Mr. Packard is the Founder and has been Chief Executive Officer of The Packard Group, a real estate investment company, since it’s founding in 1985. He is also the sole real estate industry expert for the Mooers Strategy Group, a southern California-based business strategy consulting firm. Mr. Packard was a Founder, member of the Board of Directors, and a member of the Executive Committee for Elite Financial Group LLC, Leveraged Life, Inc., and Elite Finance Company from 2003 to 2004. Elite Financial Group is a provider of financial products and services affiliated with the insurance industry. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer and a Founder of Greentrac.com Inc., an international business-to-business internet-based electronic purchasing system from 2000 to 2003.
Prior to founding Greentrac, Mr. Packard was a Senior Executive with Arnel & Affiliates, the holding company for the various Argyros Family business investments from 1977 to 1999. Mr. Packard’s business experience includes: HBI Financial Inc. (formerly Seattle Mariners Management Corporation), The Argyros Foundation, and AirCal. From 1997 to 2003 Mr. Packard served as a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee of CEC Properties, Inc. In addition, Mr. Packard was a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee and previously Chairman of the Board of Directors Special Committee of Kaiser Ventures, Inc. from 1991 to 2001. Kaiser Ventures, Inc., the former Kaiser Steel Industries, Inc., had business interests in the water distribution; land development, trash re-cycling, and land fill operations in Southern California.