A year out of college and working full-time at Mallinckrodt, Mike Miller founded Miller Computing in 1985 as a software development firm. After five years of wearing two hats, Mike resigned from Mallinckrodt and turned his full attention to The Miller Group. Starting with a staff of just two, Mike landed a contract with AT&T and became their only authorized training center in St. Louis.
Over the years, the company’s focus has broadened and changed, as has the name. In the mid-1990s, Miller Computing became The Miller Group, a name which more flexibly manifested the direction in which the company was heading.
His God, his family, and The Miller Group were the central reasons Mike got out of bed in the morning, and in that order.
Mike passed away on November 26, 2011.
He was our friend and our boss, and in that order.
In the first weeks after his death, we were asked many times how The Miller Group was doing. Was the business holding up? Were we going to get by? WWMD was a question all of us at The Miller Group asked from time to time in those first few weeks. Even though the mood was dark, the answer was simple. Mike established a company that from day one was dedicated to customer service and to the needs of our clients. Mike’s integrity and his guiding light are easy beacons to follow. With our new CEO, Joe Svoboda at the helm, we begin a new phase and look forward to the next 30 years.
In life, Mike helped many people. His family began an organization called Mike’s Helping Hands to pull together community volunteers and help families in need.
To list the number of lives Mike Miller touched would be an impossible task. He was loved, and is missed, by everyone who knew him.