Chief Executive Officer, Association for Corporate Growth in Chicago
Craig Miller brings decades of operational and financial advisory experience to his role as chief executive officer of the Association for Corporate Growth in Chicago (ACG Chicago). He has worked with hundreds of great volunteers to build unparalleled access to and opportunity in the middle market. The organization boasts 1,000 senior corporate executives, investors, bankers and key advisors doing business globally. As a board member, Miller co-chaired Chicago’s original Capital Connection in 2002 (now the country’s largest gathering of private capital investing in middle market businesses) and the first venture forum, Powering Growth, in 2007. He also served as a director of ACG Global, where he chaired the interwoven website development allowing each chapter to focus on their members’ most critical local needs yet have access to ACG’s 14,000 global members.
Prior to joining ACG Chicago formally in the late summer of 2007, Miller worked on private equity investments, strategic advisory and valuation analyses for privately held companies through Oak Ridge Capital between 2003 and 2007. In addition, he managed a 363 bankruptcy in 2002. Between 1993 and 2002, Miller was managing director of Valuemetrics, where he managed the midwestern offices and was active in structuring and executing buyouts, debt placements, transaction analyses for ownership transition and management buyouts, fairness opinions and ESOP development. Miller received his B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College, his M.A. from Northwestern’s School of Communication and his M.M. in business education from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.