Ed Miller, MBA | David Couper Consulting

Ed Miller, MBA

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH -- Ed Miller brings over 25 years of experience in coaching, management, and consulting to his work with executives. Prior to coaching and consulting, Ed was Business Director at Quaker Oats (now Pepsi), with full P&L and management responsibility for a cross-functional business team, including sales, finance, operations, marketing and R&D. Before joining Quaker, he worked in sales and marketing at IBM, with clients in the manufacturing and transportation industries.

As a consultant, he works with companies in the areas of business and marketing strategy, leadership and professional development. As a coach, he works with executives and teams to increase their leadership and management skills and to achieve their professional and organizational goals. Ed has worked with clients ranging from start-up and midsize organizations to Global 100 firms, including ADA, AT&T, Bell Canada, Amoco (now BP), Chase, Clintec, DRW, Microsoft, Nestle, SAIC, T. Rowe Price, and Xerox.

Ed is also a lecturer and leadership coach at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Clients have included Abbott, Amsted, Bank of Communications (China), Cargill, CME, Harman-Kardon, Honeywell, HSBC, KONE, Philips, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Wrigley.


Leadership and Management Skills, Business and Marketing Strategy, Brand Development, Leading Organization Change, Developing High Performance Teams and Organizations, New and High Potential Leader Development, Career Transition. Certifications: Executive Leadership training, Executive Peak Program, Center for Creative Leadership; Advanced Coaching certification, New Ventures West

industry background & education

Consumer products, manufacturing, transportation, technology, telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and nonprofit organizations with managers through to C-level executives. Bachelor’s in Economics, Dartmouth College; Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

noted accomplishments

  • Developed and led innovative action learning and peer coaching program for major US agency, deemed most valuable component of year-long executive leadership institute
  • Supported global rollout of world class customer experience initiative for major financial services firm with custom experiential training program
  • Developed and led Leading from the Middle program for high potential managers at major technology firm
  • Supported commercialization and launch of national sales organization for major telecommunications provider through consultative selling training program
  • Led development and national launch into a new product category for Quaker
  • Established #1 position for Quaker in new category through successful $250M acquisition