Michael D. Miller
Mike Miller: invVEST Board of Advisors. Renewable Fuels.
Mike Miller has 30 years of experience in leading multi-nationals such as BP, Castrol, PepsiCo and Ford. In 2007 he took up the challenge of growing an integrated alternative-energy company, Blue Sun Biodiesel, serving as its President and Chief Operating Officer.
Miller spent the previous decade, in Europe and Asia, leading large, cross-functional petroleum teams in complex cultures and demanding environments. As the first American appointed to an overseas CEO spot by Burmah Castrol plc, his strong executive leadership was recognized in two of their Annual Reports while in Malaysia and managing through the Asian Financial Crisis. He was Chairman of a large Malaysian lubricant joint venture for six years, serves on several Boards, and is an adjunct professor with the University of Colorado’s Global Energy Management program where he teaches a renewable energy course he created. He blends strategic thinking with operating experience to help companies scale energy technologies and build market leadership.
His track record includes successes in demanding general management, turnaround and integration roles, especially those carrying an international flavor. Earlier years consisted of broad-based strategy and financial responsibilities such as SVP Finance and CFO. He’s led over 30 change initiatives during his career, many global or regional in scope, along with managing four start-ups. In addition to downstream energy, he has first-hand experience in marketing, branding and multi-channel distribution. He enjoys publishing articles, often speaks at energy events and serves as a judge in numerous clean-tech business plan competitions.
Miller holds a MBA from the Harvard Business School and has a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University, where he graduated with Highest Honors. Mike lives in Denver, is a passionate fly fisherman who’s fished extensively on three continents, and serves as vice president of Denver Trout Unlimited.