Mr. Miller brings over 30 years’ experience in upstream and downstream oil and gas.
He has advised middle market companies, large business enterprises, and their stakeholders in complex venture capital, growth-equity, buyout, and financial restructuring transactions globally.
Prior to joining Chiron, he was a senior investment director with Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the corporate venture arm of the Saudi Aramco Group, the world’s leading integrated energy company. He was responsible for identifying and executing investments in North American companies of strategic importance with a focus on upstream and downstream oil & gas, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water technologies.
He was also a Managing Director at Perseus, LLC, a private equity and merchant banking firm with over $2.0 billion in capital commitments. Michael was co-head of the energy and environmental technology investing practice and responsible for investments in nine portfolio companies. He played an important role in raising the Perseus Partners VII, LP fund and served on the boards of Chroma Energy, Inc., Distributed Energy Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: DESC), SEVA Energie AG, Puralube, Inc., AGO AG Energie + Anlagen, Baumot AG, Seismic Equipment Solutions, LP, and Twintec AG.
Previously, he founded Mill Consulting Group, L.P., providing investment, M&A, finance and other strategic advisory services to small and medium-sized enterprises as well as larger concerns in the U.S. and internationally. One of his major clients was Beal Bank in Plano, TX, the largest privately owned bank in the state, which he advised in its pursuit of distressed real estate and non-performing loan portfolios in Europe. Michael was one of four partners at Swiss Life Private Equity Partners AG in Zurich, Switzerland, which managed a combined portfolio of some $2.4 billion in fund and direct investments. He was also a Vice President at Enron, where he led the Principal Investments Group and also the Corporate Development team with Enron Caribbean Basin, which successfully acquired several hundred MW of generating assets in Panama, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia.
Mr. Miller also previously held positions of leadership at UBS Capital GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany as Founder and Managing Director, and Union Bank of Switzerland as Head of Structured Finance. He began his career as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in both New York City and Frankfurt, Germany.
He is fluent in English and German.
Education and Credentials
- Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration, Rice University, Houston, TX; MBA (Honors)
- Universität Karlsruhe, Institute for Combustion Engineering; DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship
- Rice University, Houston, TX, BSChE, BA