Ira W. Miller - Chairman and CEO
Mr. Miller's financial services career began in 1987 at the investment banking firm of Drexel Burnham Lambert. Post Drexel Burnham Lambert, Mr. Miller has represented in excess of $1 billion in aggregate client market capitalization to the financial community.
In 1992 he capitalized and co-founded IW Miller Group, Inc which was a boutique corporate consulting firm. The firm's core focus was in the wireless and technology industries. During the firm’s tenure Mr. Miller represented Globalink, a language translation company which became the third largest percentage gainer on the American Exchange and eventually sold to Lernout & Hauspie in 1998. The firm represented Epicor Software, an Enterprise Resource Planning Company. Epicor went on to become one of the top percentage gainers on the Nasdaq Exchange.
In 2008, Mr. Miller founded and financed Zone Capital Partners, LLC which is a financial holding company. Zone Capital Partners, LLC has an active practice consulting with Small and Mid Cap companies. In addition to its core M&A practice the firm consulted with Orko Silver which was sold to Coeur d’Alene Mines; NYSE:CDE for cash and equity of $382 million in 2013.
In 2009, Mr. Miller co-founded and financed a Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) course that was taught at the Wagner School at New York University where he also participated as a guest lecturer. The following year it was awarded course of the year. In addition, Mr. Miller has served on the Economic Board of Visitors at UCLA from 2011-2012 and was a guest lecturer at UCLA in Finance/Economics during that time period. He resumed his guest lecturing role at UCLA for Fall Semester of 2013. Mr. Miller graduated with a Bachelor's Degree, Major: Economics Minor: Psychology, from UC Irvine.