Patina Solutions Appoints Barnes as National Practice Director, Life Sciences

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mike Harris, Patina Solutions CEO 262.754.2230

Patina Solutions Appoints Barnes as National Practice Director, Life Sciences Garry Barnes brings 30 years of experience to lead company’s national Life Sciences practice

Kansas City, Kan. (August 22, 2013) – Patina Solutions, a fast-growing services firm that provides proven, accomplished professionals with 25+ years of experience for key projects and engagements, has appointed Garry Barnes as National Practice Director for its Life Sciences practice.

In this role, Barnes will be responsible for growing Patina Solutions’ service offerings for a range of life science projects and engagements that require effective leadership and organizational skills, project strategy and implementation, coaching and mentoring, and operational support. In addition, he will assist in building the company’s roster of accomplished life science executives ready to help clients. Patina Solutions’ Life Sciences practice serves pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, diagnostic and retail, and specialty pharmacy companies – and supports the needs of private equity and venture capital firms who have life science holdings.

“We are excited to have Garry join Patina Solutions,” said Mike Harris, CEO of Patina Solutions. “He has strong experience working closely with executive teams and functional managers on organizational initiatives that measurably support business strategies and drive results, which will be a major asset to our life sciences clients.”

Barnes has provided commercial and strategic leadership for many specialty life science companies including Ortho/Johnson and Johnson, Serono Laboratories, and Fujisawa Healthcare (now known as Astellas, USA). He has built and led numerous national sales and marketing organizations to record sales levels and market dominance and was recognized as a “Thought Leader in Specialty Sales” by Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine, a leading industry publication. As president and CEO of Sirius Laboratories, Barnes co-directed the turnaround and ultimate merger and acquisition by DUSA Pharmaceuticals. His extensive background also includes leadership roles in medical science liaison, product and market launch, wholesale and retail trade relations, distribution, and managed markets.

As an entrepreneur and consultant in recent years, Barnes co-founded TriSentric, Inc., a consultancy firm offering commercial strategies for mature and/or under resourced pharmaceutical products. He is also co-founder and CEO of Xtera Biopharma, Inc. headquartered in Lenexa, Kan.

“Patina Solutions is a rapidly growing company with the right model for today’s dynamic business environment,” said Barnes. “I am energized by the prospect of successfully aligning our client companies with performance-impacting solutions, delivered by our experienced, knowledgeable Patina Professionals.”

Barnes received his BS/BA degree with a major in Marketing from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.

About Patina Solutions Patina Solutions provides proven, accomplished professionals with 25+ years of experience on a flexible and collaborative basis, helping companies solve problems, realize opportunities and improve results. Patina Solutions services include execution of special projects and key initiatives, interim executive assignments, consulting and advisory engagements, leadership development, and board placements. With expertise across multiple business functions, Patina Solutions serves companies of all sizes and industries from offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Tampa and Minneapolis – along with its growing international capabilities and reach. Learn more at


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