Senior Advisor, Teneo Capital
Ken Miller is a Senior Advisor to Teneo Capital.
Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Miller was the President & CEO of Ken Miller Capital, LLC (“KMC”), a closely-held merchant banking firm, with headquarters in New York’s Rockefeller Center and affiliates in China and Europe. KMC provides strategic financial advice to clients and invests in early stage companies.
Mr. Miller has served successively as Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and Credit Suisse First Boston. At Merrill Lynch, Mr. Miller built and ran the Mergers & Acquisitions Department while forming the first bulge bracket private equity group, Merrill Lynch Capital Partners, as well as the very profitable bridge financing business, each of which reported to him. Upon leaving Merrill, he formed The Lodestar Group, a merchant bank which he sold to Societe Generale. After that sale, Mr. Miller joined Credit Suisse First Boston as, then, their only Vice Chairman, charged with acting as financial advisor to wealthy individuals and a number of the world’s largest corporations.
Mr. Miller has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Viacom, Inc., Intelsat Corporation, Kinder Care Learning Centers, CNA Surety and, now, Loews Corporation (NYSE: “L”), the company which controls Diamond Offshore Corporation (NYSE: “DO”), CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: “CNA”), Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: “BWP”) and Loews Hotels.
Mr. Miller is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the NYU-Shanghai Program on Innovation & Creativity and a Board member of the Asian Cultural Council. In addition, Mr. Miller acts senior advisor to Contour Venture Partners, a venture capital fund he helped create, whose purpose is investing in early stage East Coast businesses.
Mr. Miller received his B.A., with honors, from the University of Michigan (1964), M.A. from Yale University (1965 – Chinese Studies), and J.D. from Harvard University (1969). Publications include articles on: China, venture capital, economic development, international relations, and the merger market in Foreign Affairs, Time magazine, The Harvard Journal of Legislation, The Business Lawyer, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The New Republic, The Deal, The Nation, and Fortune.
Mr. Miller speaks French and Mandarin Chinese.