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Patina – Three Great Options to Fill Your Key Open Positions

Patina is a national leader in providing a range of innovative executive talent solutions. By design, our solutions cover a wide and diverse range of industries and domain areas. As you will see – Patina is much more nimble and creative then typical executive search firms.

Executive & Managerial Search – Option #1

Patina is excellent at quickly sourcing the right talent for the need or situation. While we have strong roots in providing interim and project executives, client demand has made executive and managerial search the fastest growing part of our company. We deliver Patina searches with:

  • Urgency to match your timing
  • Flexibility in how we engage & bill
  • A white glove & proven search process
  • An experienced team of search and industry/domain experts
  • Excellent range from hiring Managers to VPs to the C-suite
  • Only a small commitment fee to get a search started
  • Remainder of our search fees billed upon hire

Interim-to-Hire Executives – Option #2

Patina’s Interim-to-Hire option is very popular as it allows you to see how a potential executive fits into your culture and how good they are BEFORE you make a hiring commitment. This approach helps to avoid those expensive bad hires most of us have made which cost money, time and reputation. And Patina’s Interim-to-Hire solutions are often put into place within days to a week.

Interim Executives – Option #3

As the national leader in providing interim executives, Patina is a great partner to work with when you have an open position to fill. While Patina, another search firm or your own internal recruiting team are conducting your search for a new hire, Patina can quickly provide an Interim Executive to keep the trains running on time – and to give you the luxury of taking the time to get your new hire just right.

Global Reach for All Three Options

Patina serves the interim executive and executive search needs of U.S. clients worldwide in partnership with Globalise, an alliance of firms co-founded by Patina. To date we have supported U.S. clients with needs in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Poland, China, South Korea, Malaysia, India and more.



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From the Patina Nation of accomplished executives and managers with 25+ years of practical experience, we’ll provide you with a Patina Professional (or team of professionals) with specialized expertise targeted to your unique circumstances. With broad expertise across most business functions and industries, and the ability to work internationally, our Patina Professionals are ready to hit the ground running to make a positive impact on your objectives and issues. Plus, they bring dedication, wisdom and enthusiasm to their work while providing you with an objective perspective and the proven ability to transfer knowledge to your employees.

Solutions And Expertise


When you are looking for a professional to help you solve problems, realize opportunities, improve results, fill a key expertise or resource gap, or assist with any other critical initiative at your organization — and you want a professional who has done it before with proven success — it’s time to talk to us.

With Patina as your partner, you can tap into the specialized competencies you need from accomplished professionals outside your organization — precisely when you need them. We’ll make sure to understand your needs and proactively bring solutions to your challenges. Consider us a high-impact contributor, giving you superior value through a combination of proven experience, flexible solutions and competitive rates.

And because of our highly flexible and collaborative approach, we can tailor the number of hours and duration of projects and engagements to meet your unique requirements and situation.

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  • Board Services
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News Briefings

Will Hot M&A Recruiting Market Cool and Reset Valuations?

Acquisitions made big news in the recruiting industry this year, and for good reason. Outside investors finally caught on to the sector’s expansion potential and long growth runway ahead. Top search leaders also found ways to maximize profit (cutting back on office space helped every search firm achieve a better bottom line in 2022). That

5 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2021

While executives have long recognized that well-being is important, the COVID-19 pandemic brought home how significant it really is. Work and life, health, safety and well-being became inseparable in 2020. Amid unprecedented workforce disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are enacting radically new ways of working and operating – and the C-suite is taking action to

Press Releases

Four Manufacturing Transformations: Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Competitive Advantage

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Milwaukee, Wisc. (October 2020) – Patina Solutions is hosting a one-hour webinar providing insights and lessons from four US-based manufacturers that made impressive transformations in the past 18 months. The event will take place on Thursday, October 29, at noon central. “Revenue is a critical performance indicator for manufacturers,” explains Daren

Patina Names Jill Schwieters to its Board of Directors

Milwaukee, WI. June 2020 – Patina Solutions, the national executive talent solutions company, has named Jill Schwieters to its Board of Directors. “Jill is an outstanding leader with many highly successful years of experience in the human capital solutions industry,” said Patrick O’Brien, Chairman and Co-Founder of Patina. “We look forward to gaining her insights,


Milwaukee, WI. March 2020 – Patina Solutions continues expanding its manufacturing and supply chain practice with the addition of Antonio Schiavone, Practice Director – Manufacturing, Durable Goods. Schiavone works with Patina’s manufacturing, supply chain and durable goods clients to provide project delivery, people development, and intellectual capital creation. Patina is a national professional services firm


Milwaukee, WI. March 2020 – Patina Solutions expands its legal practice with the addition of Anthony P. Janik, Practice Director – Legal Services. Janik will support client needs and serve as a subject matter expert within the legal field. Patina is a national professional services firm offering experience-based consulting and interim leaders; Janik will support

Patina Announces Partnership with NSENG

Milwaukee, WI.  March 5, 2020 – Patina Nation, owned and operated by Milwaukee-based Patina Solutions, is a leading online community for experienced independent consultants, fractional / interim executives, and those in transition looking for their next job. Patina is pleased to announce that the NorthShore Executive Networking Group (NSENG) will be providing a portfolio of



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