Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Miller Group Adds Senior Executive Talent

The Miller Group, comprised of affiliated companies Miller Capital Corporation, a venture capital, private equity, management consulting and financial advisory firm; Miller Capital Markets, LLC, a FINRA member investment banking firm; Miller Investments, Inc.; and Miller Management Corporation, announced today the firm has expanded the executive team members of Miller Capital Corporation and Miller Capital Markets with the addition of Ronald L. Miller, Jr. as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Miller Capital Markets and as Vice Chairman Finance of Miller Capital Corporation. Scott L. Perkins has joined The Miller Group as Vice President Finance for Miller Capital Markets and Miller Capital Corporation.

Ronald L. Miller, Jr. will join Christian M. Wolford, President of Miller Capital Markets, to serve on the newly formed Executive Committee to be chaired by Rudy R. Miller. Rodd R. Miller was appointed to the Board of Directors of Miller Capital Corporation to serve as Vice Chairman from his prior position as Executive Vice President of Miller Capital Corporation.

Ronald L. Miller, Jr. in his capacity as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Miller Capital Markets and as Vice Chairman Finance of Miller Capital Corporation provides added depth to Miller’s overall capabilities to serve its clients located throughout the United States. During Mr. Miller’s 12+ years as an executive officer in Wall Street investment banking firms he has completed M&A advisory services in excess of $1 billion in transaction value and raised more than $2 billion of capital for client transactions. Mr. Miller was most recently with Alare Capital Partners, LLC, a Scottsdale-based investment banking and strategic advisory firm, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Previous executive positions included serving as Managing Director with The Seidler Companies Incorporated, a Los Angeles-based investment banking firm and member of the NYSE, and opening the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Wells Fargo Van Kasper. He held a senior position with Imperial Capital and was associated with the Corporate Finance Department of Ernst & Young. He began his career in the M&A department of PaineWebber, Inc. Mr. Miller earned a BBA from The University of Georgia and an MBA with honors from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 registrations.

Scott L. Perkins will serve as Vice President Finance for Miller Capital Markets and Miller Capital Corporation, bringing added expertise in M&A transactions to the firm. Prior to joining The Miller Group Mr. Perkins was associated with Dinan & Company, a firm that exclusively provided acquisition services for financial and strategic buyers. Mr. Perkins previously held management and marketing positions for Wells Fargo and was in the Business Development department of JP Morgan Chase. He has been active in the Association for Corporate Growth and the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Perkins received his BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Arizona State University.

Rudy R. Miller, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Miller Group of affiliated companies, said, “I am pleased to welcome Ron and Scott as new members of our executive team. Our firm’s financial strength allowed us to selectively add senior talent at a time of turmoil in the Wall Street environment. From this well-capitalized position we were able to choose from the abundance of talent available that will enhance our firm now and strengthen the firm for future growth opportunities. We take pride in being an Arizona-based firm that competes successfully on the national level. Our 37 years of experience during both good and bad markets offers a history of service to middle market companies located throughout the nation not commonly available from independent firms such as The Miller Group.”

Ronald L. Miller, Jr. stated, “The Miller Group is uniquely positioned to provide middle market companies with a value proposition that facilitates navigation through both stable and tumultuous periods in the capital markets. While current economic conditions have stymied a number of both public and private companies, we feel our suite of diverse skills presents companies with realistic options to satisfy their corporate objectives. It is with distinct pleasure that I join Rudy and his talented team. I look forward to taking part in writing the firm’s next exciting chapters.”

About The Miller Group

Miller, headquartered in Scottsdale, is comprised of several affiliate companies including Miller Capital Corporation (MCC), which offers a broad spectrum of financial advisory and related services to public and private middle-market companies throughout the nation. MCC provides services in venture capital and private equity investing, management consulting and business valuations. Miller Capital Markets (MCM), a FINRA member firm, is a boutique investment bank that handles merger and acquisition transactions, private placement of equity and debt, and public market advisory services. Miller Investments, Inc. and Miller Management Corporation are also a part of The Miller Group of affiliated companies. A select group of past and present Miller clients include: America West Airlines, Inc., USAir Express, Bowlin Travel Centers, Inc., Capital Title Group, Inc., Global Entertainment Corporation, Legal Broadcast Network, LLC, McMurry, Inc., Ritz Carlton magazine and Zuvo Water, LLC.

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