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.

Analyst
Tel: (212) 332-6390
Fax: (212) 332 - 3791

Jennifer Baer is an analyst with The Miles Group, where she is responsible for supporting the consulting team across client engagements, including CEO succession advisory projects, executive coaching, research, executive assessments and board development work.

Prior to joining The Miles Group, Jennifer worked in the human resources department of G100 Companies, the parent company of The Miles Group. In this role, Jennifer focused on developing and executing recruiting strategies for the G100 Companies family of firms. Before her tenure at G100 Companies, Jennifer held roles at...

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Managing Director and VP of Products
Tel: (212) 899-6937
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Matthew Bedwell is a managing director with TMG, where he focuses on executive coaching, executive assessment, succession planning, board effectiveness, and top team effectiveness services. Matt is an executive coach for leaders in senior roles across numerous industries; leads executives assessment and development projects for clients both domestically and abroad (including CEO assessment and development, and CEO viability) and develops and leads team effectiveness events for top leadership teams as well as senior functional and business leaders. He has extensive experience counseling...

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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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Consultant
Tel: (212) 332-6381
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Alison Byczek is a Consultant with The Miles Group where she is responsible for helping to manage a number of client engagements, as well as providing support across all service lines for TMG.

Prior to joining The Miles Group, Alison was an Investment Banking Associate in the Technology, Media & Telecom group at Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York City. In this position, Alison advised an array of diversified media and technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, capital structure considerations and initial public offerings.

Before her tenure at...

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

Taylor Griffin is the Chief Operating Officer of The Miles Group (“TMG”). Her client work focuses on CEO and senior team succession planning, CEO and senior executive coaching, executive assessments (including pre-hire or pre-invest assessments), board evaluations and optimization, and top team effectiveness services. As COO, she is responsible for the overall operations and management 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...

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Managing Director
Tel: (212) 332-6363
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Courtney Hamilton is a managing director with The Miles Group, where she serves leaders of high performing organizations across all sectors in the areas of management assessment, leadership coaching and organizational change initiatives and advises their boards and senior executives on their most important leadership challenges. Since joining TMG Courtney has advised on numerous CEO Succession projects, partnering closely with Boards and key stakeholders to ensure seamless transitions across a breadth of companies in the financial services, technology, media, industrial products, consumer...

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Senior Consultant & Director, Products
Tel: (212) 899-6931
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Jeffrey Jones is a senior consultant and the director of products with The Miles Group. With deep experience across the spectrum of TMG services, Jeff focuses on executive coaching, the firm’s worldwide executive development and assessment activities, and team effectiveness events for top leadership teams. As director of products, Jeff also plays a key role in leading and managing the design, development, and marketing of various TMG products including TMG Grow and the Leadership Accelerator app.

Before joining The Miles Group, Jeff was a senior associate within Heidrick &...

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Analyst
Tel: (212) 332-6365
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Courtney Lester is an Analyst with The Miles Group, where she focuses on supporting the consultants on various client engagements and research projects across TMG’s practice areas. Since joining TMG, she has supported numerous CEO succession projects, executive assessments, coaching engagements and board effectiveness assessments.

Prior to joining The Miles Group, she worked as a Senior Consultant at Kurt Salmon in their Retail and Consumer Group. In this position, Courtney assisted a variety of leading retailers in the development and implementation of innovative solutions for...

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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 20 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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Consultant
Tel: (646) 766-8528
Fax: (212) 332-3791

John Nasr is a consultant with The Miles Group. He focuses across TMG’s practice areas, including senior team succession, executive coaching and assessments, board development work, and top team effectiveness. John partners with clients to build bench strength and individual viability for future roles, help make selection and organization decisions, and ensure proper transition at the senior executive levels. He also advises clients on developing high performance teams and performing team optimization services. John has served clients across numerous geographies and industries.

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Analyst
Tel: 212-332-6308
Fax: 212-332-3791

Eric Noreen is an analyst with The Miles Group, where he focuses on providing support to the consultants on various project and research assignments. He routinely conducts required research, market analysis, and data gathering in support of current and future client engagements. Additionally, Eric helps to analyze and compile reports in support of executive development and coaching engagements. Since joining TMG, Eric has worked on numerous CEO Succession projects, Coaching engagements, and various Board and Stakeholder research projects.

Prior to joining The Miles Group, Eric...

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Senior Consultant
Tel: (212) 332-6370
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Alli Widman is a senior consultant with TMG, where she focuses on a wide range of leadership advisory and development activities, including executive assessments and coaching, CEO and senior team succession planning, team effectiveness, and board optimization services.

Alli has a range of experience working in professional services and spent the formative years of her career in financial services as an investment banker, equity analyst and investor. Prior to joining TMG, Alli was a Principal at Feigen Advisors, a boutique CEO Advisory firm where she advised CEO clients on their...

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Managing Director
Tel: (212) 899-6933
Fax: (212) 332-3791

Adam Wilkes is a managing director with The Miles Group, where he serves clients across a wide range of disciplines and industries. He concentrates his efforts on senior team succession, executive assessment and coaching, board development and effectiveness and top team optimization services. Adam serves as an executive coach to a number of senior-level leaders (both operational and functional) and regularly partners with clients on top-team succession projects, including CEO assessment and development planning, to build viability for succession candidates and ensure proper transition at...

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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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