive. This afforded them an objective set of eyes and ears to liaison and help manage the software provider's team.
A catalog retailer was missing its sales targets and believed it was time for a brand refresh. Patina provided an executive with strong retail marketing background, including experience at L.L. Bean, to plan and execute a customer research and survey project to provide insights and suggestions on how to move forward with the brand.
Social Media Review
A private equity firm owned a well established mid-sized retailer of children's learning products and tools. The firm engaged Patina to review the use of social media to help them engage and build a stronger online community with their customers and prospects. Patina provided a professional with an excellent track record doing this type of work with Hasbro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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