Alpine Consolidated Announces Mike Sands to Join Team

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Mike will take on the newly created role of Chief Investment Officer to source and grow a portfolio of compelling entrepreneurial companies.

Alpine Consolidated, a Washington-based investment firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Sands as the new Chief Investment Officer. Mike will lead Alpine’s work to source and grow compelling investment opportunities where the firm’s expertise, capital, and access to world-class technologists can have the greatest impact.

Mike was most recently co-founder and CEO of Signal, an enterprise SaaS technology company focused on identity resolution in the marketing and advertising space. While at Signal, Mike raised $59M in venture capital and scaled the company from a 5 person start-up to over 150 people with a presence on four continents. During his tenure as Signal’s CEO, Mike was recognized with several honors, including a Midwest 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Prior to co-founding Signal, Mike was part of the original Orbitz management team and held the positions of CMO and COO. While at Orbitz, Mike helped take the business from start-up to IPO, then through two acquisitions (Cendant and Blackstone). After Orbitz, Mike joined The Pritzker Group as a partner on their private equity team.

Mike has also helped companies scale and realize exits while a board member and director of Angie’s List (NYSE) acquired by IAC subsidiary HomeAdvisor, (NYSE) acquired by Churchill Downs and location marketing platform SIM Partners, acquired by Other current and prior board experiences include Mountain Reservations, ParkWhiz, Signal, and Alpine’s portfolio company, [e-spres-oh] Technologies.

“I’ve gotten to know Mike over the last ten years as a fellow board member and entrepreneur. I’m excited to have Mike join the Alpine team as we accelerate our work with entrepreneurs and investors who can benefit from our experience and track record of achieving successful exits for every company we have backed,” said Elan Blutinger, Founder and Chief Executive of Alpine Consolidated.

Alpine was established in 1996 to create industry-leading companies in highly fragmented industries by actively engaging its principals to accelerate growth in companies it backs.


Alpine invests human and financial growth capital in early-stage entrepreneurial companies at the intersection of important emerging markets such as cyber-security, communications, and civilian-government applications unique to the Capitol marketplace. Our limited partners, advisors, experienced management, and strategic partners create a unique cross-collection of talents and resources that we engage for our portfolio companies.

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