Sam Pardue is the CEO and founder of Indow, a company that manufactures and markets Pardue's patented, award-winning invention: a window insert that presses inside window frames to deliver double-pane window performance at a fraction of the cost. At the 2011 CleanTech Open, Indow won the national Energy Efficiency Category Award, the national Sustainability Award, and came in second place for the Grand Prize. In addition, Indow has received Environmental Leader Magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year Award, Sustainable Business Magazine’s Innovation in Sustainable Product Award, and a Bronze Medal from the Edison Awards.
Pardue is a serial entrepreneur who left the Intel mother ship to form start-up ventures in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduating from Carnegie Mellon’s MBA program in 1998, Sam first worked at Intel as a marketing manager. After several years, he left Intel to co-found Lensbaby (www.lensbaby.com), a celebrated Portland-based manufacturer of award-winning special effects SLR camera lenses. In August 2010 Sam stepped down as Lensbaby’s CEO to found Indow - the rest is history!