RUDY R. MILLER
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Miller is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller Capital Corporation, an affiliated company of The Miller Group ("MILLER"), which was established in 1972.
Expanding on the broad field of services provided by the affiliated companies, Mr. Miller was Founder and Chairman of the Board of Miller Capital Markets, a FINRA member investment banking firm, from 2006 through 2012.
has 35+ years of executive-level experience owning, operating and advising corporations, from large NYSE
listed public companies to emerging-growth private companies.
extensive operating and advisory experience provides clients with a comprehensive understanding into the challenges of successfully navigating a business through varying economic climates.
expertise includes securing clients over $3.7 billion in public and private capital, and debt financing; structuring, negotiating and closing numerous mergers and acquisitions; and providing other related strategic/financial value-added services.
has an accomplished track record of assisting management teams and ownership groups in increasing the value of their organization and the realization of their efforts through significant liquidity events.
In addition, his firm, MILLER, was Title Sponsor and active selection committee member for Invest Southwest Venture Capital Conference from 2006 through 2011, a premier capital conference in Arizona and the Southwest that connects the region's most promising ventures with knowledgeable investors.
An entrepreneur, Mr. Miller founded Miller Technology & Communications Corporation (MTCC), which he successfully grew into a leading regional provider of technology training services.
The company was selected by INC.
Magazine as one of the fastest 100 growing small public companies in America.
As CEO, Mr. Miller lead MTCC through a series of private and public financings and exited the business through the sale of its assets to ITT Educational Services, a NYSE
listed national leader of technology training services.
Mr. Miller was instrumental in assisting America West Airlines development from a business plan to an operating airline, participating as an early stage investor/advisor regarding the company's initial public offering and serving as a Board Member from 1982 through 1986.
In 1986, Mr. Miller departed to found StatesWest Airlines, where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
tenure, Mr. Miller
successfully secured over $135 million in public and private capital for StatesWest Airlines
that operated as a USAir Express regional airline and exited the business in 1993, thereafter focusing all of his
time on MILLER entities.
Mr. Miller has served as a board member for a dozen public and private companies including Jacor Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ), Comprehensive Care Corporation (NYSE) America West Airlines, Inc. (NYSE), and Global Entertainment Corporation (AMEX).
He also served as Vice Chairman-Finance of The Ritz-Carlton Magazine® published by SCG, Inc.
familiarity with the dynamics of negotiating with, presenting to and governance issues affecting the Board of Directors and key shareholder groups provides clients with valuable insight and experience.
Serving his home state of Arizona, Mr. Miller was appointed by state government officials, including the Governor and the Attorney General of Arizona, serving as Chairman of the Arizona State Board of Private Post-Secondary Education and as a board member for the peace officers memorial.
has been a featured speaker on numerous occasions at various colleges and universities.
Serving as Chairman or President for community service organizations, Mr. Miller's philanthropic endeavors include support for the non-profit arts community and athletic foundations.
In 2008, Mr. Miller
instituted the annual Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship in support of Arizona
State University, in particular the W.P. Carey School of Business
, and to encourage and recognize academic excellence in outstanding students.
His active involvement at the University also included having served as a member of ASU's Dean's Council of 100, a national group of prominent business executives invited by the Dean to play a leadership role in shaping the future of the W.P. Carey School of Business.
He previously served over 20 years as a certified arbitrator for the NASD (now known as FINRA), having been appointed to the program by the Board of Governors.
was selected by President Ronald R. Regan to serve as a member of a Presidential Task Force.
He is a former member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Inc.
received an honorable discharge from the United States Army
as a Noncommissioned Officer.
Mr. Miller earned his Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Pacific Western University.