40+ years executive-level experience owning, operating and advising corporations, from large public companies to emerging-growth private companies and have secured over $3.7 billion dollars in both public and private capital for client companies. The Miller Group of affiliated companies provides a broad spectrum of financial advisory and related services.In 1986, founded StatesWest Airlines, where he served as Chairman, President and CEO. Successfully secured over $135 million in public and private capital for StatesWest Airlines that operated as a USAir Express regional airline. Mr. Miller exited the business in 1993, thereafter focusing all of his time on TMG of entities.Served as a board member for a dozen public and private companies including Jacor Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ), Comprehensive Care Corporation (NYSE), America West Airlines, Inc. (NYSE), and Global Entertainment Corporation (OTCBB). Also served as Vice Chairman-Finance of The Ritz-Carlton Magazine® published by SCG, Inc. In 2008, the annual Rudy R. Miller Business-Finance Scholarship was instituted as a way to express support of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, and to encourage and recognize academic excellence in outstanding students. Active involvement at the University also included having served as a member of ASU’s Dean's Council of 100, a national group of prominent business executives invited by the Dean to play a leadership role in shaping the future of the W.P. Carey School of Business. Served for 20 years as a certified arbitrator for the NASD (now known as FINRA), having been appointed to the program by the Board of Governors. From 2006 through 2011 The Miller Group was Title Sponsor and Mr. Miller served as active selection committee member for Invest Southwest Venture Capital Conference, a premier capital conference in Arizona and the Southwest that connects the region's most promising ventures with knowledgeable investors.
3P Equity Partners is a committed capital fund established in early 2012 with significant funding from several prominent family offices. The firm invests mainly in mid-size companies with a strong record of meeting earnings challenges and in smaller companies with significant potential for growth. 3P Equity seeks out opportunities to partner with private equity counterparts as well as management teams as part of creative buy-out/buy-in initiatives. 3P Equity Partners is industry-agnostic, making investments in companies with an EBITDA of $3 to $18 million.
Founded in 1994, Pomona Capital specializes in investing across the spectrum of private equity in three ways: by purchasing secondary interests in existing partnerships, by investing in new partnerships, and by co-investing alongside buyout funds in individual companies. Pomona manages $6.7 billion in capital commitments for 250 investors, managing $4.4 billion across eight secondaries funds and $2.4 billion across six primary funds and other investment mandates. Pomona has committed $1.8 billion in primary capital to over 200 managers with investments in 1,500 underlying companies, and has purchased $2.1 billion in secondary interests in over 700 funds with investments in over 5,000 underlying companies. Through the primary funds, Pomona makes commitments to the new partnerships of leading buyout, venture capital and mezzanine funds located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Making single investments from $1 million to $500 million, Pomona structures transactions in innovative ways to suit sellers' needs.
Founded in 1991, Colony Capital, LLC is a private, international investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies. Since its inception, the Los Angeles-based firm has invested over $52 billion in over 30,000 assets. Colony has a team of over 250 people. Over the last twenty years, Colony has raised eight global funds and multiple geographic-specific funds. Its investment scope has broadened to include corporate transactions, international opportunities, strategic JVs and value-added investments. In 2008, Colony raised $885 million dedicated to the Distressed Credit Fund in anticipation of opportunities emanating from credit market dislocation. Currently, Colony has approximately $20 billion of assets under management.