Michael Ladden, President & CEO


Michael Ladden founded the McLadden Restaurant Group in early 2009 from inspiration gathered from years of bartending & working in the service industry & opened the original McLadden's location in West Hartford in early 2010.

After working in both the commercial & residential real estate markets Michael brought the Keller Williams Realty franchise to Connecticut in 2004 where he oversaw its growth from a team of two to over 200 associates & 5 offices. He remains a majority owner & board member today.

Michael might be found traveling the far side of the world.  He created Drive The Globe, an overland adventure travel company in the mid 90's and has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North & Central America and the Arctic. Currently he is planning a South American adventure from Tierra del Fuego Argentina to New York City.  

Michael is a pilot and enjoys flying small aircraft, he is an avid cycling junkie, continues to travel extensively & still finds time to enjoy brewing and craft beer and whiskey tasting.