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Mike Duran Colibri Group
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Mike Duran

Mike Duran is the executive chairman of Colibri Group. Mike’s vision for our company is simple: We’re in the business of helping people change their lives. 

“We exist to help professionals achieve more,” he says. “When we do that, and do it well — then pair it with an attitude to earn a customer for life — we’re in a great position in a great business.”

Mike encourages the company to create value for our customers and stakeholders through superior technology, products, and marketing. Mike served the company for ten years as CEO and led Colibri through the acquisition of 16 brands. Mike moved into the executive chairman role in 2021.

When Mike isn’t steering the company to success, he’s navigating other things — like electric road bikes through the hills of California. He also enjoys throwing barbecues or parties with family and friends.

Concerning his favorite Colibri core value, he has two: boldness and love. Love gives him the courage, confidence, and expectation to be the same person at work as he is at home: “It reminds me to keep my compass consistent and centered on not just delivering results, but in delivering results the right way.” And boldness? “I challenge myself and others to take purposeful action now so we can feel the joy of doing what we previously thought impossible.”

Prior to Colibri Group, Mike was a founding partner of Alpine Investors. Mike headed one Alpine investment in particular, McKissock Learning, from 2004 to 2010 — it’s also the first brand in Colibri’s portfolio. Before Alpine Investors, Mike was a member of Toyota USA’s structured finance team. 

Mike holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

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