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Michael Pardun, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Pardun was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2012. With over 20 years executive level experience, he is responsible for the firm's strategic direction and growth.


Prior to Standard Alcohol, Mr. Pardun served as the Chief Operating Officer of Alternative Asset Development Group, LLC – a private equity partnership with retired US Senator Wayne Allard. Mike has over two decades of leadership in start-up, private and public companies, where he has a solid track record of applying his skills to commercialize new technologies. He is an experienced operational executive, venture capitalist and management consulting partner. Mike has participated in both sides of the fund-raising process, raising over $1 billion in debt and equity over his career. Mike has co-founded or led several companies, creating hundreds of millions in liquidity for his investors. Mike’s skills have been applied across a number of industries including; one of the world’s first broadband Internet Service Providers (ISP) while in the United Kingdom in the early 90’s (acquired by Microsoft), a network-based cyber-security company in the Bay Area (acquired by Boeing), enterprise storage management software company in Colorado (acquired by Hewlett Packard) and founded a Denver-based renewable technology firm that developed a 250+ Megawatt pipeline of commercial and utility scale solar projects across North America. In addition to creating shareholder value via Mergers and Acquisitions, Mike has been fortunate to be part of two Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s); including a joint offering on both the FTSE & NYSE.


Mike serves as a Director of several organizations that he is passionate about, including three non-profits: Graland Country Day School, Denver Kids, Inc., and The Gift of Giving. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and attended the International Management program at the London School of Economics.

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