Robert C. Miller
Mr. Miller is Managing Partner of Wade & Clark Wine Imports and overseas operations and finance. Mr. Miller is also an owner of River Valley Wine Cellars, which he founded in July 2006. River Valley Wine Cellars is an environmentally controlled and secure storage facility for the preservation of fine wine for both short term and long term storage. River Valley Wine Cellars serves individual collectors, importers, distributors, restaurants and retailers.
Mr. Miller was formerly a Vice President and Director of the investment banking firm of Allen & Company Incorporated where he worked from July 1987 to September 2000. While at Allen & Company, Mr. Miller’s principal business activities included making direct investments, conducting private placements and public offerings, initiating, negotiating and structuring joint venture arrangements, and advising clients on mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Miller has been involved in a number of highly successful industry consolidations.
Mr. Miller formed Marduk Holding Corp. in February 1997 and acted as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from inception to its ultimate sale in July 2002 to a public company. Marduk Holding, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries and affiliates, was engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment used in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. Mr. Miller grew Marduk Holding from start-up stage to over $100 million in revenues and more than 400 employees.
Mr. Miller formed M & S Shipping, LLC in February 2004 for the purpose of owning and operating retail services businesses under a franchise of The UPS Store. The UPS Storeis targeted to the needs of businesses of all size, small office/home office workers and busy consumers who are looking for timesaving services such as packaging and shipping services, mail and parcel receiving, and a wide range of other authorized products and services. M & S Shipping, LLC grew into one of the top 150 The UPS Stores in the world and was sold to UPS in April 2006.
Mr. Miller was previously a Director of several publicly-held and privately-held companies. Mr. Miller was chosen to be a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (YPO) in August 2001 and was listed as an honored professional in the Who’s Who 2000 – 2001 edition.
Mr. Miller received his B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Williams College in 1987 and his M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University in 1991. Robert Miller resides in Somers, New York. Mr. Miller is married and has two children.