Miller Companies manages a diverse portfolio of operations, investment, and technology companies in the regulated gaming, hospitality, technology, and aviation industries. We focus on early stage companies and special situations where our expertise can produce outsized results for all stakeholders. Today our work focuses on gaming route operations, regulated internet gaming, Indian gaming, and aviation.
Mr. Miller is a serial entrepreneur with five successful startups on his track record. Prior to Miller Companies, he founded Gaming Capital Group in 2005, Prairie State Gaming in 2009, Pelican State Gaming in 2013, Commonwealth Gaming in 2015, and was one of the founders of Sierra Design Group, a gaming technology company sold to Bally Technologies in 2003 for $220 million. He has extensive experience in gaming regulatory matters, and has been a senior executive in gaming companies for 20 years.
Mr. Miller was a cavalry of officer on active duty in the US Army, and began his career as an aide to US Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Senator Larry Pressler. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, New York and a second MBA in management of technology from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Miller holds a Private Pilot license and is a passionate aviation enthusiast. Born and raised in South Dakota, Mr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He and his wife Amanda raise their three children in Hinsdale.
Mike Morris is Miller Companies’ Chief Operating Officer. Mike began his career as a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army in multiple combat arms leadership, planning, and logistics roles before moving to the civilian work force for BOC Gases. BOC is a UK based global manufacturing company where Mr. Morris continued to work in operations management, crisis management, and national staff roles. He focused on lean manufacturing principles implementation, cost control, and optimization. He joined a startup project to create a national commercial contracting service that developed into an entity with consistent annual sales of $5 million that continues to successfully service a niche franchise need. Mike served as the founding COO for Prairie State Gaming, a large Illinois VGT terminal operator recognized as a leader in the Illinois VGT market eventually acquired by Penn National Gaming in 2015. Mike brings his decades of experience in operational & logistics management and his unique expertise in distributed gaming from the Illinois market to Commonwealth Gaming. A Desert Storm combat veteran, Mr. Morris is in his 30th year of service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College graduate program.
Shane Turner is Miller Companies’ Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the company’s overall financial plans including acquisition analysis, capital usage, risk management, business profitability, accounting, human resources, tax, and regulatory compliance of the company and its commonly owned investments.
Shane joined Miller Companies in 2016. Prior to joining the Miller Companies, he provided business advisory and tax services to closely held companies in the areas of real estate, financial services, technology and video gaming with large and mid-tier international public accounting firms.
He is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s of Science in Taxation from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Francisco State University.
Shane, his wife Kristin and their three children are proud descendants of men and women that served in the US Army.
Nichole Bargo is the accountant for Miller Companies. Nichole obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Concordia University Chicago. She then went on to complete her MBA with a Finance concentration from Benedictine University. Nichole started her career in commodities trading with a brokerage firm that is one of the world’s leading merchants. She has always been enthusiastic about investments and investment theories. Miller Companies utilizes her accounting knowledge to enhance the company’s investment portfolio.
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40 E. Hinsdale Ave. STE 204 Hinsdale, Illinois 60521