COO

Alan Patterson

As COO of Old Elk Distillery, Alan Patterson is responsible for the business operations and distillery management.

Before joining Old Elk, Alan oversaw a number of privately held investments and internationally based businesses in various industries, including several that he grew from conception to reality. In addition to these leadership roles, Alan spent three years at Otter Products growing the mobile sales division. In his early career, he founded and operated a number of companies in Northern Colorado.

In his time as an entrepreneur and business leader, Alan has worn many hats and gained leadership experience in various facets of business and brand expansion. Alan is an agent of change – he believes in sustainable, strategic growth and that "the number one asset of a company is the people and culture."