Pacific International Capital


Michael Skellern - Chief Executive Officer


Michael Skellern has more than 35 years of entrepreneurial leadership and executive management experience leading private and publicly-traded international companies as President, CEO, Board Member and Chairman in aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer, construction and industrial business sectors.

He has developed, merged, acquired, operated and sold private and publicly-traded consumer, aerospace and defense sector companies in 14 countries across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, including organizations with more than 1,300 people.  In the process, Mike has established a worldwide network of senior industry and government leaders.

Mike founded Pacific International, Inc., a corporate development and strategic advisory firm, after a successful management career with the Dr. Scholl Group’s, a diversified Fortune 500 multinational, now owned by Bayer AG. Dr. Scholl Group companies subsequently became Pacific International clients. 

As Chairman and CEO of Pacific International, Mike has led the development of proprietary and client companies, products, programs, and international markets for emerging and major multinational companies such as American Standard, BMW, Borden, Bosch, General Electric, Ingersoll-Rand, Home Depot, and Siam Cement Group.  

Mike has also led mergers, acquisitions and development of multiple publicly-traded and private defense and security companies, which provide strategic and tactical products, services, systems and solutions for complex security issues for U.S. and allied foreign governments, militaries, law enforcement agencies and multinationals in some of the world’s most hostile environments.

He is a U.S. Army veteran with service in Asia, Europe and the United States, and is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the Special Forces Club.

Chuck Packard - President and Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Packard serves as President and Chief Financial Officer for Pacific International Capital, LLC. Mr. Packard is a highly skilled, financial veteran expert with over 30 years of experience spanning industries from aviation, automotive, financial services, real estate development and technology.

He previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board for U.S. Ambassador George Argyros and The Argyros Family Interests. Mr. Packard has led several distressed corporate acquisitions and successful turnarounds including the due diligence, financial analysis, acquisition, operations, and disposition of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Team, AirCal Airlines, and TicketMaster. He was instrumental in development of California Speedway and its subsequent sale to International Speedway Corporation.

Mr. Packard has served as Principal and Chief Financial Officer of an investment fund responsible for numerous real estate acquisitions, project development, and property management portfolio in excess of $3.5 billion. He developed various due diligence analyses for multiple businesses to determine the proper valuation prior to acquisition.  He was instrumental in improving operational and financial performance to increase valuations for a liquidity event by developing a disciplined financial approach utilizing Business-Specific Performance Metrics for all operating businesses to maximize annual cash flow and disposition valuation; developed team members to increase management team strength for better operating results. Mr. Packard also negotiated several business joint ventures with partners in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

He has served as board member of several public companies, including Kaiser Resources, Chair of Audit Committee, and Chair of Special Board Committee. Mr. Packard has served as Chairman, and currently serves as a member of the Orange County Employees Retirement System, a $13 billion pension fund.

Mr. Packard holds a BS and MBA from the University of Toledo.

Shesh Sharma - Managing Director, India

Mr. Sharma is a dynamic business leader with over 17 years of experience in corporate and management consulting.  Shesh worked with top-tier management consulting firms (A.T. Kearney & PRTM) for several years and has significant background in strategy development as well as executing transformational initiatives for Fortune 100 clients in multiple industry sectors including Automotive, Aerospace, and High Technology and Government.   Shesh has led numerous consulting engagements in the areas of product innovation and development, operations improvement and supply chain management.

Prior to management consulting, Mr. Sharma worked as a product engineer in the aerospace and automotive industries, where he led research & development, structural analysis, and testing & evaluation of new aerospace and automotive component product launches.  He also led design, development and testing of afterburner systems for fighter aircraft applications and non-linear analysis of aerospace turbine disks. Mr. Sharma was the team leader responsible for the design of concept cars for Ford Motor Company. He was also responsible for structural analysis of several seats, door structures and frames and their subsequent product launch.

Mr. Sharma holds an MBA, University of Michigan, MS (Aerospace Engineering), University of Florida (Completed course for a PhD in Aerospace Engineering) and BS (Mechanical Engineering).


Nicolas Ware -Managing Director, Legal Compliance and Risk Mitigation


Nic Ware serves as Managing Director of Legal Compliance and Risk Mitigation at Pacific International Capital. He has extensive international experience in mitigation of commercial risk, business continuity, investigations and litigation management, intelligence operations, and corporate security.

Mr. Ware is also a veteran spokesman who has served as press contact for several industries as well as the government of the United States, and has been an accredited diplomat and lobbyist. 

Mr. Ware previously served as a Clandestine Services Officer in the Central Intelligence Agency from 1984 to 1995, where he conducted all aspects of intelligence collection and reporting, including foreign intelligence, counter-intelligence, anti-terrorist, economic, and political intelligence while operating under diplomatic cover. 

Mr. Ware served in the United States Marine Corps from 1974 to 1980.

He is a member of the District of Columbia, Florida, and Oregon BAR Associations.

In addition to English, Mr. Ware speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, and is proficient in Indonesian, Malay, and near proficient in Chinese.


Alex Moen - Managing Director, United States

Mr. Moen has diversified financial experience in investment banking and finance, including mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, and private placements of debt and equity securities.

As a Member of the Pacific International Advisory Group, he specializes in recapitalizations, distressed transactions, and restructuring. Mr. Moen co-managed a $70 million loan portfolio of corporate debt, including distressed corporate restructures.

He served in senior financial management with Silicon Valley Bank specializing in workouts, acquisition finance, and venture debt to emerging companies alongside top-tier venture firms.

His financial career originated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served as a member of the national Fortune 500 consulting team.

Mr. Moen graduated summa cum laude from Babson College, with a BBA in Accounting, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California. He is pursuing a Master’s in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle with specializations in Aeronautics and Space Science. He received a Professional Certificate with Distinction from the Astrophysics Research Institute at LJMU in Liverpool, England.


John Elekes - Managing Director, Corporate Counsel

Mr. Elekes serves as Pacific International Capital's corporate counsel, and our Defense Industry practice. He has more than 35 years of corporate, legal and military leadership. He retired as a Lt. Colonel, after 30 years of service in United States Marine Corps.  His commands include, Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division, and Executive Officer, Legal Unit, USMC Air Station, El Toro, California, as well as other command assignments.

His legal experience spans corporate, civil, and criminal litigation and defense in state and federal courts. Clients include major multinational corporations and private and public emerging growth companies, including media production, licensing, and distribution.  He serves on the Board of Directors of several corporations.

Mr. Elekes has served as Judge Pro Tem and as a guest lecturer at California State University and published military and legal author.  He is a member of the United States Federal Court, California State Bar, and State Bar of Texas.

He received his J.D. in Law, and a BS in Business from Arizona State University.