Speakers & Experts

 

Michael D. Miller, MBA
Senior Adjunct Faculty Member

Email: mmiller@callutheran.edu
Phone: (818) 720-1707

Biography

Since 1989, Mike has been a member of California Lutheran University's Shool of Management adjunct faculty.  He also lectures in Loyola Marymount University's Entrepreneur Program (www.lmu.edu) and is an advisor for their on-campus student incubator.


 


During the day, Mike is the Chief Marketing Officer of Maverick Angels (www.maverickangels.com).  He is also on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (www.sacc-la.org).


 


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, has appointed Mr. Miller to serve on their new Technology Transfer Office’s Advisory Board.  The purpose of the Advisory Board is to help the University transition research from the laboratory to the marketplace.


 


He spent the first fourteen years of his career in corporate America with Bendix and Allied Signal corporations, and has been an owner or partner in two firms.  Positions he held included acquisition manager, divisional marketing manager, new product development manager, distribution manager, national sales manager and marketing communications manager.  Since 1989, Mike has been in the investing and management consulting industries.


 


Outside of Mike’s day-to-day professional activities, since 1989, he has been an adjunct professor in California Lutheran University’s (Thousand Oaks, CA) evening School of Management MBA program for working adults.  In 2007, Mike helped start California Lutheran University’s first Entrepreneur Roundtable program, designed to help entrepreneurs start their enterprises outside of the classroom.  He has also served on the Advisory Board of the Southern California Edison/California Lutheran University Venture Forum.


Speeches:

  • "What is leadership?"

    Leader attributes and skills. The difference between management and leadership. How to make a jump and how to stay there.

  • "Strategic Marketing: What business should I be in?"

    How do I know what business I am in? What business should I be in? What business model should I have? How do I get there? How do I secure the necessary resources?

  • "Business Planning: Obtaining Funding"

    What do funders look for in a business plan? How to craft and present your business plan. How to speak like angel investors and venture capitalists. How to approach funders. Necessary resources to know about.

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