December 2012Berkshire Partners Announces New Advisory Director

Boston, Massachusetts, December 17, 2012 — Berkshire Partners LLC, the Boston-based investment firm, announced today that Michael A. Miles, Jr. will join the firm as an Advisory Director.  Mr. Miles will work with Berkshire to source new investment ideas and serve as an operating advisor to portfolio companies.

Ross M. Jones, Managing Director of Berkshire, said, "Mike joins us with a distinguished track record and his experience will undoubtedly bring significant value to Berkshire and our portfolio companies.  A number of us have had the privilege of knowing Mike for over two decades and we are delighted to have him join the firm."

"Berkshire has a sterling reputation and a renowned partnership culture," said Mr. Miles. "I look forward to joining the team."

Mr. Miles comes to Berkshire from Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), the $25 billion office products supplier, where he has been President since 2006 and Chief Operating Officer since 2003.  Prior to Staples, Mr. Miles was with PepsiCo and YUM Brands for ten years, ultimately as Chief Operating Officer of Pizza Hut. He began his career at Bain and Company, the Boston-based management consulting firm.

Mr. Miles serves on the Board of Directors for Western Union, Inc. (NYSE:WU), where he is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees.  He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Source: Berkshire Partners via Business Wire
Title: Berkshire Partners Announces New Advisory Director
Date Published: December 17, 2012
Date Accessed: August 7, 2013