Pacific International Capital

Executive Team

Michael Skellern - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Skellern is a global business leader with more than 35 years of executive management experience leading private and publicly traded international companies as President, CEO, Board Member and Chairman in the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer, industrial, real estate, security and technology sectors. He has led Pacific International engagements in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and provided corporate advisory services to multinationals, emerging companies, major retailers, and governments.

Mike has developed, merged, acquired, and operated private and public companies in 14 countries across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, including organizations with more than 3,000 people. In the process he has developed a worldwide network of senior industry and government leaders. Mike founded Pacific International, Inc., a corporate development and strategic advisory firm, after a successful corporate management career the Dr. Scholl Group, a diversified Fortune 500 multinational with automotive, building, industrial and consumer products manufacturing companies. Dr. Scholl Group companies subsequently became Pacific International clients. Dr. Scholl Group was later acquired by German multinational Bayer AG.

As Chairman and CEO of Pacific International, Mike the development of the Company’s government and commercial divisions, including several government agencies, defense and security organizations and the development of proprietary and client companies, programs, product manufacturing 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 led successful mergers, acquisitions and development of multiple defense and security companies that provided strategic and tactical products, services, systems and solutions to address complex security issues for U.S. and allied foreign governments, militaries and law enforcement agencies.  Defense and security contracts encompassed program management, tactical and diplomatic security, critical infrastructure protection, integrated and interoperable intelligence, surveillance and response systems from company operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Singapore.

Mr. Skellern current serves on the board chairman and board member of public and private companies in the United States and Canada.  He holds three international product patents.

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

Chuck Packard -President and Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Packard is a seasoned board member, business executive, entrepreneur, and business strategist with more than 40 years of successful professional corporate development, operations and financial management spanning industries from professional sports, airlines, technology, real estate and financial services.

Mr. Packard served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board for George Argyros and The Argyros Family Interests. His business acumen contributed to the successful due diligence, acquisition, operation and disposition of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Team, AirCal to American Airlines and TicketMaster. He was instrumental in development of California Speedway and its subsequent sale to International Speedway Corporation. In addition, he was responsible for numerous real estate project acquisitions, development and property management of real estate valued in excess of $16 billion. He also served as Principal and CFO of the Argyros Fund - $3.5 billion real estate portfolio.

Chuck developed various Due Diligence Analyses for multiple businesses to determine the proper valuation prior to acquisition; was instrumental in improving the daily operations to increase the valuation for a liquidity event; developed and implemented a disciplined financial approach of 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; and negotiated Business Joint-Ventures with partners in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Packard serves as Chairman of the Orange County Employee Pension and Retirement System, a $16.5 billion pension fund.  He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of public and private companies including Kaiser Steel – Kaiser Resources and currently Integrity Housing.

Chuck is a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

He holds an MBA from the University of Toledo, Ohio.


Michael Hart - Executive Vice President, Business Development 


Mr. Hart has more than 20 years of senior management experience in international business development and financial services experiences.  He previously served as Senior Managing Director – Regional Wealth Management for Wells Fargo and US Bank in the United States, with management responsibilities for Private Banking, Personal Trust, Investment Management and Wealth Planning.

Michael is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and has held securities licenses with FINRA including U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 53, 63 and 65 licenses.

His Board of Director services include:  Rotary International, Los Angeles YMCA, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Transition House, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Chairman of the John Wesley Community Health Institute Advisory Council.

Michael is fluent in English and Arabic and proficient in French and Spanish languages.
BS Business Administration, University of California Berkeley