Korn Ferry acquires executive search firm Patina Solutions

04 April 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm, has acquired Patina Solutions, a Milwaukee-based executive search firm.

Founded in 2008, Patina provides services in executive and managerial search, interim-to-hire, and interim executive search. The firm places managers, VPs, and C-suite leaders in a wide range of functional roles, including finance and accounting, sales and marketing, operations, supply chain, IT, HR, and legal.

Patina works with clients in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, food and beverage, and private equity.

The Milwaukee firm has approximately 300 people, according to LinkedIn.Korn Ferry acquires executive search firm Patina SolutionsKorn Ferry’s acquisition of Patina will expand the scale and capabilities of its interim executive solutions business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“This combination presents real, tangible opportunity for Korn Ferry and our clients looking for the right talent, who are highly agile, with specialized skills and expertise, to help them drive superior performance, including on an interim basis. Patina offers ideal solutions for today’s nomadic labor market,” said Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry.

Based in Los Angeles, Korn Ferry is one of the world’s largest HR consulting specialists. The firm’s more than 7,500 professionals deliver services in talent acquisition, organizational strategy, rewards and benefits, assessment and succession, and leadership development in 50+ countries.

“As part of Korn Ferry, Patina will have even more great solutions to offer our clients. Korn Ferry is a leading global organizational consulting firm, with world-class solutions and we look forward to further bolstering our interim executive solutions with them,” said Mike Harris, CEO of Patina. “We are thrilled to be joining Korn Ferry and excited for the opportunities ahead.”

Korn Ferry in October acquired Lucas Group, an Atlanta-headquartered professional search and contract staffing firm.