Trendsetter to Know: Mikis Troyan, Managing Partner at Clive Collective

Name: Mikis Troyan

Facebook: mike.troyan.1

Instagram: @mjtroyan


Age: 45

Title: Managing Partner

Married/Single: Married

Kids: Asher 8 Ivy 5

City you live in: Phoenix

A typical day in my life includes… I’m a dad first. My mornings usually entail getting the kids up, watching some cartoons, making breakfast and then getting the kids to school. I try to get to the gym after and then either go to the office or to the restaurant. Most of my days I’m in meetings with the team, designers on new projects, etc. When I get home it’s Dad time again and usually have dinner with the fam and get the kids to bed. I try to wind down by watching a show or two with my wife and then bed time. 

I was born… in Phoenix, AZ

My favorite thing about Arizona… is the weather and the people.

I’m listening to… The Gaslight Anthem, History Books.

My family… Wife Rachel, Kids Asher 8 and Ivy 5

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… My grandfathers… I would love to hear their stories and get to know them now as an adult.

One thing I cannot live without… my wife and kids

When I was younger, I wanted to be… A surgeon 

I’m inspired by… Design, Architecture, Good food!

The person/people who motivate(s) me is/are… my parents

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… Get rid of all wars. What is happening in Ukraine and Israel/Gaza is horrifying. 

The perfect day would be… Hanging on the beach with family and friends

My first job was… Pacific Sunwear at the Paradise Valley Mall

My favorite escape… Love riding my bike on the canal

My life… is full of good friends, good partners, and an amazing family. 

I’m currently working on… 4 new projects around town, one in North Scottsdale (Tell Your Friends), one in Gilbert, and two in Downtown Phoenix (will be new concepts).

Always… Treat people how you want to be treated. 

Never… forget the friends and family who support you.

Favorite Quote… “Either define the moment, or the moment will define you.” Walt Whitman

Biggest Dream… To create something special that lasts and that is remembered. 

My Pet Peeve(s)… A messy house

Bio-on yourself/company: From a young age Mikis has admired beautiful design and architecture and has dialed himself into the real estate, entertainment and hospitality industry, gaining him more than 20 years of experience in these fields.

In 2008, Mikis opened his first restaurant and bar venture, American Junkie. This venture led him to the co-founding of Riot Hospitality Group in 2010. After separating from RHG, Mikis wanted to develop a new venture marrying his love for real estate, unique architecture, cutting edge design and hospitality. He co-founded Clive Collective in 2020 and went on to open Money, Baby! inn Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in 2021 and in 2022, opened their second concept, Cala in Scottsdale. 

As a well respected owner/operator in the local hospitality industry, Mikis was honored to be appointed by the Governor of Arizona in 2015 to serve on the State Liquor Board where he served as Chairman for three years. He also served as the President of the Scottsdale Downtown Entertainment District Association. Additionally, he is an active member in the Arizona chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization as well as sits on the advisory Boards for Stonegate Capital Advisors and Recreate Foods.

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