The Miles Group — Talent Strategies for World-Class Performance

Our Team

Working closely with CEOs, leadership teams, and boards of major global corporations has given us the insight and knowledge to create customized, world-class talent strategies. From directing successful leadership transitions at Fortune 50 companies to conducting in-depth board assessments and development plans, we create value for organizations that reaches far beyond our engagement.

Just as we strive for the exceptional in our talent strategies, we seek to offer exceptional people, ideas, communication, and level of commitment to our clients each day.

Principal
Tel: (212) 899-6937

Matthew Bedwell is a principal with The Miles Group, where he focuses on executive coaching, executive assessment, succession planning, board effectiveness, and top team effectiveness services. He has extensive experience counseling clients on a wide-range of business issues affecting operations and performance, and he serves Fortune 500 clients across numerous geographies and industries, including consumer products, technology, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, and energy industries, as well as a number of venture capital and private equity investors and their portfolio...

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Director of Executive Education and Learning

Nate Bennett serves as the Director of Executive Education and Learning for The Miles Group. He is also a faculty member with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Previous to his appointment at Georgia State in 2012, he was a member of the faculty at Georgia Tech (1999-2012) and Louisiana State University (1989-1999).

Dr. Bennett has over 20 years of experience partnering with companies to carefully and thoroughly assess the development needs of high potential talent in order to then design and deliver high impact leadership...

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Associate
Tel: (212) 332-6372
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Kavitha Cherian is an associate with The Miles Group, focusing on the firm’s executive assessment and succession work. She has broad experience in financial services, management consulting, and macroeconomics research roles in the United States and Asia. Prior to joining The Miles Group, Kavitha served as an associate with TD Bank in New York, where she was responsible for corporate credit management.
Prior to TD Bank, Kavitha attended business school full time, pursuing a dual MBA/MA degree at The University of Pennsylvania. She traveled to Brazil, Peru, and India to conduct...

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Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Tel: (212) 899-6927
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Taylor Griffin is a partner and Chief Operating Officer of The Miles Group. Her client work focuses on succession, executive assessment, executive coaching, board effectiveness, and top team effectiveness services. As COO, she is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the firm. Prior to joining The Miles Group, she was an associate principal with Heidrick & Struggles’ Leadership Consulting Practice.

Taylor has significant experience across wide range of leadership advisory services, including executive coaching, executive assessments (including pre-hire or pre-invest...

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Senior Associate
Tel: (212) 332-6363
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Courtney Hamilton is a Senior Associate with The Miles Group, focusing on executive succession and leadership development. She has broad experience working in professional services and operating roles in the United States and Asia. Prior to joining The Miles Group, Courtney served as Regional Manager for livingsocial in Asia, where she was responsible for market entry strategy, acquisition integrations and retail e-commerce expansion.

Before her tenure at livingsocial, Courtney attended business school full time, winning a U.S.-China Future Leader fellowship to research, design and...

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Senior Associate
Tel: (212) 899-6931
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Jeffrey Jones is a senior associate with The Miles Group focusing on the firm’s worldwide executive development and coaching activities. Before joining The Miles Group, Jeff was a senior associate within Heidrick & Struggles’ Leadership Consulting Practice, specializing in top team and CEO assessments, CEO succession planning, board of directors effectiveness reviews, executive coaching and development, and high-potential leader development for large global and international clients. Jeff has served a number of Fortune 500 clients throughout the world, and has broad exposure working...

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (212) 899-6928
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Stephen Miles is the founder and chief executive officer of The Miles Group. Previously, he was a vice chairman at Heidrick & Struggles and ran Leadership Advisory Services. With more than 15 years of experience in assessment, executive coaching, top-level succession planning, organizational effectiveness and strategy consulting, Stephen specializes in CEO succession and has partnered with numerous boards of global Fortune 500 companies to ensure that a successful leadership selection and transition occurs. He has also led many chairman successions and board effectiveness reviews,...

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Our Advisors

In 2009, Joie Gregor formed JAG Advisors LLC, a management consulting firm. Also that year, she joined the board of ConAgra Foods, Inc. where she serves as a member of the Human Resources and Nominating and Governance Committees. Most recently, Joie became a visiting executive and senior advisor to the president of Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Prior to her current positions, Joie served as the assistant to the president for Presidential Personnel, a role she assumed in October 2007. Before joining the president's senior staff, Joie served as vice chairman of the...

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David F. Larcker is the James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University and professor at the Stanford Law School (courtesy). He was previously the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of accounting and information systems at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla and a doctorate in business from the University of Kansas.

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Scott Miller is the chief executive officer of SSA & Company, a leading operational improvement consulting firm, and G100, a private forum for the chief executive officers of leading public companies and private equity firms. Previously, Scott served as the president of the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Corporation, and prior to that as chief executive officer of United Infrastructure Company, a company owned by Peter Kiewit and Sons and Bechtel Enterprises, dedicated to infrastructure acquisition, development, and operation. His early career was as a founding partner of The John Buck...

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David Niles joined SSA in 2004 and serves as president; in this role, he oversees strategy and all day-to-day operations of the business. In addition, David provides oversight of SSA’s sister companies: Next Generation Leadership, High Lantern Group, and the G100 CEO network. He also sits on the board of the Deming Center for Quality and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School.

David has extensive experience in building businesses, as a strategic advisor, private equity investor, and operating executive. Prior to SSA, David was a partner at Castling Group, a management...

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Tom Wajnert is a leasing pioneer, having launched his career in 1968 with US Leasing, a NYSE-listed company that is widely regarded as the progenitor of the modern equipment leasing industry. For over 40 years, Tom has navigated the changing currents of the equipment leasing industry and built an impressive list of accomplishments.

He joined AT&T in 1984, founding AT&T Credit Corporation, a captive finance organization, which quickly expanded and evolved to become AT&T Capital Corporation, an international, full-service equipment leasing and commercial finance company....

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